At last. The Micro Pig Brewery’s first cider has been bottled after about 2 months of fermentation. I’m a happy man.
The gelatin I added last weekend has worked surprisingly well and despite the fact I had no way of crashing the temperature below 60F, most of the particles have dropped out. Of course it’s still very dry though but honestly not as dry as I thought it would be. To create a little more depth, I’m splitting the batch in half, adding 6 drops of my oaked vodka to round out the flavor.
This really salvaged the day yesterday and even though the piglets have noted the cider smells like an acidic fart with a splash apple. Still, it tastes good. Let’s see in a few weeks!