I got 5 gallons of Apple Cider from Strites Orchard last Friday...They were supposed to give me UNPasterized Cider!
I'm starting to think that someone messed up and put 5 gallons of PASTERIZED Cider in the 6 gallon primary fermentor!
I mixed the Acid Blend, Yeast Nutrient, pectin and let it sit till Saturday afternoon...then sprinkled5 grams of wine yeast on top of the cider and left it sit till Sunday after noon...the yeast basically congealed and sank to the bottom of the cider!
I went yesterday and got 2 more packets of wine yeast from scotzins...sprinkled another 5 grams of wine yeast on top of the cider...left it uncovered till last evening, All of that yeast sank just like the first packet...I used the third packet to start in a water bottle with some of the cider and water mix...that yeast took off, I kept adding more cider to it, this morning the yeast is Dead in the Bottle!
Anyone know if there is a way to figure out if the cider was Pasteurized?
If it is, I'm going to have a nice talk with Strites about them giving me 5 gallons of Pasteurized Cider when I ASKED for Unpasteurized Cider to ferment!
I Feel if they did indeed give me pasteurized cider, they should give me another 5 gallons that is Unpasteurized and at least refund part of my money seeing I bought 10 pounds of sugar that needed added and added to that cider to get it to ferment!