Orchard Orgy Type 25c

Ref 2020-09 Orchard Orgy (Type 25c) Brewer Farmer Jim's
Style Traditional Still Type Cider
Started Thu 24th Sep 20 OG 1.046 Status Archived, 4.7% ABV
Handle 2020-09 Orchard Orgy (Type 25c)
Brewer Farmer Jim's
Style Traditional Still
Type Cider
Status Archived, 4.7% ABV ABV
Started Thu 24th Sep 20 OG 1.046
Packaged Sun 10th Jan 21 FG 1.000

One of two demijohns left over from a 25 litre bucket (Type 25a, 25b, and this one) to which no yeast or fermentables were added, just pure apple. Type 25a was bottled already, I’m using 25b and 25c to experiment.

20 days
Dec 202021Mon

This one began bubbling again a couple of days ago, and is now on par with the slowing Type 25b, despite having no additional yeast or sugar added. Very strange – I wonder what’s making it ferment again? No problems with the airlock, and I’ve not opened the demijohn either. Will be interesting to take a gravity reading at some point.

31 days
Nov 202020Fri

As well as bottling 39 clear flip-tops with assorted sweetener today I also racked off 2 demijohns from the 25 litre bucket that came back to Onchan recently. That bucket was one of the few FVs from our September pressing which hadn’t had anything added to it (yet) so I’m going to see if I can push the alcohol up via the addition of fermentable sugar. It’s been a long day and I just finished washing the bottling implements, will try to use the literature included with the hydrometer to work out how much sugar to add. The question is, how high can I push it before the alcohol kills the natural yeast that was present in the apples?

3 days
53 days