Does this look ok for cider?

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  1. Oct 10, 2018 #1

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    I made cider from apples and pears and left it to ferment on its own, I haven't added any yeast. If I saw this on TC or beer I'd think the batch is bad, but want to check with cider from apples:

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    There are some apple and pear chunks floating around in there.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2018 #2

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    I'd go by what it smells and tastes like before making a judgement ...

    ... but I have to ask "Why didn't you use a cider yeast?"

    Wild yeasts are notoriously "iffy" so it's very much in the lap of the Gods as to what you will produce!
     
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    It's quite common, or so I've read to use the yeasts of the apple. I need to sacrifice a beer filled goat to Ninkasi in hope the fermentation will go my way.
     
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    A white layer floating on beer is usually wild yeast i think. So my guess is your brew might be ok. Leave it to ferment out then give it a taste - if it's like drinking battery acid, that's just normal cider...
    Just joking, but only a bit.
     
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    :laugh8: reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend about making TC:

    -I find I can get away without being as strict on sanitisation when I make TC than with beer.
    -Oh, why is that?
    -Probably cos cider tastes like sh*t to begin with.
     
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    Looks fine. Give it time.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2018 at 8:02 AM #7

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    For slow fermenting cider with no yeast I would always try and use a narrow necked vessel that is almost full, to minimise the risk of oxidisation....
     

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