« on: November 11, 2010, 01:19:49 PM »
I am brewing a cider that I pitched on 09/29/2010. I have left it in the primary since that time. At the top of the fermentor a strange top layer developed. I have done two ciders before and I can not remember if this top layer of solid material was there before. Does anyone know what this layer of material is? it is sort of cloudy but it is not in a layer. It resembles the underside of a jelly fish not including the tentacles if that makes any sense. I used unpasteurized cider I got from Oak Glen and I treated it with sulfides before I pitched my WL Cider Yeast. This material developed a few weeks later. When i shake the fermentor it starts to sink to the bottom, but some of it floats back up to the top. My other question is should I rack it to a secondary for conditioning and how long to condition. I am pretty patient with my brews as I have conditioned things for over a year at times. I am looking for the best results that the cider would need before it is nice to drink. I plan on a still cider that I would like to be semi-dry. Thnak you for your help.