my first batch of cider stopped fermentating at 0.996 after 8 days today.
I let go of the idea to rack it into secondary. Seems that for maturing over 3 weeks, the lees likely wont give any off flavors, so I dont wanna take the risk for infections or oxidation and just leave it in primary
I just came to wonder, if there is any point in leaving it in primary instead of just bottling and letting it mature in the bottles? Basically, if i am not going for MLF, bottling is the same as racking it to secondary isnt it? I used pateurized apple juice, so I am not expecting MLF anyway.
Am I missing something? Or can i just bottle and let the cider mature in them?