Funny smelling and looking hard cider ?!?!

Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:26 pm

Hi,

My cider just spent about 3 weeks fermenting and now it smells bad and looks very yellow... How do I get both this smell and color to dissipate?

Before fermenting the must/juice I treated it with Potassium Metabisulfite (at the dosage recommended on the package). Could this have caused the smell? I also used a dry wine yeast.

I thought maybe something else was causing the smell so I added some more metabisulfite to the now fermented cider to cease any active processes and racked it into an oak barrel.

Should I put in the wooden bung or should I put in the airlock to let the smelly gases escape? How long should I let it age out these undesirable traits?

Thanks for any advice/input!!
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Re: Funny smelling and looking hard cider ?!?!

Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:39 am

What does it smell like? Rotten Eggs, Vinegar? Did you take a gravity reading?
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Re: Funny smelling and looking hard cider ?!?!

Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:52 pm

is there a pilicle (scum) on it? taste?
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Re: Funny smelling and looking hard cider ?!?!

Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:31 am

Never scum on it. Not sure how to describe the taste... It is drinkable, but I hope it changes with a little aging/mellowing out.
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