Sorry, couldn't resist.
But seriously, this is my first cider. Pretty simple recipe.
5 gal juice
2 lbs brown sugar
8 oz raisins
1 pk Safale S-04 (dry english)
I pitched Friday night, and by Sat. AM it was fermenting vigorosely.
For 3 full days the airlock bubbled nonstop.
For some reason I was going to add the raisins after primary fermentation then I decided otherwise.
I chopped the raisins up and rinsed them in vodka, (maybe 1.5oz) to hopefully kill any nasties, and tossed them in.
Fermentation kept up the rest of the day. (yesterday)
About 5 hrs. ago the airlock had stopped all activity, all the raisins had floated to the top and it looked like the yeast was on top of it.
I shook it up a bit and 5 mins later the airlock started bubbleing again and still is.
My question is should it look like this?: (taken at time of post)
Should I keep shaking it a couple time a day?
Also, should I do a secondary? I don't usually w/ beer but if it's necessary I will.