Jan 202103Sun

Checking in on Dry Hopped Cider

SG 1.014 22.6℃

It’s been 6 days since I started this one, and as I can’t rely on airlock activity as an indicator of progress when using these vessels I’d better check in with a gravity reading.

There’s clearly not as much going on as before when I popped the lid, no fizzing and just a few islands of bubbles on the surface of the brew. Smell is on par with what I’d expect for a cider of this age, and gravity comes in at 1.014, making for 4.46% ABV and putting this into the right zone (1.015, if stable) for bottling.

I’m going to check in again two days from now, expect I’ll be dry-hopping and then bottling two days later.