Hi, new to site and brewing. And need advice with what to do with gallon of fresh cider that's been fermenting in the fridge for almost a month in the original plastic jug.
Since I love hard cider, instead of tossing it figured I'd start learning to brew. Bought all the equipment I think I need, the last should arrive today. I had bought it to cook with but ended up having to go out of town at the last minute - had the dog walker checking the jug and releasing pressure if needed by loosing the cap but not taking it completely off.
Using the refractometer that arrived this morning, the Brix reading was at 11. Using an online converter it shows the specific gravity to be 1.0442 and the potential ABV to 5.8%.
What should be my next steps? I do prefer my ciders a bit sweeter and with a hint of pie spice flavor.