Bottle Carbonation Question - this is my second cider (the first was awesome).
This batch brewed and bottled as follows:
Apple OG = 1.042. Very low so I added a 2/3 Turbinado/Corn Sugar to increase OG to 1.062.
Added yeast and fermented for two weeks with Brupaks ale yeast to FG 1.001 (8.01%).
Primed with 1oz/gal of dextrose and bottled. Four days later, no noticeable carbonation.
In my first batch last month, I used the same bottling procedure and had full carbonation 4 days later. This batch does have other variables though i.e. different apples in juice (with higher sugar so no sugar added), different yeast, cooler ambient temperatures etc.
How long does it usually take to bottle carbonate cider? Will this batch carbonate or am I left with still? That’s fine, it’s tasty–but I’m hoping for some pop.