I tried my hand at cider last weekend. Went to my local farmers market and picked up 5 gallons of pasteurized orchard cider.
I poured 4 1/2 gallons into my fermenter, then dissolved 2 2/3 cups sugar in the other half gallon. Cooled that half gallon, added it to my fermenter, and then sprinkled some US-05 on top.
I didn’t have any air lock activity all week, which worried me a bit, but I wanted to give it some time. I took a gravity reading this evening and it’s still at 1.060
So it’s obvious that the US-05 didnt do anything. So, now I’m wondering if I can pitch another packet of US 05? Or is the batch ruined?
Thanks in advance!