I finished my first gallon of wheat beer about 1-2 weeks ago. Had it sitting in bottles and just cracked open my first brew. Poured it in a glass (pretty cloudy). Also got really anxious waiting for that one gallon to brew so i made a 5 gal irish red, 5 gal pumpkin ale, and 5 gal hard cider.
I have three Q’s:
how can i record the alc% if i never took a starting one? (I bought a hydrometer)
For the hard cider i took a starting reading of 1.050, does that seem high? Should i have taken the reading before or after i added the yeast nutrient and brown sugar? cider yeast wasn’t added yet
How do I know if the yeast properly fermented in each? I saw bubbles in the chamber so i assume so.