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To clear the cloudiness, you could cold crash it. The sludge is normal, but crashing might clear things up a bit. Time will help too. I mean, c'mon you already waited 5 years. As others said, sounds like fermentation was fine (hopefully it is not infected in any way). So, my advice would be to wait a week for clearing, cold crash, and then enjoy your ...
In traditional Cider production in Hardander in Norway only wild yeast from fruit are used alone. This will not hurt the taste as long as you are a pedantic regarding cleanliness. An advantage to using commercial yeast is that they will often suppress wild yeast from impurities as well and give a better, faster result. By increasing the alcohol level ...
"The cake filled a growler, and after a week in the fridge has settled to about 2/3 yeast, 1/3 beer." That's 2/3 trub. The only way to know how much of it is yeast is to use a microscope. I wouldn't recommend just pitching in a new batch. Since you didn't wash it, it is going to have high amounts of non-yeast trub (proteins, lipids, et al). If you make a ...
You can pour sterile, de-oxygenated water on it. De-oxygenated water is just boiled and cooled water.
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