I bought a "Magnum Apple Cider Kit" 1.7Kg kit. Added 1 Kg of corn sugar + 300 gr brown sugar and oak chips. For the first 3 days it has been fermenting like crazy. Today (4th day) the fermentation seems to have stopped!
I don't have a hydrometre but I opened the fermenting bin and there were no bubbles (like flat, nothing at all), the temperature of the most is 20.5°C (so it's ok), I had a sample and it tasted sweet.
This is my first time ever and I have to say that over 4 days I opened it (the fermenting bin) 5 times. I wanted to see what was going on in there!
- First day I had a 5 cm krausen.
- Second day only nice white froth on top the most and I could hear a really strong fermentation going on.
- Third day I didn't open it, but the airlock was bubbling like crazy.
- Today (4th day) nothing.... no bubbles at all!
Is it normal? The kit said the fermentation should take 7-8 days at temp. 20-28°C, but it's only 4 days!