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Racking Jackfruit Cider to Secondary

Racking jackfruit cider

Racking jackfruit cider

Fermentation on the jackfruit cider has finally slowed dramatically…possibly finished. I seem to be a bit short on containers, but I worked it out. I racked from under the fruit and from the fermentation bucket to a big, glass dispenser.

An unorthadox container and a little simple  filtration

An unorthadox container and a little simple filtration

Then I racked from the glass dispenser to a gallon size jug and the rest into a 1/2 gallon jug (which is only about half full).

Sitting in secondary to clear

Sitting in secondary to clear

Once fairly clear, I’ll rack again for bulk aging and eliminate as much head space as possible.

Currently, the smell is fairly strong and not very appealing. The flavor is very hot with plenty of alcohol. The fruit turned pretty slimey and nasty.

Limp, slimey, fermented jackfruit

Limp, slimey, fermented jackfruit

I don’t know how this will be in the long run, but I will age the heck out of it and maybe it’ll turn into something interesting…maybe even good!

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2 thoughts on “Racking Jackfruit Cider to Secondary

    • Well, it looks wonderful…nice and clear. Honestly, I haven’t opened a bottle yet to try it… it’s a little scary. I know it was very high ABV and you could really tell, at bottling. I’m planning on letting it go for awhile. More like wine than beer, and with this much alcohol, it could benefit from another year or two in the bottle. I will likely open a bottle this Fall. If I do, I will update here. Thanks for the interest!

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