I brewed up a cider a few weeks ago. Standard Blackrock deal, with a 1.25L bottle of apple/pear juice thrown in to sweeten it up a bit. Fermented over a period of about 2 weeks, and I put it on a heat pad to keep it bubbling along.
So i tested the gravity, it showed it was bottling time, and so i went ahead and bottled it all in longnecks with a couple of sugar drops each. It's now been about 3 weeks since I bottled it, and I cracked open a bottle to see how it was coming along.
Now whilst the taste is really good, the brew is flat. There's a little bit of carbonation in there but nothing all that exciting. So i tried another bottle and it's the same deal.
During the fermentation process, there was one day when I came home and noticed that the fermenter had gone up to over the 30C mark. Could my problem be that the yeast has died off due to the higher temperatures, and so now I have nothing in the bottles to keep them primed?
Is there a solution to this or is my brew completely screwed?