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ianc
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Post by ianc » Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:42 pm

Just started a gallon of apple , starting sg is 1.040, is that ok or do I need more sugar, gallon apple juice and a pound of sugar ,,,,,cheers '

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Re: apple

Post by oldbloke » Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:16 pm

1.040 ferments out to about 5.5%
But apple juice on its own normally gives that and you've got a pound of sugar in there as well
Something isn't adding up
The sugar should give you another 5%
Was it properly dissolved or was a lot of it sitting on the bottom?
Hydrometer temperature correction?

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Re: apple

Post by MashBag » Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:25 am

Very traditional recipe.

1 lb fruit (or tin off)
1 lb sugar
1 gallon
Yeast + nutrient
Makes a country wine between 10-12%

Apple juice alone makes cider @ 4-5%

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Re: apple

Post by ianc » Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:12 am

cheers all its fermenting nicely

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Re: apple

Post by guypettigrew » Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:22 pm

But is it wine or cider?

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Re: apple

Post by MashBag » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:57 am

Apple wine really.
A smidgen of elderflower cordial, in the fermentation near the end will round it out nicely.

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