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Old 10-13-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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Hello guys I'm new here and I got a question I have made several batches of wine and they have all turned out good. I made 3 batches of apple wine 2 of them turned out great and tasted the same for the most part .the 3rd 1 o used a spiced cider pack my wife got for me and its done now and it taste just like apple juice with spices did I do something wrong any help would be great

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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So are you saying there is no alcohol? If so was it not obvious that there was fermentation and CO2 coming out the airlock?

After re-reading the above it sounds harsh and belittling. I don't mean it that way. I just want to get an idea of the situation. Also if you list the full recipe and give us a step by step on what you did many of us can help out.

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
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It went through fermentation just like all my other wine my starting sg was 1.570 and it ended at 1.020 so I don't think that is the problem I used 4gallons of fresh pressed apple juice that I made and 1 gallon water 4lb bag of sugar 1/2 lb of light brown sugar my yeast was lc-118 the only thing I did add different was a package of apple cider spices from foodcity that my wife bought for me to try I believe it has a good alcohol content it just taste real sweet

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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My yeast was ec-1118

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
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It went through fermentation just like all my other wine my starting sg was 1.570 and it ended at 1.020 so I don't think that is the problem I used 4gallons of fresh pressed apple juice that I made and 1 gallon water 4lb bag of sugar 1/2 lb of light brown sugar my yeast was lc-118 the only thing I did add different was a package of apple cider spices from foodcity that my wife bought for me to try I believe it has a good alcohol content it just taste real sweet
I think you mean 1.057? 1.570 isn't a valid reading.

At 1.020, the cider (wine) just isn't finished. It should finish at more like .990 or so when it's done.
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All fermentation stoped and the wine completely cleared so what do I need to do now

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And my sg was 1.157 sorry

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Is it still in the carboy?

Agree, 1.020 is too high, hence it still tastes just like apple juice (sweet).

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No racked it and bottled it cause I believed it was done and I just thought i just added to much sugar

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No racked it and bottled it cause I believed it was done and I just thought i just added to much sugar
Beware of the bottle bomb!

Personally I've never had EC-1118 finish anything at 1.020. Did you take hydrometer readings 3 consecutive days to see if it was finished?
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