Originally Posted by vinper
how do you tell , by the reading ? if it stopped like 1.010 means there is still sugar left?
Most ciders will turn out dry....which is anywhere from 0.996ish to 1.000.
1.010 would have an ever so slight sweetness to it. I just started a new batch and am gonna attempt to stop it at 1.012ish in order to have a little sweetness and then pasteurize. That way, you don't have to deal with back sweetening with an artificial sweetener if you are bottling.