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Old 04-10-2009, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default 94% attenuation

im not even sure how its a 2 gallon batch with 1.5 gallons apple juice (cheap stuff) and i think 2 cans of concentrate(again cheap) the OG was 1.070

i used 1 packet of s-04 - i never expected it to come down this far

its been 17 days and im at 0.005

i was hoping for something sweeter . but really im more amazed than anything.

anyone else ever had such results?

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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70-75%... And some people say it doesn't attenuate as well as its claims.

Good Job!

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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Welcome to the world of ciders, they'll do that. Oh and that is sweeter then any of my ciders has finished naturally, but I have yet to use an ale yeast.

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ale yeasts seem to stop around 1.005 to 1.001 or so from my experience, if you add more sugar it will dry it out further to <1.000. to get it sweeter is a whole 'nother beast though.

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im thinking im just going to let it sit and age.... i dont see too much reason to mess with it

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Old 04-11-2009, 01:57 PM   #6
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Most of my ciders have gone under 0.995. Short of killing the yeast and back-sweetening, your only alternative is to use a non-fermentable sweetener.

Cider's flavor improves greatly with aging.

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