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Old 11-28-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to backsweeten a batch of cider and bottle it up. I am new to this hobby. I see several posts have said that one ounce of sugar to one gallon of cider.
My simple question is how many teaspoons is one ounce of sugar?
I know we're switching liquid and solid quantities, so I can't figure it out.

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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1 oz. = 2 Tbls. sugar (1 Tbls = 3 teaspoons)

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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Welcome Gus!
28.35 grams = 1 ounce. There are 27 grams in two tablespoons of sugar . There are three teaspoons to a tablespoon. So....6 teaspoons would give you pretty close to an ounce. Measuring sugar this way is not terribly accurate.

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Well, thank you folks.

I'll try to keep them teaspoons level.

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I always figure 31.104 grams per ounce. I treat my cider like gold!!

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Remember if you are backsweetening you'll need to add a different kind of sugar (lactose, splenda etc.) besides the usual priming (carbonation) sugar.

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Yeah, you might be a slight be confused. The one ounce per gallon is for carbonation only, it will not sweeten your brew at all. If you want to both sweeten it and carbonate it, you much add 1 oz per gal to carbonate, and than a nonfermentable sugar as mentioned, like lactose or splenda.

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has anyone added splenda?
and if so, how did you find the taste...i prefer splenda in coffee, drinks, etc..so just wondering..I have some Edworts Apfelwein that i need to backsweeten for the wife in a week...
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I could recommend mixing it with sprite or 7up.

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