Originally Posted by Almighty
The way that I do this is all based on gravity points.
So it appears to you want a 1.020 (sounds super sweet to me) or 20 gravity points. What you need to do is measure the gravity of your concentrate or juice (most juice I have used has been in the 1.050-1.055 range). So after you mesure your gravity that will tell you how many gravity points per gal or 128 oz.
Need 1 gal of 1.000 cider to 1.020. Using 1.050 juice you would need to add .4 gals (51 oz) to get 20 pts. Or using concentrate at 1.200 you will need .1 gal (13 oz).
Also remember that this dilution will reduce your final alcohol content. For the above example the juice would give you ia 29% reduction (.4/1.4) in alcohol and the concentrate would reduce it by 9% (.1/1.1).
i think I'm missing something in the math here.
Given the cider is 1.000, and the juice is 1.050. That's a difference of 50 points. The target is 1..020 which is a 30 point difference between the target and the juice. How does either of those differences equate to .4 gallons?