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Old 09-16-2014, 02:47 PM   #21
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Nottingham will definitely go below 1.000 when it's done. What was the SG when you started?

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Old 09-16-2014, 03:32 PM   #22
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I never took a reading when I started

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Old Yesterday, 02:44 AM   #23
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What was the recipe? We might be able ballpark the starting gravity from that.


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Old Yesterday, 02:48 AM   #24
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It being my first one I never really had a recipe, I just know I used about 3-4 cups of sugar and a teaspoon of the yeast. I just kinda threw it all together really. Made sure there was plenty of sugar for the yeast to eat up. Now I'm starting to write down any thing new I make

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Old Yesterday, 03:26 AM   #25
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Figure that a lot of commercial juices are 1.05. Not sure what your volume was, but knowing that we can ballpark your concentration and SG.

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Old Yesterday, 03:41 AM   #26
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I wouldn't know. Cider ferments vigorously and I lost a little bit from the foaming and then racking to the secondary/off the oak chips, and because of that I added more juice cause I didn't want to have a lot of air space. I'm starting to think waiting til a month after the date I added the juice might be the best idea

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Old Yesterday, 05:31 AM   #27
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It sounds like you've added a lot of extra sugars. I wouldn't be surprised if you started with a higher gravity (1.05 for juice and then 2 lbs sugar) so a higher FV would make sense? If you want sweet, taste it. If you want high ABV try mixing a starter of more yeast and see if they're hungry maybe?

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