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Old 11-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Bottle conditoining with honey?

I've been making hard cider for a couple years now and with the exception of my first batch they've all turned out great. Even the first batch was quite good after it aged about a year.
I've always fermented until dry and then used truvia to sweeten and corn sugar to bottle condition for carbonation. I was thinking about using honey this year instead of corn sugar but I wasn't sure how much to use so I don't end up with bottle bombs and I was concerned about the flavors it might leave in the cider.
Any advice would be great. :-)

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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Typically 1.25x the weight of corn sugar in honey. There are also carbonation calculation sites out there that give you the option of selecting honey.

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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I've read 4.5 ounces of honey for a five gallon batch but I've never tried it myself.

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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northern brewer has a priming calculator on its site where you can find out the amounts of just about any bottle conditioning sugar.

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Old 11-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #5
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Thank you all for the info. I'm going to have to try part of my batch with honey to see how the flavor differs from the sugar.

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