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Old 10-23-2008, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Cider too tart

Made some cider from own apples that had low sg and fermented like crazy for three weeks. It then stopped and is still cloudy (will try some peptic )

It was also very tart, (but apart from that good taste) so I added some sugar, (now it's a bit too sweet). It hasn't started fermenting again, any way I can unsweeten it a bit.

BTW it's a bit like rocket fuel two glasses and I felt woozy.

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Old 10-23-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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It sounds like this cider is only a month old. I would suggest being patient. Cider doesn't clarify as quickly as beer. I would give it some time and then taste it again before you do more tweaking. I make cider in the fall and start drinking it in the spring.

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Old 10-23-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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I'd sure leave it alone now....you've added some sugar, it will ferment out unless you've surpassed the alcohol tolerance of your yeast, or stabilized somehow.
Also, a cider often takes 6 months or more to be really good, so just hang loose! If it tastes like Rocket fuel now....it's not anything like it'll be in a few months.

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