Originally Posted by kewlio250
we want to reach 6-8% alcohol content, should we be adding sugar to the batch, or is the sugar content in the apple juice enough?
also, what should we expect for the fermentation time, and how long should the bubbles be apart before we bottle the concoction, and how long after bottling are they safe to drink?
Google "potential alcohol table" and find the SG needed to get 6-8%. Add sugar until you reach this, you will need a hydrometer. Fermentation time varies from just a few days to months depending on a variety of factors, once again wait until you hit your target SG for the style of cider your want (sweet, semi, or dry). Cider is safe to drink before, during, and after fermentation.