Hi, I am new to brewing and this is my first batch of cider I am trying.
I have started a 6 gallon batch of peach cider from the overflowing amount of fruit I picked from my tree. ( Barely put a dent in my tree)
I used about 15-20 lbs of cut up peaches currently in a nylon bag in a 6.5 gal primary bucket.
My question is when I remove the fruit I will have less than the 6 gallons of liquid I will need to completely fill the 6.5 gallon carboy.
What should I use to increase the liquid level to get to the 6 gal? If I just add water would I be diluting the specific gravity too much or would I add sugar to the batch and get a specific gravity of the 1.045-1.05 like I started with?
Currently in process:
5 gal Elderberry wine ( hand picked berries) ready to rack first time in 1 week.
OG 1.13 ( I know about .03 too high) fermentation went crazy. Starting to clear a little now.
5 gal Peach wine (hand picked) fermenting in primary.
6 gal Peach cider fermenting with fruit in nylon bag in primary bucket with airlock.
Peaches coming out of my ears. Made jam, fruit rollups whew!!!!
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