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Old 08-15-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Hydrometer readings fresh appale juice 1010 is this right ?

hi ive bean busy geting more fresh appale juice today ive took a reading of 1010. shurley it should be higher than this can any one advise ive used about 4-5 varites. im not quite shure exactly what they are other than one beeing cookers .defintley no crab apples allso today was realy hot and thier was a lot of wasps .about as i was crushing was wondering if they could relise any poison in to my pulp .as i keept desturbing them if im to bring the level up to 1050 buy adding shugar its going to take a lot.any thoughts on this im using a wine hydromter to take the readings is this ok for cider ? your thoughts and advice greatly welcomed thanks

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Old 08-15-2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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Wine hydrometers are often calibrated in Brix, so if it reads 10 Brix, that would be 1.040.

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Old 08-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply i will have to get a one for cider/larger all i no was it was in the red at 1010 if it is reading in bricks and is infact 1040 that would be great if its not the problem i wondering if the apples im using are just no good if any one else can help i aprechiate it thanks

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