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Old 10-31-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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I started a little over 1.080 and now I'm at about 1.060 and I noticed it smelled funny and I sampled it and it was like sweet vomit.



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Old 10-31-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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How long ago did you pitch your yeast? 1.060 has a TON of sugar still in solution and will definitely taste sweet. Not to mention, I can't imagine anything mid-fermentation tasting anything remotely pleasant...



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Old 10-31-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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Saturday night. I plan on stopping it at about 1.040 to keep the sweetness

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1.010 might be a better target number. Still pretty sweet, but will have some alcohol too. 1.040 might be a little low octane. And you can always back-sweeten.

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Old 10-31-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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Saturday night. I plan on stopping it at about 1.040 to keep the sweetness
I would aim closer to 1.015 to 1.020 for a sweet cider!! 1.010 to 1.015 for a semi-sweet
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I'll go to 1.020 then =) Making this as more of a girls drink for when I have friends over that don't like beer. I feel like the alcohol is going to be too strong



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