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Old 02-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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First batch of cider is done and now clarifying but I'm confused on the calculations to figure my abv. My start was 1.7 and finished with .99. I keep coming up with diff number ranging from 93... To 104... Ugh please help.

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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9.4ish by my calculations.

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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First batch of cider is done and now clarifying but I'm confused on the calculations to figure my abv. My start was 1.7 and finished with .99. I keep coming up with diff number ranging from 93... To 104... Ugh please help.
Do you mean 1.07?

But yeah 9.2-9.4 depending on temp and physical accuracy...in that area.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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I think so, my hydrometer say 1. And goes up from there. And thanks guys I think I was doing it correct then.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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The temp was at 68

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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Another question, I want to back sweeten this batch. Do I need to pasteurize it with this amount of abv or will it be ok not to.

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Pasturize...unless it was one really weak strain of yeast...

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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I used red star wine yeast, it was all I had. It only fermented for 12 days and started to back suck. I left it for a additional 2 days checking the gravity with no change.

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