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Old 10-28-2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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Made a 1gallon batch of cider with tree top cider, but forgot to take an OG reading. Does anyone know what my OG should've been? My recipe was a scaled down version of apfelwein.
1 gallon tree top cider
1 cup sugar
And I used Moncharet yeast.

Any help would be appreciated so I can calculate AVB when it's done. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-28-2011, 02:19 AM   #2
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I'm about to do a 1 gal batch myself. I cant answer your question but would like to know if you used regular sugar or corn sugar? Is it a big deal to do regular sugar? TIA

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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you can't really guess at the sugar content of a juice with unknown sugar content. well... that's not true- you can guess all you like. i would get another jug and measure it, you can estimate the sugar addition easily enough.
if you want a (really) gross estimate try 1.050 for the juice + 1 cup (estimated 225 g) gets you to 1.706 ish in your volume?

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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Like dinnerstick said, it's a guess unless you buy more juice. I would guess a bit lower. Probably around 1.066. Most cider I've seen is in the 1.045 - 1.054 range. A cup of sugar is 8 fluid oz, but probably only weighs 6-7 oz (170-200 grams). That adds about 18 points to the gravity.

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:19 PM   #5
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probably bet much lower! i meant 1.076 not 1.706!! holy chowdah that would be some cider

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Old 10-28-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I tried it last night and it was great, it could still use a little more time for the flavors to mellow out, but great for such a simple recipe. I used just used table sugar by the way. I've read that brown sugar works well for this also, I may try that in a later batch.

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