Originally Posted by countryboy45683
mine isnt at 10% though mine is at 0% was at 8- 10 % a week ago but now is showing 0% for that and the specific gravitiy
Yes. We understand. Read David_42's post again. It WAS at 8-10% a week ago. (Actually, you should read it more specifically than that- that's a huge difference). Anyway, a week ago, you had POTENTIAL alcohol. That is, no alcohol at all, but the potential was there.
After it ferments, the sugar is gone. So, there is 0 POTENTIAL alcohol. It's been fermented as fully as it will ferment, so it can't go any lower. That means it's at 0. This is no potential alcohol left in your cider. Because it's fermented into alcohol.
To have readings that actually are helpful, don't look at the potential alcohol (PA) scale. Look at the specific gravity scale. That will give you far better information than the PA scale. Your specific gravity isn't 0 at this moment- it's either 1.000 or under that. Sometimes cider with champange yeast will go as low as .990.