Originally Posted by erichsmith
8 days in and it's still working but as I said earlier I don't want a high grav and I want to keep it sweet. Well I missed the mark. It's very tart and my FG is 1.015 with an OG of 1.077. I racked into a secondary to clear it up. I lost 3qts. in trub. My thought is I'll add some campden and 1lb of sugar with 3qts of water. I'm hoping this will lower the ABV and add some sweetness. Comments. Thoughts?
Adding campden won't do anything, and adding more sugar will increase the alcohol (but not the sweetness) as it will ferment out.
A FG of 1.015 is pretty sweet, at least to me, but if you want more sweetness you could try chilling the cider to drop out much of the yeast, and then racking it onto sorbate and then sweetening it. You can add apple juice concentrate to sweeten if you want the apple flavor in the sweetener. If you're keeping it at fridge temps from kegging on, you could skip the sorbate but if the keg gets warm again, fermentation will restart.