Originally Posted by thgirtruoc_nairb
Going to be making 6ish gal tomorrow.
1 gal black cherry
5 lb honey
10 lb brown sugar
Topping off with cider
Was going to do it tonight, but realized I was out of yeast.
I would suggest adding about 1/2 of your sugar, make sure it's completely dissolved, then take a gravity reading. I just did a quick estimate in my head and put that at about 1.160 for an OG. If that's what you're going for, cool. It's pretty high for most brews though...If it finishes out dry at about 0.992 like I would expect from that sugar mix that would be 22.4% ABV. I don't think your yeast could tolerate that.
EDIT:Made some corrections to the info above with a better estimate. I assumed a base gravity of 1.050 for the juice. 1 lb of table sugar = 46 gravity points, or 460 for the whole addition. 5lb of honey is usually about 200 gravity points. 660/6=110 additional gravity points per gallon. 1.050 + 0.110 = 1.160.