So I'm brewing up a light ale with a buddy and decide to make use of some of the wine equipment that has been gathering dust in the basement. I know, Apfelwein!
I didn't want 5 gallons so I decided to make two 1-gallon jugs and spit the dry yeast between them. So I empty 1/2 a container of juice into the jugs and then mix in some sugar.
Here's where it went terribly wrong. I thought the bag of sugar in the cupboard was a 1 pound bag, so I figured we'd use about 1/2 the bag for both. So I proceed to add 2 CUPS(!!) of sugar to the apple juice. Turns out I used about 1.5 POUNDS of sugar for each GALLON of this stuff.
I just realized the error of my ways this morning. This has been fermenting since Sunday, is there any way to fix this? Can I cut each of the bottles by mixing with another gallon of just apple juice? making four gallons together?
I think the alcohol is going to be pretty high, and don't want the yeast to die out, making a sickly sweet, undrinkable beverage.