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Old 04-23-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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So I made a batch of cider yesterday and I am realizing that I may have made some pretty potent stuff on accident. My bag of Dextrose I thought was 2lbs, but I am thinking it was 2.5 lbs......I just threw what I had left in there and assumed it was 2lbs. So 1.070 OG with Wy3068 I am looking at 9% ABV expected. Is that correct?

If it is I want to bring it back down to about 2lbs dextrose. Should I just start another batch and use 1.5 lbs dextrose and then when it comes time to bottle just combine everything to bring the total 10 gallon sugar content to 4 lbs?

I was reading that someone stated that 2 lbs may even be too much. If that is the case I could make the blend batch with less than 1.5. Any suggestions on what to do?

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Old 04-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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odds are excellent that both batches will end up different. When it comes time to blend if you decide to go that route...use a small cup and figure out what ratio tastes the best (ie 2:1, 1:1, 1:3 etc)...then blend. Who knows, the 9% cider could be interesting. Just make sure its not too warm or your gonna have a whole boatload of banana with that yeast.

Also for reference, edworts apfelwein which has been brewed by almost everyone on here at some point is 2# of dextrose...
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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how hot is too hot? It's sittin at 73 right now
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