Originally Posted by scottsaxman
That is a little drier than mine, especially if it is 1.003. I don't have the final gravity with me right now, though. I have pasteurized other sweet ciders before, so it can be done, but it is considerably more work.
I ended up racking one batch and backsweetening and bottling the other.
The 1.003 was the one that got sweetened and bottled.
I brought the FG up to about 1.01.
Now I'm just hoping I don't get gushers from over-carbing.
I am doing the plastic soda bottle thing so, here's to hoping... (the posts I saw talking about three hour carbonation are a little unnerving to me)...
Well, I pasteurized today.
Test bottle was ever so slightly over-carbed after about 20 hours.
I cracked it open and it foamed up about half an inch out of/over the cap.
Hopefully the actual bottles will be a bit calmer after a few weeks conditioning and chilling.
I'm just waiting for them to hit room temp before storing them in the fridge...