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Old 07-31-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
Jul 2006
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I've been looking for a good cider recipe online and I've found this: which I thought looked pretty good. I've never made cider before and I wanted to ask a few questions before my first attempt. Would that be a good recipe, or should I try something else? The recipe says to raise your SG with sugar, would there be anything wrong with using honey to do this? Should I boil the sugar or honey before mixing with the cider? Is 1.060 a good SG for cider (I'm thinking I want to make it a dry cider)? Also, what would the different effects of using corn sugar or honey to raise SG in a cider, and is there a limit to how much honey one should use in a cider? Thanks for your feedback.


Primary: Honey Amber Ale
Secondary #1: Octane IPA
Secondary #2: Oatmeal Stout
Bottled/Drinking: American Amber Ale

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Old 08-01-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
Jul 2006
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for my 5 gallon batches, I usually put about 2 lbs of honey and about a cup of sugar. That brings the OG up to about 1.056 normally. Any more honey and you'd probably be making a cyser.

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