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Old 01-22-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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I made a cider, my recipe is:

.5# crystal malt 20l
2# Honey
1 gallon water
4.5 gallons apple juice (1.05 SG)
.5# molasses
s-04 yeast
yeast nutrients

I took a reading of 1.062 SG during pitch and now I'm reading 1.009 SG. Thats about 84% apparent attenuation.

By that recipe is my OG number right?

Could s-04 for some reason ferment like crazy?
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:02 AM   #2
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Well, apple juice cand be as low as 1.045 to 1.060ish (think lower on that -ish), so your OG sounds right. How many days since the pitch?
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:56 AM   #3
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17 days,
I'm just surprised that S-04 is attenuating so much.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:26 AM   #4
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The published attenuation for S04 is for a malt wort. For cider it will be nearly 100 percent if you dont stop it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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Oh... wow thank you for that very important piece of info!
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