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Old 03-07-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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So, instead of adding 2lbs of corn sugar to 5 gallons of apple juice, I added 4lbs!

I also dumped in another packet of yeast in the hopes I can still salvage this batch. Anyone have any opinion on how this will turn out?
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:37 PM   #2
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I bet it will be fine. Strong, but fine.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:40 PM   #3
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I routinely add 3lbs. Give it a few extra months, but it will taste just fine

If not, dilute it a bit with a Canada Dry or something similar

 
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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I've altered the recipe and use 3 lbs of sugar for every batch now. No need for extra yeast, just a little extra time to ferement maybe. It will be fine, if a bit higher ABV.

Remember, this is home brewing. RWDHAHB applies to cider, wine and mead making as well.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #5
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I made 5 gals of "Apfelwein" (more like a jacked cider) with 7 POUNDS of table sugar before...very tasty and strong.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:13 PM   #6
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Hmmmmm 7 pounds......What was the ABV?
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:57 AM   #7
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I'm making a cider/wine that was made with 4lbs brown sugar, 2 lbs cane sugar, and 3 lbs honey. Mine was about 11.5% abv, but I cold crashed and stabilized at 1.020. So there was room to go further.

Edit-It tastes good so far, and not even a month old!!
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:58 AM   #8
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any room for more apple juice???

 
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:59 AM   #9
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I'm making a cider/wine that was made with 4lbs brown sugar, 2 lbs cane sugar, and 3 lbs honey. Mine was about 11.5% abv, but I cold crashed and stabilized at 1.020. So there was room to go further.

Edit-It tastes good so far, and not even a month old!!
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:49 AM   #10
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On my 1st batch I added over 4 lbs of sugar to a 6 gal batch (including extra sugars from 8 cans AJ concentrate) and fed it to a hungry champagne yeast. I hadn't learned to get an OG reading yet, but now it's sitting in secondary at .994 and the vinometer reads from 17.5% to 20%, FWIW. Hopefully it'll make a tasty summer beverage for 2011!

 
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