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Old 11-05-2011, 03:32 AM   #1
Sep 2011
Quad Cities, IL
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I just made some Edwort's Apfelwein for the first time. I used Mott 100% Apple Juice. I had a 5lb bag of corn sugar and no scale to weight the sugar, so I made a guess at 2lb. When I was done, I think I ended up using half the bag. Making it 2.5 lb, will this be OK? Next time I will buy 1lb bags or buy a scale.

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Old 11-05-2011, 05:25 AM   #2
Sep 2011
Bakersfield, CA
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It may be a bit drier and have higher octane but I'm betting it will be okay. Let us know how it turns out. I am fermenting my first batch right now!

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Old 11-05-2011, 05:38 AM   #3
Feb 2011
Dallas, Texas
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I think there is a thread around here about this somewhere....

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Old 11-05-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
Sep 2011
Peterborough, ON
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i did 2lbs of brown in 3g of juice and it turned out tasty.

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #5
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Nov 2010
College Station, Tx
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Ya adding more corn sugar will just mainly boost your APV. Since the yeast strain you use is good till up to 17% it will still turn out nice a dry. It will just put you on your ass faster. I just started a 15 gallon batch with 10 lbs of corn sugar raising the APV up to 11.2 ish. I know I'm excited for it to be done.

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:25 PM   #6
Dec 2009
Metro East StL
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I have my 1st batch of this going in my basement. Its been down there a couple weeks still not to the FG yet but getting down there. I followed Ed's instructions to a tee. Down to 1.010. 1 question I have is what is everyone using to backsweeten?


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