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Old 01-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #31
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I like mine 1.015 to 1.020



 
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:17 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by LeBreton View Post
For cider, I like a good effervescence, slightly above that of a beer. Just over 1oz per gallon does the trick for me. Alternatively, about 0.003-0.004 points of gravity.
I will try one ounce, thanks.



 
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:00 PM   #33
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1.5 to 2 brix? (1.006 - 1.008?) I'm betting most people's interpretation of semi-sweet will be different though.
that is the range i aim for as well, it depends on if your used to sweet or dry, i prefer dry so semi sweet is pretty sweet for me.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:24 AM   #34
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I find different ciders need different amounts of sugar. I used a very small amount in my last apple cider, my first was very tart and needed more, my second is with cranberry and it had a bitter edge that needed sweetness to balance.

Perceived taste is much more important than actual hydrometer reading.

 
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