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Old 01-26-2012, 11:50 AM   #31
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My definition would be that you rely only on the sugar content of the apple juice for cider. By not adding any additional fermentable sugar, you usually end up with an ABV of 5-8%.

With apple wine, you would add a lot of sugar (2 pounds for a 5 gallon batch?) and typically end up with a final ABV around 10-15%.

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #32
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reading my hydrometer , dont know how to read yet , didnt have a seperate vial to put it in ,so i just put it in the on gallon mix and kept away from sides of glass . it was at 80 which i guess means 1.080....

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #33
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yes, one of my questions is whats the differance between apple cider vrs. apple wine . they seem to be the same recipe
Once you have added enough sugar to get above an 8.5% (approximately) alcohol content, you are leaving the realms of cider and moving into apple wine.

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #34
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bottle temp right now is 64 . cooler tonight so most likley been in the low 70 range

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:21 AM   #35
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Bubbling away?

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #36
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yes has been bubbling right from the get go ...if you look real close you seee those fine bubbles comming to the surface . going on 5th day

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #37
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need to start asking about next step . I think when it stops bubbling approx. 2 weeks old. then i will graphity feed to (rack) to another clean container and let sit 2 more weeks till clears up.

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:09 AM   #38
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Any update on a hygrometer reading?

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #39
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just got my thief tube in last night ... meter was bottoming out in the 1 gl container .. Its at 1.020 . from 1.080 still bubling but slowing . looks like at 8% .. I wanted to rack this weekend , is still sweet tasting but good .. I want to drink . So do i wait till down to 1.000 or what

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #40
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just got my thief tube in last night ... meter was bottoming out in the 1 gl container .. Its at 1.020 . from 1.080 still bubling but slowing . looks like at 8% .. I wanted to rack this weekend , is still sweet tasting but good .. I want to drink . So do i wait till down to 1.000 or what
Wait another few days and retest. As long as it is still going, you risk bottle bombs.

 
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