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06-23-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
CliffMongoloid
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Just curious cause i cant figure out how to get the SG on hopville but,,,

if i used 4 gallons of apple juice and 1 pound of corn sugar and 1 pound of brown sugar what would my SG be around... can any smart peeps lend a hand?

06-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Take the total grams of the sugar from the juice and sugar packages. Divide by the amount of total liquid in liters. 10g/L is 1 BRIX.
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06-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
CliffMongoloid
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hmm so 2250 grams of sugar divided by 15.141 liters of juice equals a SG of 2.122.... my math may be off

06-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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10grams of sugar in 1 liter equals 1 BRIX. 2250/10/15.141 = 14.6BRIX or about 8% ABV.
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06-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
CliffMongoloid
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thanks

06-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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When you are using "Beer Calculus" on Hopville, They have the Apple cider and Juice valued as such that when you tell the program you are using 1 pound of cider it is equal to 1 gallon of cider at 1.050 S.G.
Very handy in estimating new recipes. I used it for a batch of graff I made a couple weeks ago and the SG was right on.