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Old 07-13-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to make a batch of EdWort's Apfelwein, however, SWMBO does NOT like dry drinks.

I read in the original thread that some people use splenda to sweeten it a bit (I will be bottle carbing my batch). Any idea how much I should add to a 5 gallon batch? At this point I think I'm going to use nottingham yeast and 2 lbs of brown sugar, but I still don't think that will leave enough sweetness for her taste.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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You may just want to try a small batch without any added sugar, and use Cote des blanc yeast. It turns out a little sweeter without having to add any unfermentables.

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Old 07-13-2007, 10:17 PM   #3
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I back-sweetened with apple juice concentrate and campden of course. No complaints so far!

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Old 07-13-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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I mixed a packet of splenda in a pint to see what it was like. I did not like it at all, plus it fizzed up everywhere making a mess. I would go with more juice or a different yeast.
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