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Old 09-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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I barrelled my cider 2 wks ago an I'm waiting for it to clear now but i had a sneaky taste an it's very dry/harsh. Will it sweeten up any? On a plus note its stating to smell ok.


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Old 09-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Any idea what the alcohol content is? Did you backsweeten at all? I don't think sweetness will reappear in something dry.


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Old 09-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Any idea what the alcohol content is? Did you backsweeten at all? I don't think sweetness will reappear in something dry.
Hi i added sugar after barrelling it as per instruction not sure of alcohol content. Can i add more sugar?
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It won't get sweeter and any sugar you add will just be fermented.

Cider can take a year or more to mellow.
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