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Old 11-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default 1st cyser advice needed

I just made my first cyser, recipe as follows;

4 gal. apple juice @ 1.050
.5 lb. brown sugar
added honey to bring o.g. to 1.080
1 pkg. safale-04

my question is safale-04 able to handle this gravity, or will I have to add a more alcohol tolerant yeast strain?


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Old 11-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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You are looking at a yeast that can handle up to 12% ABV, and your SG being at 1.080, you should be fine to ferment dry. It'll be close to the 12%, but shouldn't go over by much if at all. Here is a thread about it:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/saf...erance-131984/


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thanks for the response, other than that how does the recipe look?I would have liked to use more honey, but my wife the bee-keeper was kind of p#ssed about me using what was supossed to be christmas presents.The temptation was too great, fresh honey from the backyard.What's a guy to do?
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Looks good, it's a cyser, so it is hard to go wrong
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