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Old 01-23-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
MeadMax
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I was planning on making a three gallon batch of Edworts Apfelwein but ended up making this cyser instead at the last minute.
2 gallons Motts Apple Juice
1/2 gallon real sour cherry juice
9 pounds clover honey
2 packs champange yeast. Red star.

Starting gravity was a whopping 1.70.

It is fermenting great at the moment.

What is everyones thought on this?

Should I have just made a cherry melomel or will the apple juice add a little character to it.

Your thoughts.

 
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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You must have made a mistake in the OG, honey itself doesn't have an SG of 1.7, it has around a 1.41 SG. I'd have troubles even beleiving it had a 1.17 with the ingredients you added. You should have been closer to a 1.133 OG. Maybe check the reading again...

I am thinking you were reading the 17% potential alcohol marking (1.118 SG), which would be a little low for what you added but make a lot more sense.

Or you had some crazy sweet juices there, somewhere in the range of 1.094 SG. Did you maybe add 1/2 a gallon of Real Sour Cherry Juice Consentrate?
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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I would have added the Cherry in the secondary so it comes through a bit better in the end product...but thats just my newb opinion. It could end up being rocket fuel if your not careful with that yeast and the starting gravity...i think. I only have a few ciders under my belt.

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:16 AM   #4
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Yes I fid add 1/2 gallon of sour cherry juice. Will double check gravity. Thanks for your response.

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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That's like 90%
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #6
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Looked at label when started and starting gravity was 1.140.

It is currently at 1.090 after 10 days.

It is fernenting around 66 degrees.

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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Looked at label when started and starting gravity was 1.140.

It is currently at 1.090 after 10 days.

It is fernenting around 66 degrees.
Starting gravity of 1.140 makes a Whole lot more sense.

Sound like a good recipe. Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:50 PM   #8
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Will do.

 
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