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Old 12-02-2007, 01:08 AM   #1
Nov 2007
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So I bottled my first cider today. I had used a standard recipe, with 3 gallons of cider/apple juice, brown sugar, regular sugar and a few spices.

My initial gravity reading was 1.078. My final gravity reading today was 1.002.

Is it me, or does that seem pretty low for a final gravity reading?

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Old 12-02-2007, 01:54 AM   #2
Oct 2007
Missoula, MT
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My final gravity reading when i bottled this afternoon was 0.998. i was shooting for dry though...

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Old 12-02-2007, 03:41 AM   #3
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Nov 2007
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That's normal for cider. My cider was 0.998 after 9 days of fermenting. Cider ferments almost 100%, thus the lower F.G. than beer.

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Old 12-02-2007, 06:06 AM   #4
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I used 4 Gallons Old Orchard Apple juice and 1 gallon cherry juice, with 1 lbs brown sugar and 1 lbs powder sugar my O.G. was 1.070 and ended at .998 I used to packs pasteur champagne yeast for the dryness. so It sounds normal.

Primary: Samuel Adams Boston Ale Clone
Primary: Yoopers Fat Tire Clone
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Bottled: Bavarian Lager, APA, Hard Cider
Drinking: APA
On Deck: Double Chocolate Stout

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Old 12-03-2007, 05:57 AM   #5
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Sounds good!
Marbles baby, marbles.

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