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Old 05-07-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
May 2008
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Wow,I love this forum,theres so much useful information here.I am new to this hobby,I started a batch of cider from a simple recipe to try it out.It was very simple,only pure apple juice, yeast and a little sugar.I let it ferment for only about 10 days then drained off the dead yeast(racking?)let it sit for a few more and repeated,then i chilled it and drank it.Im on my second batch The only thing I have done different is I have added about 3 pounds of sugar to 3 gallons of cider,will this be okay?Also where can i find good cider brewing equiptment dealers(internet?)Thanks and sorry for the dumb questions.

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Old 05-07-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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Regular table sugar? This will put extra fermentation time on your cider. Table sugar is less readily broken down by yeast then say dextrose or DME. has good stuff. and alot of it. also
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

I normally don't recommend using more than 20% tops sugar addition. In general, it just tastes bad. Sure, it gives you more alcohol but in general if you want a good product keep the additions to below 20%. And in line with what Arneba mentions, it will also add time to your conditioning to mellow out the flavor of the sugar.
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