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Old 12-28-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default How much honey to add to my cider?

I've got some fresh unpasteurized juice with an OG of about 1.045. I think that gives me a final estimated alcohol content of 6 percent or so. I am going to do a 3 gallon batch and would like to raise the OG to about 1.065 -- final alcohol content to 8 to 9 percent max. Any suggestions on how much honey to use to achieve this (ballpark). I was estimating about 1/3 of a 5 pound jar (say about 1.5 pounds). Thanks for your help!



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Old 12-28-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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Just keep testing your gravity as you add small amounts of honey


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Old 12-28-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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check out the search function here, Got Mead - Mead (honeywine) making, mead drinking, mead recipes, or some other mead site for CYSER. that should bring up what your looking for.

*you'll want to use no more than one pound of honey per gallon.*
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:39 PM   #4
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Yes, using the trusty spreadsheet found in the FAQ's. If you just just below 3gal of cider, just around 1.5 lbs or 2 cups of honey should get you to 8% ABV.

SG V (C) V (Gal) Lbs
Honey 1.4171 2.03 0.127 1.50
Cider 1.0450 45.0 2.813
Vt 47.03 2.94
OG 1.061
FG (est): 1.000
Alcohol: 8.1% ABV
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Thanks, but where do I find the FAQ? It's not a sticky in the cider section. I went to the FAQ link at the top, and it takes me to a search function, but then nothing comes up when I type "cider" or "honey". ?
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:06 AM   #6
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The faq they are referring too is in the mead section. Which you might want to check out since you are on your way to make a cyser, or apple based mead.
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got it . thanks


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