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    Chalkyt replied to the thread Sour Cider ?.
    Yep, it all makes sense. The FAJC will have added more sugar (you were probably starting around a teaspoon of residual sugar per glass...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread cider lab results.
    FYI, your questions were timely. This afternoon after a long day's mowing and slashing I opened a bottle of straight Red Delicious that...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread cider lab results.
    Yep, taste is a good guide. However the pH is a bit high so might not protect the cider from bacterial infection in the long term...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread Sour Cider ?.
    Yeah... the first batch of cider can be something that you don't expect. At 1.009 it should still have a sugar concentration of around...
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    As above. However, there is a simple formula to calculate ABV from SG change with reasonable accuracy. It is ABV% =130 x (OG-FG) FYI...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread Fermentis Safcider TF-6.
    I thought I might ride piggy-back on this thread. We are slowly staggering towards Autumn (Fall) down here with a cool summer and lots...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread Must data....
    Good pickup Maylar. Sorry, my typing went a bit astray. Sometimes things get a bit messy when working in metric and writing in US or...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread My Cider Story.
    Yes, I don't think that back sweetening will make a huge difference to TA or pH. Sugar probably won't but AJC might make slight...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread My Cider Story.
    Whoops... just noticed the age of the thread... I didn't realise that it went to two pages and thought it was new (too much Xmas...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread My Cider Story.
    This might be a little late for your first batch, but you haven't mentioned pH or TA. As the bulk of your apples are "eating" varieties...
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    Yep, I see the problem. The freight could be as much as the product, or even more. So the kit seems to be worth a punt... give it a go...
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    Chalkyt replied to the thread Must data....
    Wot Maylar said! With 200 litres you can afford to sacrifice a bit for a "taste test". You might find that with a TA of 3.6 your cider...
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    Yep, I understood that was what you were after. I have used Mangrove Jack's M02 yeast and found it quite good, but haven't used kits. I...
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    Thanks for bringing this to my attention CKhuns. I have also sometimes noticed a similar problem but don't know what causes it. It...
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    Are you on Norfolk Island off Oz or another Norfolk Island? If the Oz one, you might like to try "Summer Snow" juice...
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