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  1. Candass08

    Hydrometer and specific gravity readings

    Hello all! This is my first ever attempt to homebrewing cider! I have been letting the apple juice and yeast ferment for two weeks and went to check the specific gravity with my hydrometer. From what I have read there should be at least some alcohol content by now however, it is reading zero...
  2. I

    [Q] Is this pulp or something else in my brewing cider?

    TLDR: is this normal in a brewing cider? I think it might be pulp. I did not filter a lot my crabapple puree. It seems to rise from the bottom, due to the bubbles, and slowly fall again. Hello all! First post here in the forum. Some days ago I started to make my first cider as a quarantine...
  3. jenkinscm

    First Cider Batch - 9% ABV! Help Please

    Hello Everyone, My first cider ever. One gallon cider from a farm with no additives. 2 cups maple syrup 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup black tea Safcider packet 2.5 weeks in held at 60-70F. Bubbles have mostly stopped. I tasted cider today and it was like whiskey. Slight apple flavor, but very...