Cyzer back sweetening

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KayBeer

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I have a Cyzer that has been aging for about 6 months. It has finally mellowed enough to where the hot alcohol taste is gone. It fermented dry to .998 and is at about 14%. I have a friend who made an Apple hooch, by throwing apples in a 55 gallon drum with water. He threw yeast on it and let it go for who knows how long. That fermented super sweet and tastes just like biting into a macintosh apple.

I would like to sweeten up my cyzer. He is willing to provide me with some of his hooch. Right now there is only a strong apple aroma and not much apple flavor. Would adding some of his hooch to my cyzer add noticeable sweetness? It is a 10 gallon batch and I only asked for a growler of his hooch. However I have broken it down into two 5 gallon batches. I'm kegging one and bottling the other still.
 

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are your goal just to sweeten your stuff? are you carbonating? do you have an ABV on the hootch?
 
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yeah my goal is to just sweeten it up. I ended up adding a quart of the hooch. It tasted great still, but when it carbed up in the keg it tasted like a dry champagne. I'm going to add some juice concentrate.
 
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