increasing ABV in cider

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debko

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I started with 5 gallons of Apple cider and 1/4 cup of brown sugar using Lavlin yeast and a starting SG of 1.050. It has been six days and I have not done anything else yet, bubbling about every 10 min still. Upon reading further I realized that the ABV will not be as high as I thought. It is too late or can I open up bucket during this fermentation and add more sugar or honey to increase the ABV at the end or is it too late?
 

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its never too late but just let it go and use more sugar next time. I used to use 5 pounds of sugar per 5 gallon batch. I now use 5 cups of sugar. I have done 2 pounds per also in the past. try them all and see what you like.
 
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its never too late but just let it go and use more sugar next time. I used to use 5 pounds of sugar per 5 gallon batch. I now use 5 cups of sugar. I have done 2 pounds per also in the past. try them all and see what you like.
Appreciate the feedback, think I'll do that, a little less alcohol never hurt anyone lol. I'll experiment with more sugar in my next batch.
 
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