Checking FG on a Cider batch

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Checking FG on a Cider batch

Postby grabman » Sunday Nov 14, 2004 12:20 pm

I've put down a BlackRock Cider to which I added brewbooster #15, with 3L Harvey Fresh 100% Apple Juice made up to 20L volume only. The initial gravity was 1050 after 7 days its dropped to 1020 which by my calc's gives an alcohol reading of around 4.2%.

How much further do you guys think it will drop given the extras I put in to start with? I don't expect with the non-fermantables that it it will drop to 1004 or so but should it go lower?

The taste thus far is sensational. I might try a ginger/apple brew soon, very crisp for hot summer days!

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Postby rain » Sunday Nov 14, 2004 1:33 pm

grabman, I can't help with the question but pulleese let us (me) know when/if you make the ginger-apple brew. :twisted:
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Postby grabman » Sunday Nov 14, 2004 4:15 pm

will do Rain, I tried one ages ago at one of the u-brew-it joints, it was very refreshing.

MIght put it down today, my Mexican Lager is about ready to be bottled, so will have spare fermenter.

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Postby Dogger Dan » Monday Nov 15, 2004 10:20 am

Yeh,

I've done some stuff with apples and it dropped below 1. I would wait another week and then bottle

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Postby grabman » Tuesday Nov 16, 2004 12:04 am

cheers Dogger, my Mexican is proving interesting, it;s down to 1000 and still bubbling so will wait a day or so more before bottling.

will then get the cider sorted and then into the ginger/apple brew.

roll on summer, the days of lazy, hazy crazy beer filled afternoons!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Dogger Dan » Tuesday Nov 16, 2004 4:09 am

Sure, winter is coming here, Nova Scotia was burried under 45 cm snow this weekend.

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Postby Andy » Tuesday Nov 16, 2004 4:50 am

Yeah, winter just starting to kick off over here as well.
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Postby Dogger Dan » Tuesday Nov 16, 2004 9:10 am

Yep, my Mom lives in Lincoln, I wouldn't like to try and compare winters LOL

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Postby Andy » Tuesday Nov 16, 2004 5:29 pm

I agree it's probably just a little colder in Canada! But it's not the start of summer over here either although even if it was it would still be cold and raining! :)
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Postby grabman » Tuesday Nov 16, 2004 10:46 pm

Rain, I put Ginger/apple brew in tonight.

used:
Brigalow Ginger Beer Kit
1 kg Dextrose
3L 100% Apple juice
1 large green apple (cored and peeled in muslin bag)
made up to 20 L only

initial gravity was only 1032 so not sure how will finish.

will keep you posted./

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