1 day ago
Monday, November 24, 2008
The latest batch of cider is almost done and tastes just fine. Thankfully all of my fiddling with the airlock didn't corrupt anything yet. The original gravity of the unpasteurized cider was 1.060. I stole a pint on Sunday while racking it to the secondary fermenter and measured the gravity at 1.006. Using the ABV calculators, I come up with about 7.3%ABV for this batch, which is a respectable amount. I think most cider drinkers are happy with their 4%, but I like mine as dry as I can get it and with as much alcohol as I can produce. Another day should be enough to let some more of the yeast and other particles settle out and then it will be time to keg this, just in time for Thanksgiving.