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Cider and Mead
« on: February 27, 2009, 02:54:44 PM »
I like to use Beersmith for my ciders and meads but I can only add juice by the pound. It would be nice to have gallons as a unit...

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Re: Cider and Mead
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 06:11:59 PM »
  One concern would be the strength of the juice.  All of them are watered down, though to varying degrees so you would need to know the potential of each juice when adding it to get an accurate calculation.

  However, if someone has a simple way to do this, I'm certainly willing to consider it.

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Re: Cider and Mead
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 02:29:06 PM »
The only way I can think of os to provide the capability for the user to input the gravity of the juice.  This would provide the best calculations imo.  I used this method for my hard apple cider is made a few years ago and had some success.  I needed to increase the OG so I added cane sugar, but could have also used candied sugar since i was trying to make this a GF brew.  Came out well.  My OG was as high as 1.090 and fermented down to 0.095 as the FG.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2009, 02:31:42 PM by deerelk4x4 »

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Re: Cider and Mead
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 02:53:30 PM »
I got no problem putting in my own gravity as long I can do it in gallons...