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Re: Making calvados

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  • art
    Thae SG of the juiced apples was 1.085, potential ABV ~ 10.5%, Final reading 0.990, didn t check the temp, so about 11% give or take. ... (dry) ... Champange
    Message 1 of 8 , Nov 20, 2004
      Thae SG of the juiced apples was 1.085, potential ABV ~ 10.5%, Final
      reading 0.990, didn't check the temp, so about 11% give or take.

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
      >
      > If your apples are 15% sugar, which is quite high, then your yield
      > will be about 6%abv.
      > wal
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "art" <asrcav8r@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I don't understand where this notion of 6% ABV from apples comes
      > > from, I have some 'cider made from apples grown in the back
      (dry)
      > > corner of the family ranch that had a SG of 1.085. Using
      Champange
      > > yeast, FG is 0.990.= ~ 11%.
      > >
      > > Mabe I need to start a new business...Art's Apples - Don't mind
      the
      > > worm-
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "spencerostrom"
      > > <spencerostrom@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Use a potstill, rip the first run off dumping heads , retain
      all
      > > > tails and run through again. Expect no better than 6% wash if
      > > using
      > > > only apples for fermentables so make lots of volume of wash
      since
      > > > only less than 1?20 of total original volume wil be final
      > product.
      > > > Age in burnt wooden barrel. Cutting with a fine brandy is one
      > > > shortcut.
      > > >
      > > > Spencer
      > > > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "metholdinuk" <david@k...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi, just signed in, a few friends and I are making some
      cider
      > at
      > > > the
      > > > > momment and would be interested to know what it takes to
      make
      > it
      > > > into
      > > > > a simple farmhouse calvados like the french farmers make.
      > > > > Would be very greatful for any thoughts and suggestions and
      > > > > experiences.
      > > > > Regards,
      > > > > David
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