Re: Making calvados
- 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.
> --- 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
> > corner of the family ranch that had a SG of 1.085. Using
> > yeast, FG is 0.990.= ~ 11%.
> > Mabe I need to start a new business...Art's Apples - Don't mind
> > worm-
> > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "spencerostrom"
> > <spencerostrom@y...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Use a potstill, rip the first run off dumping heads , retain
> > > tails and run through again. Expect no better than 6% wash if
> > using
> > > only apples for fermentables so make lots of volume of wash
> > > only less than 1?20 of total original volume wil be final
> > > 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
> > > the
> > > > momment and would be interested to know what it takes to
> > > into
> > > > a simple farmhouse calvados like the french farmers make.
> > > > Would be very greatful for any thoughts and suggestions and
> > > > experiences.
> > > > Regards,
> > > > David