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Honey Badger

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In Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar question

06 November 2018 - 11:59 AM

I had the same problem so I added water, it now is slowly getting a stronger vinegar smell, so you might try that.

 

 

It's only about 6 weeks since I juiced the apples. I'll give it couple of weeks and if it's staying as is, I'll split it in two and add some water.

 

Thanks. :)


In Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar question

06 November 2018 - 11:32 AM

if it goes to 7% then you might be out of luck.

 

Hm, if it stays like this another month or so, I may start another batch with apple pulp and water and add (at least some) this juice?

 

There's nothing wrong with it just yet, there's still time to be OK. :)


In Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar question

06 November 2018 - 09:39 AM

Well only when you start the batch and test how much sugar you put in their using a hydrometer, 1lb of Sugar per gall = 5% alcohol in general.

 

It's too late for that now but even then, I wouldn't be so sure. There was some sugar in the juice, naturally but I also added few tablespoons on couple of occasions. 

 

Two jars (beetrooty one and other with just pulp) are getting their acidity and flavours just fine but the one which is pure pressed apple juice is still very sweet and that is of concern to me.

 

It may only take longer to mature but I'm worried if it developed too high alcohol content, it will not turn to acid.


In Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar question

03 November 2018 - 10:26 AM

dont go higher then 6%, stick with the 5%, I did 7% but the culture not growing, added water and the vinegar is slowly growing.

Doing another batch soon, Cranberry.

 

I don't know how to stick with anything. I'm keeping the jars in my kitchen and they are doing their thing independently from me. :D

 

How do I know when is 5 or 6% anyway? Could you kindly point me to some reading material please/ Thanks.

 

p.s. I have this cheapo pH meter and this is what it says:

 

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Others are probably there about too.


In Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar question

03 November 2018 - 09:47 AM

Its trial and error depending on the alcohol content etc.. mine is taking forever it seams since the alcohol is a bit high and slows down the process. Dont rush it, its worth the time.

 

I'm not rushing it and even if I wanted to, I wouldn't know how. :D

 

I have been adding sugar to it couple of times and that might have spiked alcohol content a bit. The clear one in the middle jar which is pure pressed apple juice is still quite sweet.

 

All of them will be very nice, I'm sure.