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fathand
07-29-2010, 11:28 AM
In Chapter 7 of the NewBee Guide there is a scale of the commonly accepted final gravities for each level of dry/sweetness. Listed below.

Scale
Dry: 0.990 1.006
Medium: 1.006 1.015
Sweet: 1.012 1.020
Dessert: 1.020+

I assume this scale applies to pyments, cysers, melomels, etc. Is my assumption correct?

Thanks.

AToE
07-29-2010, 11:38 AM
Well, things like acidity and tannin can effect how sweet something in any of those ranges tastes too, but I think yes, that is the generally accepted scale.

Being a lover of dryness, I have my own scale though ;):

Dry: 0.990 1.002 (that 2 is pushing it!)
Medium: 1.002 1.010 = hopefully has some acidity or this is too much for me.
Sweet: 1.010 1.020 = like drinking candy
Dessert: 1.020+ = I'm afraid of this range. :eek:

Take that with a grain of salt... or a handfull!

Medsen Fey
07-29-2010, 12:29 PM
Dry: 0.990 1.002 (that 2 is pushing it!)
Medium: 1.002 1.010 = hopefully has some acidity or this is too much for me.
Sweet: 1.010 1.020 = like drinking candy
Dessert: 1.020+ = I'm afraid of this range. :eek:


Pish-Tosh! ;D
Why you just need a little acidity to work with. From prior batches, my orange marmalade melomel doesn't even begin to taste sweet until the gravity gets up to about 1.040-1.050.

AToE
07-29-2010, 12:52 PM
Pish-Tosh! ;D
Why you just need a little acidity to work with. From prior batches, my orange marmalade melomel doesn't even begin to taste sweet until the gravity gets up to about 1.040-1.050.


;D Someday someone will convince me! Maybe I'll try tossing a pile of acid blend into the next bottle I open of something that finished sweet.