Hello all, as usual I hope you are safe and well during the pandemic. I am beginning my first cider batch this weekend, and I was wondering. I am using a kit(I know I know, let's move past this part) that would normally yield approx. 6 gallons that would sit around 5.2% abv.
Those are rookie numbers, let's pump those numbers up.
Here's what I am thinking: I can cut the batch to about 4 or 4.5 gallons, and add an extra 1LB of corn sugar to my brew(recipe calls for 2LBs normally). My questions are as follows:
Do I incite any extra risks by doing either of these things, or do I need to take any extra steps or precautions with adding extra sugar?
I know it's hard to tell for sure, but what sort of ABV gains would I expect to see from this?
Is there a clear down-side to doing this?
As always thanks for your unending knowledge and support. Love u.