It started at 13.5 percent original sugars with the final at 5 percent . 8.5 percent alc. content. I use the refractometer to determine residual sugar to calculate alc. content.
We originally picked the apples on or about September 13, 2008.
Then we put the apples into the hopper to shred them and then pressed them:
And then the cider drips off the press: