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If I have the original gravity and final gravity of my hard cider (as measured by my hydrometer), do I determine the ABV using the same formula I would for beer?

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Yes, sugar is sugar and yeast convert sugar to alcohol just the same in beer as in cider. (OG - FG) * .131 (or .135 or whatever).

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Or, if you're unable to find the calculator application on your computer (Windows 8?), you can use Google to find an alcohol calculator like this one. –  Tobias Patton Nov 5 '12 at 3:40
What are the .131 or .135 magic numbers? –  Cleber Goncalves Mar 11 '13 at 17:04

Use this ABV calculator:


put your numbers in and bobs your uncle.

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