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#1 of 4 Old 07-07-2006, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It is my first time brewing, I brewed one gallon of tea. the recipe I used called for a cup and a half of sugar. I have let it sit for 9 days now, and it still tasted really sweet to me, not tart and almost vinagery like the one I get at the store. Did the recipe call for too much sugar, or should I just let it sit longer?
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you can let it sit longer and it will get tarter....or you can try less sugar next time...but letting it sit longer should get your results.
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I let mine sit for about 9 days and its perfect for me. I second letting it sit longer. I think the temperature also affects how long it takes. We had a really hot week 2 weeks ago, and the brew was a lot "tarter" than previous brews.
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yes temp makes a big difference..in the winter here I have to let it sit for almost 3 weeks.
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