2nd made up Apple juice recipe

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7 quarts apple juice
1.5 cups brown sugar
2 lbs white sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1.5 cups raisins
1 Tbsp Oak chips
1/8 tsp Wyeast Wine Nutrient
1 cup very strong raspberry leaf tea with a touch of chamomile.

OG 1.106
Fermintis Safcider yeast thrown 5-12-17
(This is supposed to die off at 11%. We will see on this one)
In a 2 gallon fermenter [filled right up to about 1.5 inches from top]
 
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Strained off raisins and blended then added back to must.
 
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Racked again today and SG is 1.004 and still actively fermenting.

So with a starting SG of
1.106 - 1.004 = .102 x 131 = 13.362 ABV?
 

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Racked again today and SG is 1.004 and still actively fermenting.

So with a starting OG of
1.106 - 1.004 = .102 x 131.25 = 13.3875 ABV?
 

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Racked again today and SG is 1.004 and still actively fermenting.

So with a starting OG of
1.106 - 1.004 = .102 x 131.25 = 13.3875 ABV?
Are those question marks for the math (which is correct) the or that your yeast went above and beyond the 11%. Which is not at all unusual. I think that 11%is an average and is a bell curved distribution. It isn't a step curve where one it hits 11 it stops.
 

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Raisins are 24g sugar/serving, a serving is 1/4 cup, that makes 6 servings I added to must. That is 144 grams total added to 2 gallons must.

What would the added SG be?
 

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Do you know the actual formula? I don't even know what to search on Google. All I find are apps to do it for me.
 

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SG is now at .994 and looks to be done fermenting. Per FermCalc my OG was 1.1119.
 
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Hydrometer my friend, a hydrometer is your best "calculator".
 

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You don't use it to just measure the sugars of fruit but you can put your recipe together(from a proven one) and get a SG baseline. Then you can add/tweak/etc. from there, taking readings with each little addition.
You can find out that for most 1 gal. recipes, 1/2c - 1c of raisins would be the norm. If for some reason you want more raisins, then you would know to back off some of the apple juice or brown sugar.
 

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