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Old 04-05-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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I had a taste of the blueberry juice from oceanspray this morning. It is yummie,I bet it would be good fermented. I looked at the ingredients, it didnt list anything as a preservative. It does have malic and ascorbic acid. I now ascorbic will ferment but what about the malic acid?

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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That's fine. I thought Ocean Spray had high fructose corn syrup (that's why I don't buy it) but the acids are absolutely fine. Malic acid gives a "tartness" to the juice. It'll ferment with it, but you may notice it's even more tart when the sugar is fermented out.

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I made a delicious Blueberry Cider 1 gallon test batch and now I'm on a full 6 gallon batch.

The recipe was pretty simple:
1.5 gallons Oceanspray Blueberry
2.5 lbs Dextrose
Apple Juice to fill 6 gallon carboy
Lavlin EC-1118 Champagne Yeast

I sweetened it to a OG of 1.088 and it fermented to 1.00 for a ABV of 8.62%, I backsweetened half with more sugar and juice to a gravity of 1.015 and left the other half dry, both were good depending on your preference. I'm sure you could do the same thing with lots more sugar and get it into a wine strength OG and it would still go to dry.

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I think the Ocean Spray blueberry juice is a blend of juices, maybe even corn syrup like Yooper mentioned. You might want to have a look here for pure juice:
http://www.knudsenjuice.com/products/just_juice/just_blueberry
Regards, GF.

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The one I used was a blend but no corn sugar.

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