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andymonkey 10-14-2012 07:06 PM

Apple juice, apple cider, or it doesn't matter?
 
Which type is "best" to buy from the grocery for making hard cider? Does one produce a better hard cider?

UpstateMike 10-14-2012 08:52 PM

This is what I get:
http://www.wegmans.com/prodimg/834/500/077890396834.jpg

This is the ingredients list:
Apple Juice, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

Other acceptable ingredients are filtered water and apple juice concentrate.

Don't get anything that has any kind of sorbate or sulphite in it.

ThorGodOfThunder 10-15-2012 01:15 AM

I use cider simply because I have an orchard and make my own. I use it the day it is pressed, and all I add is k-meta to kill wild yeast. No sugar, no water, just apples.

jason041981 10-15-2012 01:29 AM

I use indian summer cider. I also use 1lb. Per gallon of corn sugar. Mixed with4 cinnamon sticks, 1 tblsp of nutmug, ginger, 6 whole cloves.

jason041981 10-15-2012 01:30 AM

I use indian summer cider. I also use 1lb. Per gallon of corn sugar. Mixed with4 cinnamon sticks, 1 tblsp of nutmug, ginger, 6 whole cloves. I'm looking at about 8.75-9.25% starting og is 1.072

buffalo 10-15-2012 01:36 AM

In the fall winter when i can easily get cider i use that and then use regular Publix apple juice in the summer,either works fine but they do taste different.

zdthirtyseven 10-16-2012 03:53 AM

so you can use pasteurized apple juice?

ThorGodOfThunder 10-16-2012 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buffalo (Post 4499292)
In the fall winter when i can easily get cider i use that and then use regular Publix apple juice in the summer,either works fine but they do taste different.

Is one noticeably better than the other, or just different?

Apple_Jacker 10-16-2012 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zdthirtyseven
so you can use pasteurized apple juice?

Yes

UpstateMike 10-16-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zdthirtyseven (Post 4502943)
so you can use pasteurized apple juice?

Pasteurized is not a problem.

Preservatives (sorbate, sulphite) ARE a problem.


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