Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Cider with preservatives??

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-26-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
DaveVanO
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Baltimore, Michigan
Posts: 93
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Cider with preservatives??

I recently went to the store, picked up a gallon of apple cider. I know usually most of you use apple juice for a hard cider. BUT I wanted to change it up
I didnt notice it until i got home, but the apple cider i picked up contains preservatives. Anyway i can use something to rid of the preservatives? or should i just go try to find some without preservatives. Just wondering if there is anything I can do

__________________
DaveVanO is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
smegger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: australia
Posts: 87
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

The general answer is no, try and find something without preservatives. It'll probably end up being more trouble than it is worth to successfully ferment it.

__________________
smegger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
DaveVanO
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Baltimore, Michigan
Posts: 93
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

alright thanks for the quick answer. Gonna need to go tomorrow and just buy some juice or find a cider with no preservatives...which most likely wont happen because there isnt a place like that around where im at. Thanks

__________________
DaveVanO is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2013, 01:23 AM   #4
smegger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: australia
Posts: 87
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

If you have no other option for preservative free cider, I have heard of people making really big yeast starters for the fermentation.
The preservatives don't "kill" the yeast as such, apparently they only inhibit their ability to reproduce. So perhaps a strong starter may get you on your way?

__________________
smegger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
saramc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: suburb of Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,743
Liked 146 Times on 132 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

When you say preservatives, which ones are you referring to specifically?

I use commercial products often and they typically have sulfite and sorbate and sometimes ascorbic acid--no issue establishing a ferment with those additives on board simply because they are at low levels and added to keep the product from fermenting on its own--but add a yeast and you are fine.
But if there is sodium benzoate on board I will not buy it.

__________________

Motto: quel che sara sara

saramc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
krackin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: , NH
Posts: 814
Liked 167 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Benzoate is really bad news and should be banned as a food additive.

__________________
krackin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
LeBreton
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
Posts: 1,100
Liked 94 Times on 82 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

OP, there is no way to get rid of the preservatives, but some folks have had success fermenting treated juice with really big yeast starters or by racking it onto an existing yeast cake.

Producers use a huge range of concentrations of preservatives, from so low as to be ineffectual to so high they cross established USFDA regulations.

__________________
Bellwether Hard Cider
In all the states no door stands wider,
To ask you in to drink hard cider
LeBreton is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 12:37 AM   #8
DaveVanO
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Baltimore, Michigan
Posts: 93
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

well it had potassium sorbate, and sodium benzoate...decided to just let every1 in the house drink it up and not worry about it

__________________
DaveVanO is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cider wib preservatives AUEnder Cider Forum 5 11-16-2011 03:01 PM
Preservatives in cider? Musketear Fermentation & Yeast 2 11-20-2010 07:33 PM
Apple cider with preservatives - is there anything I can do? The13th Cider Forum 5 10-27-2010 10:54 PM
Preservatives in my Cider??? Roy_Merk Cider Forum 5 12-29-2008 08:04 PM
Preservatives in Cider ??? Fireguy Cider Forum 1 09-29-2008 02:11 AM