I have a cherry apple cider cooking away right now. The question I have is if I have add a sweetner would this work and is there enough sodium benzate in the grenadine or do I have to add campden tablets as well.
Recipe is 3 cans Old Orchard Cherry Apple Concentrate, 4 tbs Lactose, American Ale Yeast, water to one gallon. OG 1.045 I believe. I don't have my notes right here with me. Also I'm looking for more cherry then apple flavor in the end product.
If it turns out where I have the flavor I'm looking for I'll go without the sweetner and bottle carb. However, if it's not what I want I was thinking about using Grenadine for the cherry flavor boost. But not sure about how much campden to use to prevent bottle bombs.