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Old 09-25-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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I am purchasing 5 Gallons of fresh pressed unpasteurized cider from a local orchard. It is treated with UV rays. Do i need to heat this to kill off any unwanted yeast strains or will the UV take care of that for me. Thanks

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The answer is quite simply to not heat. Just add some campden tablets if you want...

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Only heat if you want to make apple jelly.

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The UV will kill any wild organisms, so you dont need to heat or add campden/k-meta (I wouldnt do either for unpasteurized juice either)

After the fermentation is done, if you are planning to keep any beyond 6 months or so, you can add a half a dose of campden as a preservative - but dont add it to anything that you are planning to drink in the next 6 months because it will leave a bitter aftertaste that takes several months to fade

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:15 AM   #5
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thanks for the information. I will plan on just pitching the yeast into the cider and calling it a day

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