So we finally got a 5 gallon carboy! Before i start making beer we decided to make some hard cider. We have 30 pounds of apples, but i don't think it'll be enough to fill a five gallon carboy. My question is.
-Can I top it off with just store bought apple juice from concentrate?
---If so...can i than just add a campden tablet, wait 24 hours than add yeast and wait 2-3 weeks?
I heard store bought juice contains potassium sorbate, and i need to create a "starter" to allow yeast to re-grow. Does it say it contains Potassium Sorbate on the bottle? or is it always added to store bought from concentrate?
Every article i've read seems to run around, and i haven't found a straight answer. Any help would be great!!!