Coming home from upstate NY on Monday, SWMBO and I came across a farmstand selling cider. I got a case of 6 gallon jugs for $15 bucks. Pretty good deal, I thought so I grabbed it. Got it home and dumped 5 gqallonsinto a pain and sprinkled on some D47 and nothing happened. I know I should have rehydrated the yeast but I was half in the wrapper when I did it so that didn't happen . I waited and wiated and finally just chalked it up to being too cold on the porch last week, so yesterday I picked up more D47, made a starter and got it going pretty good and dumped it in. I was sitting on the couch later on, watching the game and I was struck by a thought, went to the frige where the remaining gallon was and found out what I was afraid of. "Treated with Potasium Sorbate."
Am I hosed? Is this stuff ever going to kick? Absolutely no activity today.