Originally Posted by FFc
so should i be worried about ecoli?
fermentation and alcohol destroys e. coli, crypto, etc...some will argue, but it's just not true that FINISHED hard cider can contain e. coli. here is a reference: Merwin, Ian. Hard Cider: An Old-New Apple Product. New York Fruit Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 3, 1999.
now, if you taste your hyrdo sample when it's only down to 1.045 or something, that could end poorly for you....
all fresh cider needs to be kept cold at all times though. even if it is pasturized, i think. that's why you just don't see it sitting out in a juice aisle like clear apple juice from china or something else.