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Old 09-24-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
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I picked upfresh apple cider up yesterday(UV pasterized) SG 1.055 and PH 4.0.

What is correct PH range for starting cider. My goal is 6-7% by cold stopping fermentation .
Also I was not planning to use campden tabs because it was UV pasterized. Is that correct?

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Old 09-24-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
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right, you dont need campden for UV pasteurized. pH of 4 is a little on the high side, but is fine as long as you can taste some tang in the finish

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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you should be allright at 4 although it is a little high, i would correct it myself because problems start at 4.2. the correct ph for starting cider is 3.2-3.8

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You can add a little malic acid to decrease the pH. Andrew Lea says 1g per Liter will lower it .1%.

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