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Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-25-2012 at 10:36 PM
I ran across musselmen's cider this week during my shopping trips. It does have sorbate in
it.What I had listed ascorbic acid (Vit C) which isn't supposed to be a preservative. Anywhooo
I think I can ...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-25-2012 at 10:31 PM
Josey Wales,What threads did you read? I'm interested. Also, keep us updated on your
cider.These...Overcoming Potassium Sorbate in Zeigler's cider you know about potassium sorbate
is wrong OG droppe...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-22-2012 at 01:30 PM
Update. After reading two very informative thread here on HBT, I found a way to brew around or
circumvent sorbate. It took some experimenting, but you basically overload the sorbate with
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-21-2012 at 02:08 PM
Are you sure no other preservatives were added? Potassium sorbate isn't the only preservative
added sometimes. You can also try using a different strain of yeast tho not sure why your
current yeast wo...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-21-2012 at 01:26 AM
I re-pitched with Red Star Champagne yeast and looking at the labels again, nothing in the form
of a preservative is listed so I am thinking that there is something in the apple cider that
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-20-2012 at 02:47 PM
I started a batch this past Sunday; wanted it to be done in time for Thanksgiving dinner. I
followed the recipe closely only omitting the cinnamon and adding one more gallon of apple
cider and sugar t...
Posted in thread: Sour cider on 03-28-2012 at 02:51 AM
The moral of the story is: Don't toss a cider that is not immediately appealing. Age it and if
it still tastes like crap, add some stuff to it. We are scientists. Drunk scientists.I
especially loved t...
Posted in thread: Newby Help on 03-22-2012 at 02:59 PM
You could also sorbate it and backsweeten with more pear juice. That will dilute down the
alcohol a bit and sweeten it up for you all in one shot. The sorbate should keep it from
Posted in thread: Newby Help on 03-22-2012 at 02:49 PM
I agree with Pickled_Peppers, although I would definitely give this same recipe a second chance
and just take a gravity reading in about 1/3 and 1/2 of the time you did - and attempt to
acheive the or...
Posted in thread: Newby Help on 03-22-2012 at 03:25 AM
Thanks Pickled Pepper for your guidance.I will most likely move this to some 1 gal carboys that
I have and put them in the pantry were it is very cool.Except for the fact that it was very dry