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Old 11-03-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
whino
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I can't find unpasteurized cider here anywhere. I have considered making my own but I'm not sure if that is necessary. Can I use a jug of cider from Sam's? It has apples, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate listed as ingreadents? We've made wine and beer but this will be the 1st cider attempt. I'm glad for any recipe suggestions you may have also.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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Don't use apple juice that contains potassium sorbate. It will kill the yeast. Pasteurized apple juice is fine.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:24 AM   #3
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correct, generally avoid anything with ingredients ending in ate or other chemicals haha. Ascorbic acid or vitamin C are fine since they are used to add acidity and preserve color, they however will not inhibit fermentation like chemical preservatives will. You should be able to easily find non preserved juice at any grocer.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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Depends on your local grocers. The Dominick's near me has some nice gallon jugs of pasteurized cider with no preservatives, but for some reason Jewel only carries their own brand which has Potassium Sorbate. So dissapointed, since I had a coupon. Like they said, make sure to check the ingredients.

 
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