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Old 11-20-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
Aug 2009
Brantford, Ontario
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My very first attempt at cider and I had to dump it last night. I started over a month ago but didn't pay close enough attention to the label when I purchased my juice. It contain just enough sorbate to stop the fermentation. I tried using enough yeast to brew 15 batches of beer. I added yeast nutrient, I played with the temperature, I even spoke kind loving words to it but after almost 2 months the gravity had only drop from 1060 to 1052. It was starting to get a weird flavour and a strange colour.

So I dumped it.

Good news I did start again with a great juice from an organic no preservative added cider. Mmmm this one will work.

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:12 PM   #2
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i feel your pain

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
Sep 2009
san diego
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I'm sorry for your loss.

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Old 11-21-2009, 12:38 AM   #4
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Genoa City, WI
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That's why I only make cider once a year, with fresh cider, from a local orchard, that is only UV treated.
Sorry for you loss.
Michael Herrenbruck
Herrenbruck Brewery
L.C.Q. Racing

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Old 11-21-2009, 02:59 AM   #5
Nov 2009
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hmm, I'm getting in the same boat I think. Started cider treated with potassium sorbate and my air lock has not moved once. My batch still smells good but I am thinking it will be dumped as well. Good news is I found a cider mill that sells unpasteurized, preservative free cider today. I think I might try a o-natural batch this time.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:14 AM   #6
Nov 2009
Columbus Ohio
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My first batch made it slightly further in the process but it's now carbed to a dangerous level and doesn't taste good, I guess everyone loses their first batch.

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