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Old 05-21-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Preservatives found in shop nectars, cordials, syrups etc...

I've just got into this soda making and was looking at some possible ingredients found in the shop like nectars, cordials, syrups etc...

I noticed there were some preservatives in these products like citric acid and absorbic acid. I know citric acid is used in brewing so that one is probably ok, but I wasn't sure if having absorbic acid would be bad for fermentation.

Should I be worried about absorbic acid or even citric acid added to the shop products?


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Old 05-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) has been fine for my winemaking. I'd stay away from potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate if you're planning on using yeast to carb up the soda. It'd be ok if you're kegging, though.
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