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Old 09-17-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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So I am grinding and pressing my apples.
This is not a very sterile process, especially considering I am grinding up a few worms along they way.
Does cambden kill bacteria as well as yeasts? Is it worth my time to stove top pasteurize my cider first?

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Old 09-17-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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Yup, I'd treat it with campden after pressing it, 1 tablet per gallon should do the trick. If at all possible, I'd personally avoid pasturization since it makes it tougher to clear & may kill some of the apple aromas.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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You shouldn't worry about a few worms. I've seen winegrape harvest bins with caterpillars crawling all over, and that wine won prizes. Any human pathogens will be destroyed by the alcohol. Cidermaking isn't meant to be a sterile process, real cider is a living drink.

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