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Old 11-12-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Jun 2011
pooler, GA
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I've never made cider before but I M looking for cider and the only apple juice I can find with out perservatives is pasteurized and I heard from soe people its a no go? Why is this? Can use it anyways as long as there are no perservatives?

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Old 11-12-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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You can use pasteurized cider with great results. The batch I brewed 4 weeks ago using pasteurized local cider finished at 1.000 and is sitting quite content in secondary containers, quite clear with a nice little layer of sediment at the bottom.

The cyser I started last weekend using cider from the same source is happily chugging along.

Some have said that pasteurized cider produces a less clear result, but I can only speak to how well it fermented.

It's the preservatives you have to avoid. I believe that ascorbic acid is acceptable, but anything with 'sulfate' in it will kill your yeast.
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