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Old 01-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Anything wrong with fermenting cranberry juice in the jug it came in? I want to try a couple different 1 gal. experiments before I settle on what to make 5 gal. of.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Nevermind

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:50 AM   #3
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What did you find out?

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:31 AM   #4
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I just bought a 1 gal. equip. kit. I don't trust the store jug

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:26 AM   #5
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Is it a pasteurized juice or is it fresh? Makes a big difference.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:17 AM   #6
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I just looked it is pasteurized. Why?

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #7
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I just looked it is pasteurized. Why?
I believe it's because it should be pasteurized (either by ultraviolet light or some other method) to ferment. At the same time it should not have preservatives... hope that helps.

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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I believe it's because it should be pasteurized (either by ultraviolet light or some other method) to ferment. At the same time it should not have preservatives... hope that helps.
I should be gtg. Its pasteurised no addatives

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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I just fermented some cranberry myself, a 5 gallon batch though. It will be tart, but mine dried up very well. Hit 10% abv no problem with EC-1118 yeast.

 
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:09 AM   #10
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I'm actually considering just going for it, and doing 5 right out of the gate. If need be I can back sweeten it some. everybody seems to like a semi sweet wine around here. I had some commercial crane this Christmas, and I thought it could use a little more body-sweetness. I CANT DECIDE!

 
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