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Old 10-19-2005, 01:29 AM   #1
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Trying to brew apple cider. Pitched yeast on saturday and still nothing. Pulled an empty jug out of the trash and it shows potassium sorbate as a preservative which I assume is inhibiting the yeast. Can this be fixed? Or did I just waste lots of money and time? Help!

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Old 10-19-2005, 01:44 AM   #2
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Yes, that will inhibit fermentation. You've still got apple juice.

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Old 10-19-2005, 01:50 AM   #3
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Nothing you can do at this point, the stuff doesn't go away.

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Old 12-05-2010, 01:32 AM   #4
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Where can I find preservative-free apple juice? The recipe I had said Wal-Mart but I didn't find any there. How will I know if it's preservative free?
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:44 AM   #5
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All stores sell it... Look for the apple Juice with added vitamin C thats what they add as a preservative every store has preservative free apple juice (with Added Vitamin C) I check all the time Its on sale at my local store for a 1.03 a half gallon I buy the cheapest possible because all i do is get drunk with it and give it to friends

Ive made hundreds of gallons trust me the apple juice is out there

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