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Old 03-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
Jun 2011
Liverpool, Merseyside
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I wanted to make a mixed fruits cider.

I was shopping the other day and noticed Ocean Spray 100% mixed fruit juice.

By using this and mixing with ususal cider making ingredients (sugar, yeast ect..)

Will it be possible to make a cider?

Fruit Juices from Concentrate (Grape (71%), Apple (10%), Cranberry (9%), Raspberry (6%), Blackberry (4%)) , Vitamin C .

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Old 03-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
Nov 2011
Brockport, NY
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I don't see why not. Try a 1 gallon test batch first. With all the grape juice in there, it may be more like a wine though.
Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
"No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities." ~ 1 Timothy 5:23

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Old 03-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
Mar 2012
Tallahassee, Florida
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Go for it I was thinking of doing one also

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Old 03-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
Dec 2011
Meriden, CT
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I'm in! How much $ is it?
Mark F in Central CT
Amateur Cider Maker

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Old 03-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
Oct 2010
cleveland ohio
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Real quick,

Make sure there are no preservatives (or at least not a ton of them), and I would take an sg reading before you add in any sugar, just to see what you are dealing with. It looks like it's mostly grape juice, which has a lot more sugar than apple juice, so this stuff will probably turn out as low grade wine if you let it ferment out all the way.

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