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Old 03-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
Ev0151
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Jun 2011
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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?





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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
UpstateMike
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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.


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Old 03-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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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
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I'm in! How much $ is it?
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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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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