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Old 10-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Do you have to use preservative free concentrate to back sweeten in your kegging your cider?


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Old 10-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Just to sweeten it you are fine. If you want to naturally carb it and haven't done it then it might.
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No. The whole reason for not using juice with preservatives pre-fermentation is inhibiting yeast growth. If it's already done and you plan on just back-sweetening and keg carbing, using a juice or juice concentrate with preservatives like sorbate is just fine.

Now bottle carbing... That's a different story. I've never dabbled with that beast before (I'm spoiled and bought myself kegging equipment before anything else when I got into brewing) but there are plenty of other members that have it down to a science and would be great help.
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