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Old 09-06-2013, 04:41 AM   #1
meiyule
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Hello - newbie here wondering if a sulfite-free Campden product exists? Have a friend who has a pretty serious sulfite allergy. Would using a UV sterilizer (from an aquarium store) be comparable...or not advisable?

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Just be careful. You don't need anything but cider in your bottles. I just drank a cider from last year with nothing but yeast added. It was delicious. If you want sweet you can bottle pasturise.

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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Campden/Kmeta free ciders do exist, but sulfite free ciders do not. Yeast produces sulfites naturally during fermentation.

A UV sterilizer for an aquarium would not be effective on raw apple juice since it's so cloudy, and does not inhibit yeast in clear cider. In this case, cold-crashing and in bottle pasteurization are your friends, or consider investing in a decent filter.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:33 AM   #4
meiyule
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Thanks guys - some googling brought me up to speed with cold-crashing and bottle pasteurization. Leaning towards cold-crashing at the moment (I have a secret love for extremely long processes to get to a final product).

This link was a pretty good read: http://candlewineproject.wordpress.c...ing-explained/

Cheers!

 
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