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Old 10-29-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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the cider i picked up has Potassium sorbate in it is this ok to use


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Old 10-29-2007, 05:25 PM   #2
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Probably not. The only preservative that' s OK is ascorbic acid (Vitamin C.)


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Old 10-29-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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If you are going to use it, Make a yeast starter and pitch actively fermenting yeast into it.

Potassium sorbate will not stop a fermentation, only prevent one from starting.

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Old 10-29-2007, 06:22 PM   #4
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I've only once been able to get fermentation going in a juice that had sorbate. It'll probably go bad before it would ferment.
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save yourself the headache and find some w/o sorbate
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seein as how i have waisted my money and wanted to try it out for kicks

can i leave it in the milk jug it came in
add sugars
pitch yeast
add airlock
and see what happens?

I want you all to know that i do agree with you and respect your advice and i am in touch with my local apple orchard to get fresh pressed juice from them, just want to play with it.
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Not that cider isn't drinkable as a non alcoholic beverage though... just drink it.
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seein as how i have waisted my money and wanted to try it out for kicks

can i leave it in the milk jug it came in
add sugars
pitch yeast
add airlock
and see what happens?

I want you all to know that i do agree with you and respect your advice and i am in touch with my local apple orchard to get fresh pressed juice from them, just want to play with it.

I would still like to know what others think about this

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:49 PM   #9
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i put this all together at 2 this afternoon and it seems to be forming a head but no airlock activity, is this normal.
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The toppings contain potassium sorbate...

...that's bad.


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