Originally Posted by robodeath
I have a friend that can't drink carbonated beverages but loves cider. Can I just make a batch of cider like I normally do (sodium metabisulfite and backsweeten) and just bottle them? I usually keg everything I make, but if I bottle it after sodium metabisulfite it will not ferment and be a still cider?
Yes, but not with sulfite. You need sorbate to prevent yeast reproduction, ans sulfite doesn't do that.
Once the cider is totally and completely clear (has to be to stop re-fermentation), simply rack onto a solution of sorbate and some sulfite (sulfite makes the sorbate work better) and then three days later, sweeten, and then three days after that you can bottle.