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Old 10-29-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hello,

I'm just starting to look into making hard cider. I'm trying to avoid crushing the apples etc and would prefer to buy the apple juice. The orchards farmers tell me they are required by law to only sell pasteurized juice. Will I be able to use pasteurized juice to make hard cider? If pasteurized juice will work what else could they put in the juice to harm the fermentation process that I need to be aware of?

 
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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Pasteurized = OkeDokee!
Avoid juice with any additives and or preservatives.

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Old 10-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #3
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Pasteurized juice will work just dandy. In general, when they pasteurize it they don't have to add other preservatives. Those are what you want to check for as they can inhibit fermentation.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:30 PM   #4
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OK, thanks. I'm I'm reading a book on cider making tonight and I'm off to the orchards tomorrow. Fools rush in ... etc

 
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:34 PM   #5
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There are two big preservatives to avoid- potassium sorbate and another one called benzoate or something like that. Otherwise, your cider should work out fine.
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