Originally Posted by drizzle
So did repitching the yeast work ?? Im have the same issue but I read the lables of my juice and saw no sorbate just vitamin c and malic acid Ive pitched it twice and think maybe I had bad yeast or killed the yeast (water may have been too hot). But I have no activity in the air lock any advice would be appreciated.
Do not rely on airlock activity to confirm fermentation. Pop that airlock and listen to your primary. Do you hear a pop, sizzle? If so, you are fermenting.
What was the temp of water when you added the yeast...definitely a possibility for die off if too hot?
FWIW, I have never had an issue with a commercial product containing sorbate not fermenting, but benzoate is ugly stuff and I will not purchase products containing that when looking to ferment.