Scooter is right. It is possible to still start it but youll need to have a fair sized starter, and it will still probably stall.Thanks for the quick reply.....I just read the jug.....it has Pot Sorbate and Sodium Benz added to preserve the cider. I plan on buying two-three gallons, check the SG, add sugar if needed to bring it to 1.090 or so and pitch some RC-212 or EC-1118 and let her cook.
I've done it a handful of times with the 100% pasteurized apple juices you'll find at big discount chains.
On a similar note I am looking to make cranberry wine form cranberry juice. The bottle says 100% juice but among the ingerdients (at the end) are fumaric acid and ascorbic acid. Ascornic acid can be an anti-oxidant, but not sure what fumaric acid does. Will these prevent fermentation?
This is a very simple apple cider recipe that tastes smooth and has a carmel taste. Take 1/2 cup juice and add the sugar in a pan over med heat, carmalize for 12-14 minutes before adding to the rest of the juice. Gives it a nice dark color also. Back sweeten (if you want) with honey. You can also bottle before fermentation is complete, filling an empty 12 oz plastic soda bottle for your carbonation tester. When plastic bottle is firm (you can also unscrew and test) cold crash the bottled cider in the fridge. Stuff don’t last long around here.
I just finished a batch of cranberry using Ocean Spray 100% juice from concentrate. 1 gal test batch then back sweeten with 32oz bottle of tart cherry concentrate. Here are my notes from that.On a similar note I am looking to make cranberry wine form cranberry juice. The bottle says 100% juice but among the ingerdients (at the end) are fumaric acid and ascorbic acid. Ascornic acid can be an anti-oxidant, but not sure what fumaric acid does. Will these prevent fermentation?
What is your recipe? Are you juicing the apples and fermenting juice, or chopping/crushing/shredding the apples and adding water?How much Pectic Enzyme should I use to break down these 30 lbs of apples after freezing and starting the must?