Kmeta when bottle conditioning

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    tradowsk

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    I have a batch of cider that's almost ready for bottling, and I'm going to carbonate it naturally by adding some apple juice concentrate right before filling the bottles.

    Do I add kmeta as well for protection or do I skip it to keep the yeast active?
     
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    You probably should use StarSan. This will sanitize without killing your yeast, assuming a good drain procedure. When I was brewing, I used to put all of the bottles in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour. Then let them cool for 30 minutes and bottle. It worked fine with bottle conditioned ale.
     
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    Sorry, I meant adding kmeta to the cider. I already use StarSan for sanitizing the bottles.

    I usually add kmeta to my wines and meads before bottle to protect them as they age, but I didn't know how that would affect the bottle conditioning.
     

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