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Offline BrodyR

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Adding unfermented cider to a Keg?
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:11:35 PM »
Quick question - If I add a little bit of fresh apple juice/cider to a keg of bone dry cider and keep it cool (40s) will the yeast remain dormant indefinitely or will it start to ferment out?

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Re: Adding unfermented cider to a Keg?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 12:12:50 AM »
Need more info!  I find that fresh cider, non-pasteurized and non-stabilized, will ferment on its own in the fridge.  If what you are planning to use is stabilized or pasteurized, I would expect it be a long time before there is fermentation. 

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Re: Adding unfermented cider to a Keg?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 03:50:18 AM »
I have back sweetened with frozen concentrate with good results. 

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Re: Adding unfermented cider to a Keg?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 11:27:55 AM »
It will ferment unless you stabilize with sorbate and sulfite... and even then it might ferment but slowly.
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Re: Adding unfermented cider to a Keg?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 11:41:58 AM »
It will ferment unless you stabilize with sorbate and sulfite... and even then it might ferment but slowly.

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Re: Adding unfermented cider to a Keg?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 12:04:12 PM »
If you use a yeast that isn't very cold tolerant and keep it very cold (like 35F) it can work - at least short term.
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