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Offline Jeffrey

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Sodium benzoate and cider
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:27:59 PM »
I am about to make a 1st test batch of cider with 1 gallon of apple cider from the grocery store. I noticed that it contains 0.1% sodium benzoate.

Will this fermentation be DOA because of the sodium benzoate? 

Thanks in advance and Cheers!!!


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Offline Bob357

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Re: Sodium benzoate and cider
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 09:44:21 PM »
It will impede fermentation as will most any preservative.
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Offline Jeffrey

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Re: Sodium benzoate and cider
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 10:15:11 PM »
Bummer. Unfortunately, it’s not just an antioxidant (eg, BHT).

I never have to be concerned with this sort of thing in brewing!!

If got a gallon of this cider, and some apple juice that doesn’t have preservatives. I’m planning to build a pulper and press in time for next season’s apples. These test batches are to get the mistakes out of the way before it’s showtime.


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