Author Topic: Selecting Apple Juice for Making Hard Cider: Lead, Mercury and Arsenic, Oh My!  (Read 81 times)

Offline daniel_cerveza

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Here's a quick post on recent Consumer Reports findings about toxic heavy metals in some store-bought apple juices.  Perhaps something to think about when choosing a store-bought apple juice for cider making purposes: 

http://www.beersyndicate.com/blog/selecting-apple-juice-making-hard-cider-lead-mercury-arsenic-oh/

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I'm lucky that I press my own juice from my organically grown apples.  Not everyone has that option, so that's good info.
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I use Mott's.  Have a cider entry in the finals this year too.
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Here's a quick post on recent Consumer Reports findings about toxic heavy metals in some store-bought apple juices.  Perhaps something to think about when choosing a store-bought apple juice for cider making purposes: 

http://www.beersyndicate.com/blog/selecting-apple-juice-making-hard-cider-lead-mercury-arsenic-oh/

Well that sucks.  Don't drink too much of it then I guess.

I get all my juice locally.  Not certain what pesticides they use, hopefully safe ones.

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You will get some cyanide too!
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