On a whim I decided to throw some Cider in a bucket, so I went to the store and grabbed some.
- I took a chance and bought 2/3 no preservatives and 1/3 preservative (4.5 Gallons total) in order to lower costs.
- I added about 1/2 lb brown sugar and about 8 oz of honey.
- Added acid, energizer, and a campden tablet
I am letting it site for 24 hrs, my question is can I do anything about the preservatives? I figured I could just dilute but some sites seem to suggest starting a culture with a small bottle of preservative free cider for a couple days.
Also on the side, is leaving the preserved at room temp OK for a couple days with the Campden without any issues?