unpasterized apple?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Noodlynoo, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Noodlynoo

    Noodlynoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Been reading all the threads and links to making your own ACV and cant find the answer to a question I have. I'm hoping someone clever here will know!
    I have been given 2 very big Scobys and I want to make my own ACV. I want to start with apple juice and not cider but everything I've read says the apple juice needs to be unpasteurized.

    1. How do I know if its pasteurized or not?

    2. How important is it that its unpasteurized?

    Any help really appreciated! :)
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The label should say whether it's raw or pasteurized.
    Pasteurization kills all the natural enzymes. Can you replenish them with scoby, I don't know.
    I know it doesn't have to be organic.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2014
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since it's apple season it shouldn't be hard to find fresh unpasteurized apple juice and/or you could always make your own juice... Seems like everyone nowadays has a juicer...
     
  4. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to find unpasteurized apple cider pretty much everywhere (it's usually in the produce section, in a cooler - has to stay cold).


    That being said,if you're going to add a culture (mother, scoby, etc), there's no reason it needs to be unpasteurized.



    Also, the words 'cider' and 'juice' are only formally defined in a couple of states - there are companies that sell the same thing as both - some use the two words as essentially marketing terms.
     

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