Preserving cordials

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Preserving cordials

Postby calumscott » Tue Jun 10, 2014 18:40

How?

Hugh Fearlessly-EatsItAll has either citric acid or tartaric acid in a couple of his recipes.

But we have stuff like Sodium Metabisulphate and campden tablets at our disposal...

What do you do?
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Re: Preserving cordials

Postby robwalker » Tue Jun 10, 2014 20:34

I'm gonna add a whisker of sodium metabi and sterilize the bottles. i reckon pasteurizing would be better for long term storage.
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Re: Preserving cordials

Postby graysalchemy » Tue Jun 10, 2014 20:56

calumscott wrote:How?

Hugh Fearlessly-EatsItAll has either citric acid or tartaric acid in a couple of his recipes.

But we have stuff like Sodium Metabisulphate and campden tablets at our disposal...

What do you do?


:o :o Thats hardly ecofriendly organic tree hugging though is it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

You could try iradiating it :whistle:

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Re: Preserving cordials

Postby calumscott » Tue Jun 10, 2014 22:07

graysalchemy wrote:Thats hardly ecofriendly organic tree hugging though is it.


Neither was ripping the flowers from their branches... :whistle:
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Re: Preserving cordials

Postby graysalchemy » Tue Jun 10, 2014 22:13

true :lol: :lol:

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Re: Preserving cordials

Postby Bad 'Ed » Tue Jun 10, 2014 23:24

calumscott wrote:
graysalchemy wrote:Thats hardly ecofriendly organic tree hugging though is it.


Neither was ripping the flowers from their branches... :whistle:


Especially when you realise that it's the reproductive organs you've torn from the tree to boil and drink the liquor from. I sometimes think about this when I give SWMBO some flowers; nothing says I love you like a fist full of the castrated sexual organs from various plants.

Can't remember who pointed that out to me, but I appreciate the irony.

Never enough time....
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Re: Preserving cordials

Postby samuelsons_jon » Sat Sep 06, 2014 16:11

calumscott wrote:How?

Hugh Fearlessly-EatsItAll has either citric acid or tartaric acid in a couple of his recipes.

But we have stuff like Sodium Metabisulphate and campden tablets at our disposal...

What do you do?

handy info on www.smallscalebottling.com/useful-information/
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Re: Preserving cordials

Postby calumscott » Sat Sep 06, 2014 16:14

samuelsons_jon wrote:
calumscott wrote:How?

Hugh Fearlessly-EatsItAll has either citric acid or tartaric acid in a couple of his recipes.

But we have stuff like Sodium Metabisulphate and campden tablets at our disposal...

What do you do?

handy info on http://www.smallscalebottling.com/useful-information/


That looks really useful, thanks!

Oh, and look what I spotted in Budgens...

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