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Will this work with drinks with preservatives?Updated a year ago

Yes! Fortunately, Brewsy will work with many drinks with preservatives — that means most drinks on the American market!

The yeast we use in each Brewsy bag are strong and hearty enough to overcome most preservatives. We've helped them along with a carefully selected blend of micronutrients to keep them healthy and happy.

There are a couple things to look out for, though.

- If your drink contains potassium metabisulfite or sodium benzoate, add 2 days to fermentation time.

- Try to avoid drinks with high fructose corn syrup. Fermentation will still work, but you'll need to add 5 days to fermentation time, and you won't usually get an ABV higher than 8%.

- Potassium sorbate isn't used as a preservative in American juices, but it can pop up in juices from other countries, or in certain energy drinks, like Bang Energy Drink (Red Bull is safe). It will stop fermentation completely, you'll want to avoid any drinks that contain it. 

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