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Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« on: October 11, 2010, 05:37:58 AM »
  Yesterday a friend told me that Ball fruit fresh can be used as a substitute for Citric Acid, because that is essentially what it is.

 Is this information accurate?  Can I use the fruit fresh as the Citric Acid component in my recipe?


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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 05:39:50 AM »
I don't think so.  I believe Fresh Fruit is Ascorbic acid.  Not citric acid.
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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 05:42:30 AM »
Im not sure if you can substitute it or not but I do know that it is a combination of ascorbic acid and citric acid, im looking at a bottle right now.
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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 05:48:39 AM »
  Thanks, I thought that info was a bit shaky!  One more question, aside from brewing supply houses and the Internet.  Where is a place I can go to purchase citric acid?  Does Walmart carry it?  I've looked at my local grocery store and found rennet tabs but no citric acid.

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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 08:43:23 AM »
Try here

http://www.tejalindiagrocery.com/

Look in the spice section or ask for it.
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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 09:11:40 AM »
My local health food store carries it.
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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 10:20:17 AM »
  My local home-brewer supply store, Brew at Home, has liquid rennet and Citric Acid in bulk.  I can purchase a 1#bag for $10.00USD.  Or purchase 2 oz. for a few bucks.  The problem is they aren't open on Mondays!  I really wanted to do this today :(
 Oh well, time to learn some patience.

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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 11:09:20 AM »
I tried the Fresh Fruit once, I was in the same situation, wanted it that day. Didn't work. Sorry, hope you find some today!

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Re: Citric Acid - Where Buy & Using Citrus Ball Type Fruit Instead?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 11:14:56 AM »
Thanks Hojo,

 I'm glad you told me you tried it and posted the results.  I might have drank a few beers and went for it anyway LOL.  Now that I know it would end up a disaster using fruit fresh I'll wait until I get the powdered citric acid.