Citra Hopped Cider Recipe

Citra Hopped Cider Recipe

After talking about how much I enjoyed my first batch of hopped cider using Cascade hops, several readers suggested that I give a Citra hopped cider a shot.  Not knowing a lot about hops, or having much experience brewing with them, I figured it would either be the...
Basic Kegging Equipment For Hard Cider

Basic Kegging Equipment For Hard Cider

Personally, one thing I don’t like to do is clean and sanitize dozens of bottles. It can be a pain to clean old bottles and filling them can get messy. On top of that, getting the carbonation just right can also be tricky.  So, I invested in kegging equipment...
When to Make Fruit Additions – Cider Experiment

When to Make Fruit Additions – Cider Experiment

While pondering my next batch of hard cider, I thought about an ongoing discussion. Should fruit, berries or any other flavor addition be added to cider must before pitching yeast or after initial fermentation has neared completion?  The question comes from the idea...
Cherry Hard Cider Recipe

Cherry Hard Cider Recipe

Cherry is a popular choice for flavoring hard cider because cherry juice will complement the apple whether it is sweet or tart. I have found many versions of the recipe including black cherry cider, sour cherry cider, tart cherry cider and everything in between. ...
Yeast Energizer & Nutrient: A Cider Experiment

Yeast Energizer & Nutrient: A Cider Experiment

I have received many questions about yeast nutrient since I wrote a post about it and I didn’t have a solid way of backing up my belief that it helps produce better cider. So, I decided to run an experiment, one that can be replicated by other home cider...
Adjusting Hard Cider Acidity (TA) & pH with Malic Acid

Adjusting Hard Cider Acidity (TA) & pH with Malic Acid

Have you ever made a cider that tasted flat and watery that made you feel like you wasted a bunch of time waiting for your cider to mature? Or, maybe the cider is too acidic? I know I have and I tried to correct it by adding sugar or apple juice concentrate but just...
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