Using Yeast Nutrient & Energizer for Making a Better Cider

Using Yeast Nutrient & Energizer for Making a Better Cider

Yeast nutrient and energizer add nutrients to apple cider that can boost fermentation quality by improving yeast health which results in faster fermentation, lessens the chance off flavors and helps produce a better tasting hard cider. While apple juice does have a...
Best Hard Cider Making Kit

Best Hard Cider Making Kit

Kits for making hard cider that are available online generally include basic essentials such as a fermenter and airlock but beginners quickly outgrow these setups. For someone looking to make a decent size batch and have more control over their homemade cider, they...
How to Keg Hard Cider

How to Keg Hard Cider

Are you tired of filling and capping bottles? Kegging and force carbonating hard cider has many benefits over traditional bottling and while it requires more equipment, finishing cider in a keg is totally worth it! Whether your cider has been bulk aged or is only a...
Reuse S-04 Yeast for Fermenting Hard Cider

Reuse S-04 Yeast for Fermenting Hard Cider

Don’t wash that yeast down the drain just yet, there may be a lot of life left in those beauties! While commercial cultured yeasts are fairly cheap, why not get the most out of a pack and reuse the yeast? After racking a batch of cider into a secondary you will...
Chaptalization Calculator for Adding Sugar to Cider

Chaptalization Calculator for Adding Sugar to Cider

Chaptalization of cider is the process of adding additional sugars to the must, or original sweet cider, in order to raise the original gravity of the juice. This higher original gravity of the cider must will result in more viable fermentable sugars for the yeast to...
How to Add Tannin to Homemade Hard Cider

How to Add Tannin to Homemade Hard Cider

What Are Tannins? Tannin, or phenolics, are a naturally occurring compound that is found in apples, grapes, and some other fruits. These tannins are responsible for adding body to ciders by producing an astringent sensation on the tongue. An easier way to describe it...