Hard Cider Tip #5: Making Hard Cider Clear

Filtering Hard Cider: Results with 1 micron filter.

As a craft hard cider maker, you actually have several cost effective means to make your hard cider clear or what is commonly called clarifying. Most of my hard cider recipes call for filtering but you may be wondering if you really need to clarify your hard cider. The main reason you would make your … Continue reading Hard Cider Tip #5: Making Hard Cider Clear

Hard Cider Tip #4: Testing for Tannins

Apples Varieties prepared for Drying

One the the biggest challenges with crafting “Traditional” hard cider is finding apples with tannins. I define Traditional as a specific style of cider using only apples and/or pears. Check out my book for more styles and details about making and experiencing hard cider, including hard cider recipes. I mean it has to be worth … Continue reading Hard Cider Tip #4: Testing for Tannins