Mālus Trivium

Mālus:  Latin for apple, a genus of trees and shrubs in the Rosaceae family.

Trivium: Latin for the junction of three roads. It was used in medieval times to describe the education of grammar, logic, and rhetoric.

Mālus Trivium is my page intended to provide interesting information and tips about apples and hard cider through a simple visual graphic. To put it simply… it’s apple trivia!

You will continue to see detailed articles and posts on making and enjoying hard cider but Mālus Trivium is all about visual tidbits. Don’t forget my book, which provides even more detailed information about making and enjoying hard cider.

At PricklyCider.com, the goal is to be your source for all things cider.


Cider Oxygenation: The amount of oxygen added to cider by processing
Cider Oxygenation: The amount of oxygen added to cider by processing
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: DNA Sequenced in 1996
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: DNA Sequenced in 1996
Types and average percentage of sugars found in an apple.
Types and average percentage of sugars found in an apple.
The phases of a wild/natural cider fermentation
The phases of a wild/natural cider fermentation
The modern apple originated on the foothills of the Tien Shan mountains in Asia.
The modern apple originated on the foothills of the Tien Shan mountains in Asia.
Modifying genes in yeast can impact how it processes sucrose.
Modifying genes in yeast can impact how it processes sucrose.
Acrolein Pathway
Acrolein Pathway
Volumes CO2: Amount of CO2 dissolved in your cider relative to your cider volume.
Volumes CO2: Amount of CO2 dissolved in your cider relative to your cider volume.
Crabapples: The only types of apple native to North America and Europe.
Crabapples: The only types of apple native to North America and Europe.

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