Just a quick update on my hard cider. It finished really tart and dry. In years past when I made hard cider with Nick, we would heat a small amount of the cider before fermentation and add our adjuncts. When we did that, we liked the beer, but it was not exactly what we were [...]
Living in Upstate New York means great apples! Great apples means great hard cider! It’s been a few years since I’ve done a hard cider, so I figured it was about time. Friday I made a special trip out to Abbott Farms in nearby Baldwinsville, New York. I picked up five one gallon jugs of [...]
So as I said before, I want to provide some details about brewing cider. Nick picked up 13 gallons of UV pasteurized cider from a cider mill north of us (I will spare sharing their name because according to NYS law, they are not supposed to sell us unpasteurized cider, stupid NY laws).
The plan [...]