Bottles of cider

Cider pre-bottling analysis

We recently had a client ask us to check the condition of their cider before they bottled it. The cider was to contain enough sugar at bottling so a secondary fermentation in the bottle would occur and a sparkling cider would result. The…
Apple cider in glasses

Why does my cider have high acidity?

A cider-maker had concerns about the high level of acidity in his cider. He had measured the pH and got a result of 3.1, which is low for this style of drink. He said he thought it tasted “a bit acidic” as well. He couldn’t think why the…
Foaming cider

Foaming cider kegs

We recently had a customer who had a cider product that was in kegs and was giving a hotel customer some issues. The keg in question was foaming so much that the publican could not use the product at all and returned the keg to the maker. There…