Cleaning and Sanitizing 101One of the most important aspects of any fermentation is keeping your equipment sanitary. This article outlines the basic steps and products for keeping it clean.
Making Hard Apple CiderThe Beverage People's detailed instructions for making hard apple cider or hard pear cider from start to finish - in the New World style.
Key Component in CiderThere are three main elements that are important for making quality cider---sugar, acidity, and tannins.
Sonoma County Apple VarietiesGravenstein is by far the most common and the earliest, along with Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathan and Pink Lady. Some varieties, due to their sugar, acid and tannin content, are better suited to making into hard cider than others.
Practical Guide to Cider StylesLearn how to make apple cider in both the modern and heritage European and US traditions. The discussion also includes step-by-step instructions to follow for your own homemade apple cider, so you can recreate either New World, New England style, or heritage European style cider for yourself!
Making CyserApple juice and honey combine to made a wonderful fermented beverage called Cyser. Learn to Make this Apple Cider Mead with The Beverage People's Apple Cyser Recipe.
Small Batch Hard CiderSmall cider batches give you the opportunity to try out different yeast strains, juice blends, enhancement products and ingredients (honey, fruit, oak, hops...etc.) to determine their contributions before applying them to larger volumes.
Cider Yeast ChoicesThe Beverage People's notes on the use of different yeasts for fermenting Apple Cider.
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Cider is popular here in Sonoma County, home to both commercial cider companies and a growing number of home cider makers. The Beverage People is proud to offer a complete line of cider-making necessities and expert advice for anyone interested in making great cider.
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