Details About Cider Making Lesson 7 - Tannins, Oak and Other Enhancement Products


About Scheduling a Private Instruction

This is Lesson 7 of our home cidermaking lesson plan. Our private instruction lesson plans are instruction only.  They do not include beverage/food production on site or any beverage/food handling. 

Tannins, Oak and Other Enhancement Products

Approximate lesson time: 40-60 minutes

This Lesson 7 Plan Includes:

  • Perform tasting with student – adding Tannin Riche and Stellar Tan to un-oaked cider
  • The complex world of anthocyanin-tannin complexes and different tannin chain arrangements
  • Tannin/Oak Products
    • Oak Formats - Chips, Cubes, Sticks, Staves, Powers, liquids
    • Oak Flavors – American vs French, toast levels
    • Practical Usage advice – timing, amounts in different cider types
    • Reducing Tannins through finings
  • Discussion and tasting of a gum arabic addition
  • Dry Hopping Cider