Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What is hard cider? Part 1

Cider, also known as hard cider, is a fermented beverage and that contains alcohol. Cider is made from typically apple juice, but is also made with other fruit juices. 
Ciders alcohol content range from 1.5% - 8%, but can also go as far up as 12%.

The flavor of cider varies and they can be classified from dry to sweet. The appearance ranges from cloudy with sediment to completely clear, and their color ranges from light yellow, orange to brown. The variations in clarity and color are mostly due to filtering between pressing and fermentation. Some apple varieties will produce a clear cider without any filtration. Both sparkling and still ciders are made. The sparkling variety is the more common, and sparkling is basically carbonated cider, by either priming sugar or keg forced carbed.

Wikipedia and Google searches helped with this article.

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