Monthly Archives: February 2014

Planting an Orchard for a Commerical Hard Cider, What to Consider

I have been toying around with the idea of getting some land and planting a small orchard. For anyone else thinking about planting an orchard for hard cider, here are some things to consider. It takes about 15 to 20lbs (closer to the low side of this range) to make 1 gallon of cider. The […]

Home Brewing Hard Cider, What Malic Acid Does

There are several acids when it comes to home brewing, but when talking about hard cider, you are usually talking about a couple specific acids. The biggest player when it comes to Hard Cider is Malic Acid. Here are a few things to consider when home brewing hard cider in regards to acids. Acids Play […]

Hard Cider Summit 2014 – Chicago, IL

I just got back from Cider Summit 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. It was a great way to really get out there and expose myself to the hard cider community. The summit offered 36 manufacturers, who had 3 or 4 ciders each (about 125ish overall). We were given 8 drink tickets each (4oz) and we ended […]