Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Question from a Newbie...
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 151
Default Question from a Newbie...

This may sound like a basic question...but when does hard cider turn into applewine?? I am more interested in making a hard cider than a alcohol driven mixture that takes a year to make. I have read mixed things on brewing sites and videos on the net.




liquidavalon is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2008, 01:13 AM   #2
I love making Beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nurmey's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 6


Hi Eric
As you may have begun to suspect, there is a lot of bad information on the net.
Apfelwein is a German hard cider and not really all that different from any other hard cider.
Yes, you could ferment cider for a week and it would have some alcohol but it would not be good cider. Frankly, I consider most of those utube video "experts" to be hooch makers. Why go to the trouble if all you're going to make is crap?
Making good cider is not hard but it does take time. I have some good cider that I made last year and just bottled. It's good now but I think it will be great in another 6 months or so.

Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
newbie question chormang Mead Forum 2 04-27-2009 07:39 PM
Malt Rating Question (newbie question) LumberjackJohn Recipes/Ingredients 3 12-09-2008 06:22 PM
Question from a newbie turkey Mead Forum 4 09-17-2007 02:47 AM
Newbie Pot question spuddybuddy Equipment/Sanitation 13 04-16-2007 07:34 AM
Another newbie question... aldeswari Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 07-29-2006 05:51 AM

Newest Threads