Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Ph levels in cider
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
benkrupt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
Default

Was wondering if anybody had an idea on what the perfect ph levels are for apple and pear cider. I was told 3.9-4.0 was a good figure but someone recently told me that this reading is to high in terms of acidity. They suggested 3.4. And do people use malic acid and precipitated chalk to get it up and down, or another ingredient. Cheers


benkrupt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
LeBreton
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
Posts: 1,119
Liked 95 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

3.9-4 is way to little acidity for my palate, 3.4 sounds much better IMO. I'll add malic acid right before bottling the cider if the apple blend didn't add enough naturally but it's about taste, not to achieve a pH.

Never heard of anyone raising the pH of cider intentionally, since the acidity is such a defining characteristic when it comes to American ciders. I'm sure someone has though.
__________________
In all the states no door stands wider,
To ask you in to drink hard cider
LeBreton is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS