Thanks to everyone who showed up to Barley John’s on Saturday to help with our Annual Cider distribution. This year the MHBA purchased 500 gallons and probably set a record for how quickly it was distributed, with it all going within about 3 hours! As usual, Barley John’s Brew Pub in New Brighton hosted our event and had a fantastic collection of beers available for us to try while filling buckets and carboys.
For anyone who is still sitting on their cider, here are a couple resources to get you started fermenting!
Brewing TV Video
Our very own Chris Smith shares his amazing Cider making knowledge with the Northern Brewer Brewing TV crew in this 2012 episode all about Cider. The recipe from the episode is also available.
American Homebrewers Association
Anyone who is a current member of the American Homebrewers Association should check out the November/December 2013 Issue of Zymurgy for a geat article on different yeasts used for Cider.
Homebrew Talk Cider Yeast Experiment
Jonathan Beckel, our cider buy coordinator, provided a link to an report of an older cider yeast experiment written up on the HomeBrewTalk.com website. The experiment dates from 2008 but has some very interesting information.
Ask a Club Member
A final resource is your fellow club members. If you are struggling, jump on one of out email lists, our Facebook Group or on Twitter and ask a question. There are lots of people in the club who love to share their knowledge. Just Ask!