Chemical Acids and Bases

The acidic character in the flavor of hard cider comes from the natural malic acid, the flavor of green apples, which naturally occurs in apples and the lactic acid created during cider fermentation. It is sometimes necessary to adjust these acid levels by adding food grade powders, thus boosting the tart flavor balance to the natural sweetness of the fruit. This is especially true when using a single apple variety like sweet Golden Delicious.

Homemade cider is best served warm with wine mulling spices

Cider Making

Hard and Sweet Apple Cider Making Kits and Supplies