Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Yeast and Cider Color

This is incredibly interesting--and mystifying.  A cider-maker in Pennsylvania, Alan Yelvington, ran an experiment.  He pressed a batch of apples, separated the juice into seven small carboys and pitched each with a different yeast strain.  Yeast plays a large role in the flavor profile in cider--that much is not surprising.  But what is surprising is what happened to the color of the cider.  Have a look.

Raise your hand if this makes any sense to you.  I'll poke around and see what I can turn up on why yeast would affect color and report back if I find anything.

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