Speidel Professional Cider Making Equipment
Domestic Juice and Cider Making
The general process is shown in the image above. You can make fresh fruit juices, or ciders containing alcohol. Perfect cider should taste fresh, sparkle, have just the right amount of alcohol and acidity, and should not have significant pulp. It should, of course, taste great and be nice to drink.
Cider colour is usually green/yellow to golden yellow. It should smell aromatic and mildly fruity. Chemical composition should be as follows:
Acidity: 6 to 7 grams per litre
Alcohol: 5 to 8% ABV.
Pulp: 18 to 25 grams per litre
Cider Making Tips
Homebrew Cider can be made from apples, pears, grapes, berries, and other fruits. Regardless of which fruit you choose, it must be healthy and fully ripe. Remove any rotten bits.
Thoroughly clean and sanitize all homebrew equipment. Next, its important to select the best fruits. For example, a combination of different apple varities will usually produce the best apple ciders.
Its important to select a suitable cider yeast. After the yeast is added, ensure that the unfermented juice does not come in contact with air, so use airlocks. Its at its most vulnerable early in the fermantation.
Don't let the fermentation temperature drop below 15 oC. And keep the temperature constant. below 10°C). After fermentation, the cider should be removed the yeast sediment. This "racking" process will improve the cider's storage properties. Avoid oxidation at this stage, so don't let the cider "splash" about.
The various components of the diagram above can be found below. Note, that these are currently shipped in from Germany with a delivery time of 4 to 6 weeks. There is also a minimum order value of Euro 900 for Speidel equipment shipped from Germany. To meet this minimum, you can combine your order with other Speidel equipment: Speidel Braumeister. We will of course supply smaller value orders, but there may be a shipping surcharge; please email us for details.
Please note the prices below include 23% Irish VAT and shipping charges from Germany (for example the shipping charge for the Speidel Apple and Pear Mill is Euro 180 includung VAT).