New for Hard Cider from Accuvin
Hard Cider/Tart Apple TA Tests
Accuvin introduces its Hard Cider/Tart Apple TA Tests to help facilitate excellent products in the growing Hard Cider industry. Using its 15 years of experience producing tests for wine and food manufacturing, Accuvin has designed a test that ensures optimization of the acid and sugar balance for best flavors in Hard Cider in an easy to use, affordable Titratable Acidity test. (Watch our “How to Video” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yin4KgHfhSM ). The test also aids in maximizing shelf life for Tart Apples.
This test will allow cider makers to KNOW their acid levels to ensure the best flavor balance. NO guessing, NO titrations, and NO set up. They are QUICK, EASY, ACCURATE, AND VERY AFFORDABLE. The Hard Cider/Tart Apple Titratable Acidity test has a range of 5.4-9.8 g/L as malic acid.
Monitoring titratable acidity before alcoholic fermentation ensures the blend of apples used will be consistent with the type of cider desired, allows for the selection of yeasts appropriate for the desired flavor outcome, and helps in determining the best MLF plan for each lot of cider.
Monitoring titratable acidity after alcoholic fermentation ensures the avoidance of “flabby” ciders, and ensures proper levels of acid for the style of cider desired.
Hard Cider production in the USA has increased about 69% annually since 2012 and is presently the fastest growing sector in the alcoholic drink industry. Hard Cider consumption has increased worldwide among craft and import beer drinkers, who are young, health conscious men and women.