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Common Cider

Mark’s Standard Cider

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The following recipe was originally featured in "Cider Rules the House" by Mark Pasquinelli in the September/October 2010 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association to gain access to the online Zymurgy magazine archive!

There's never a bad time for a tasty fermented cider! This cider recipe from Mark Pasquinelli makes for a great standard cider, using only juice, yeast and pectic enzyme (for clarity). If you want something with a bit more going on, try the suggested ingredient additions below!

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Westside Traditional

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Jeff Carlson of Grand Rapids, MI, member of the PrimeTime Brewers, won a gold medal in Category #32: Standard Cider & Perry during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Carlson’s Standard Cider & Perry was chosen as the best among 85 entries in the category.Read More

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Cider and Perry

Northern Lights

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Tavish Sullivan of Bothell, WA, member of the Greater Everett Brewers, won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2013 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Philadelphia, PA with the help of Laura Sullivan. Sullivan’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 103 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2013 NHC Cidermakers of the Year title.Read More

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Cider and Perry

2011 Honeycrisp Celebration

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Roger Kee of Everett, WA, member of the Greater Everett Brewers League, won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA. Kee’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 115 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2012 NHC Cidermaker of the Year title.Read More

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Cider and Perry

Stephan and Mark’s Apple Cider

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Stephen Northcutt of Vallejo, CA, member of the Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE), won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2010 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN with the help of Mark Ristow. Northcutt’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 97 final round entries in the category.Read More

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Cider and Perry

Jeff’s Common Cider

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Jeff Carlson of Grand Rapids, MI, member of the Prime Time Brewers, won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA. Carlson’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 69 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2009 NHC CIdermaker of the Year title.Read More

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Cider and Perry

Westside Cider

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Jeff Carlson of Grand Rapids, MI, member of the Prime Time Brewers, won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Carlson’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 93 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2008 NHC Cidermaker of the Year title.Read More

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Cider and Perry

E-Dawg Baked Apple

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Eric Dawson of Rochester, NY, member of the Upstate NY Homebrewers Assoc, won a gold medal in Category #28: Specialty Cider and Perryduring the 2005 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Baltimore , MD. Dawson’s Specialty Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 34 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2005 NHC Cidermaker of the Year title.Read More

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