[Editor’s note: The following report is the summary of a research project that was funded by the American Homebrewers Association in 2013.]
By Stan Sisson, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF)
The purpose of this experiment was to determine if there were White Labs yeast strains that produced apple ciders that a majority of consumers would prefer over the usually recommended WLP775 English Cider strain.
Methods and Materials
Seven experienced cidermakers were recruited, and each selected a different White Labs yeast strain for their cider. One of the seven cidermakers used the WLP775 English Cider strain as the go-to strain for comparison.
The apple juice …