Comparing Apples to Apples: Single Varietal Hard Apple Cider Testing

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2017: $29,999.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2019
Grant Recipient: The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Michelle Miller
University of WI - CIAS
Growers from four orchards near Madison, Wisconsin provided 41 varieties of hard cider apples in the fall of 2017 for testing. Staff at the UW-Madison Food Science Fermentation Sciences Program pressed each variety separately and produced about a gallon of cider from each variety. Each single-varietal hard cider was tested in two ways to determine taste characteristics: first in the laboratory and then by at least one panel of tasters at four separate tastingevents held during the winter of 2017-18.
Ruth McNair, UW-CIAS
Cris Carusi, UW-CIAS
Elenor Voigt, UW-CIAS
Nicholas Smith, UW-Food Science
Matt Raboin, Brix Cider
Michelle Miller, UW-CIAS
Julie Dawson, UW-Horticulture
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Ordering info:
Ruth McNair
University of Wisconsin - Center for Integrate Agricultural Systems
1535 Observatory Drive
Madison 53706
Cost: $0.00
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.