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
[email protected]
University of Wisconsin - Center for Integrate Agricultural Systems
1535 Observatory Drive
Madison 53706
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.