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 Looking for [hard] cider apples 
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Post Looking for [hard] cider apples
If you have any apples that would be good for making cider, I am interested in them. In particular, I am looking for apples or crab apples that contain tannin, which gives a kind of drying out sensation to the mouth. I have access to plenty of farmstead apples, but apples with tannin are eluding me. I am willing to pay for them.

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Heather
Vancouver, WA
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:44 am
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Post Re: Looking for [hard] cider apples
I have never added tannin powder to cider, but winemakers do it on a home basis (sold in home brew shops). I don't see why that would not work for you if you cannot find the right apples.

Good luck.


Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:47 pm
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Post Re: Looking for [hard] cider apples
Some have added aronia berries in their place. They are also full of vitamin C and antioxidants.
John S
PDX OR


Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:10 pm
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