How can I stop my hard cider from turning to vinegar?
October 3, 2008 9:03 AM Subscribe
I'd like to hang on to some hard cider though the winter — without it turning to vinegar.
I have a lot of (fresh-pressed, non-alcoholic) cider on my hands, both apple and pear. It's pasteurized, but it's pasteurized with UV light, not heat — which means there are still some yeast in there and it will eventually go hard.
In past years, I haven't added anything to it or messed with it at all. I've just let it sit and turn alcoholic. I was pleased with the results.
The only problem is that after a while, it turns to vinegar. I would like to find the easiest way possible to stop it from getting to that stage. I'm handy in the kitchen and have friends who make wine and mead and such, so I'm totally willing to make a project out of it and I've got people to help out. I just want to know where to start, what the easiest method is, etc.