Cider Yeast: A Choice For Every Style

One of the key elements to making great cider is choosing the right cultured yeast for your style of cider. Whether you are carbonating, bottle conditioning or using a charmat tank, we have the ideal yeast for every application and style.

There are many ways to enhance the fragrance and flavour of your cider. Here are our top recommendations:

FA-01 adapts to all apple, pear and fruit musts, quality levels and conditions; avoids stuck fermentations. It offers the safest overall choice for balance and structure.

FINE PERLAGE CIDER

BA-02 induces fresh fruity flavours and aromatics even with low nitrogen content or clear musts. BA-02 produces high glycerol for fine bubbles and is ideal for fresh ready-to-drink cider.

OLD WORLD FARM CIDER and HIGH BRIX ICE CIDER

BV-03 enhances natural varietal flavours for classic, rustic, European style cider. BV-03 is a safe strain with strong activity and low nutrition needs and can be used to restart a stuck fermentation.

CIDER IN CLEAR BOTTLES

Fragrance produces cider with tropical and citrus notes during cold fermentation. Fragrance produces low riboflavin which eliminates off flavours and prevents colour changes due to “light struck” and increases longevity.

BOTTLE FERMENTED/CONDITIONED CIDER

BM-4 is ideal for Traditional Method and Pet Nat sparkling cider with fine perlage up to 7 bar pressure. BM-04 flocculates well for classic bread and yeast aromatics during bottle aging.

CHARMAT TANK CIDER

PRO6 is Ideal for secondary fermentation in Charmat tanks. PRO6 produces sparkling cider with clean fruit and floral expression. PRO6 is proven to produce high quality Prosecco in Italy.

How to add dry cultured yeast successfully

Providing consumers with a quality beverage that offers enjoyable aromas is something that every Cider Maker desires and A.O. Wilson can help achieve this with our hand selected line of cider yeasts.

TIP: Apples have a very low nutrient content. To avoid off flavours, odours and stuck fermentations, the addition of nutrients is essential. We offer a full range of nutrients for optimal cider production.

Visit our store to order your yeasts and nutrients or contact us here and we’ll help you find the best yeast or nutrient to suit your cider.