Cider production problems might be solved with nutrients for yeast

Washington State University researchers are working to develop a nutrient formula for yeast that could make fermentation easier and more predictable for cider-makers. “Cider apples don’t have as many nutrients for yeast, unlike grapes,” said Claire Warren, a microbiologist for WSU’s School of Food Science. “I want to make a nutrient base for yeast used […]

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Voice of the Vine – December 2015

 Events Raise a Glass fundraiser More than 300 west side restaurants will give a portion of wine sales through December to the Raise a Glass Fund, a Scholarship program that benefits viticulture and enology programs at WSU and other Northwest universities. Precision Farming Expo Jan. 7-8, 2016 Three Rivers Convention Center Kennewick, WA Crown Gall Workshop The […]

Issue #200, Hard Cider, Precision Ag

On Solid Ground Publishes 200th Issue You are reading the 200th issue of Washington State University’s agricultural science e-newsletter On Solid Ground. The biweekly, electronic newsletter has been published continuously since August 2006 and in that time has run more than 600 news stories. “We started out with a select group of subscribers we wanted […]

Hard Cider Making & Orcharding Workshop March 24

SULTAN, Wash. — Both sides of Washington State are well suited to an expanding hard cider industry owing to an abundance of apples and the growing numbers of consumers looking for more ways to support locally based agriculture. In just a few short years, the Northwest Cider Association has grown to include 18 new cideries […]