Cider is better than beer and I'm tired of pretending it's not

Cider is better than beer and I'm tired of pretending it's not

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sure bud, how was the spelling test today?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dry cider > beer > sweet cider

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used to hate Ciders, but I tried some dry French ciders and they were amazing. I realized I just don't like the sweet ones. Thankfully, American cider companies got on the dry cider train.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cider can get pretty wildin' yo. There are French ciders with pronounced "barnyard" notes (it's a wine thing, look it up) that might immediately put you off, like the first time you smelled strong blue cheese, but then you take a few more sips and it starts tasting good. There are English ciders so dry that the typical cider enjoyer wouldn't even recognize it as the same drink. The American cider market is still ridiculously stunted, all the more shameful because Pioneer America was Cider Country (before Pr*hibition). So be thankful for the artisanal imports. (No, "Strongbow" doesn't count.)

        On the plus side, cider is ideal for babby's first homebrew project. I'm not saying that your first batch will win any awards, but it's a great confidence booster when you realize how easy it actually is to get started.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >how easy it actually is to get started.
          QRD?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Juice fruit
            >Put juice in fermentation vessel
            >Add yeast
            >Wait
            >???
            >Profit

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >get a gallon American-style "cider" (which is just unfiltered apple juice)
            >pour into pot, heat until about 100 degrees F to activate the dry yeast (next step)
            >pour back into bottle with a few teaspoons of active dry baking yeast
            >DO NOT put the cap back on, instead put a plastic baggie on top, held somewhat tight with a rubber band (a poor man's pressure-release valve)
            >leave out at room temperature for at least a week
            >replace cap and IMMEDIATELY put in refrigerator

            Now, the homebrew chads are going to jump in and criticize everything I just said...
            >muh unpasteurized juice without preservatives
            >muh turbo yeast
            >muh airlocks, muh hygrometer, muh Star San, muh Irish Moss, muh racking, muh aging
            ...and they're actually right, but the point is that you need very little to start witnessing the magic of fermentation. Culinaly has a Homebrew General (/hbg/) for when you want to start getting autistic.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sorry, to add, don't pour ALL the heated juice back in the bottle, leave some space at the top, because when the yeast goes to work it might start foaming, and you don't want to clean up that mess if you can avoid it.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >hygrometer
              *hydrometer

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Brewing cider is so easy that I had to stop lmao. I'd buy 5 1L apple juice containers with zero preservatives, heat up one of them in a sanitized pot and add 1/4 cup of sugar and a cinnamon stick and add it to the rest of the juice in a fermenting vessel and just pour 1/2 a packet of baking yeast in. In the summer you only need to wait like 3 days for it to finish fermenting, 7 days max. If you want sparklling cider you add a tiny bit of sugar to a flip top bottle and pour your brew in.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This guy is right about the home brewing bit. I've worked in breweries, and I've made my own beer, wine and cider before. Moving forward I'll probably only make cider/occasional wine/mead because of how easy it is compared to beer. In addition, if you want something a little different, places are starting to do perry as well which is pear cider

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >pronounced "barnyard" notes
          you can just say it smells like horse manure, it's ok

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        French style ciders are absolutely amazing. My favorite cider is a local brand that is beyond fantastic.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my man
      i used to make ciders with champagne yeast

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I only recently started drinking, how do you tell between dry and sweet ciders? Any examples of each?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        9/10 times it will say on the packaging
        >dry
        >semi dry
        >semi sweet
        >sweet

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he thinks ciders live in a diametric spectrum between sweet and dry
      >he doesn’t know about “sour”
      Also beer is trash and inferior to literally every cider.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sour just means it's acidic. It can be acidic and still sweet or dry. I like sours and still like them to be a bit dry.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based progression.
      I DO think you should add gradations for homebrews though.
      Provided they are from decent cooks/brewers.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like cider because it's a fruity drink but I can order it at a bar without looking like a homosexual.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I can order it at a bar without looking like a homosexual
      No you can't

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any recommendations for good dry ciders? It seems like every time I try a cider it’s too sweet

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on where you live. Just try to find any locally made dry ciders and give them a shot.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just buy cidre brut. You won't find anything drier.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Local grocery stores only carry sweet stuff, I had to go to a bigger alcohol store to find dry.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correct, OP. I’m glad there are more options for ciders now. I don’t drink beer, cider is the only thing I will order. Angry Orchard gets a bad rap but it’s nice enough and they have variety packs where you can try their less sweet varieties.

      I remember Woodchuck being on the drier side.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bold Rock premium dry and Starcut dry cider are my favorite if you’re in the east or Midwest.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Picrel ain't bad except for the fact that just like "craft" beer, most "craft" cider comes in plastic-lined goycans because hipsters are cheapskates who care more about funny marketing than quality packaging.

      Woodchuck isn't the best, but they're the OGs of the current American "macro" cider market, it's better than Angry Orchard, and it's always been available in proper glass bottles.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Strongbow is pretty balanced, one of my favourites

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      when i lived in the the PNW, my dry ciders of choice were yonder, seattle dry, and the dry that schilling london dry. yonder was my favorite.

      now i live in FL and all i can find is angry orchard bullshit unless i go to a big box store

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cider is more of a tactical drink for me. If I want to predrink quickly before heading out on the town or on public transport, but I'm too poor to afford fancy high ABV Belgian beers, I'll get some cheap 8% cider. As an added bonus I think cider gives you more of a 'lively' and slightly less lethargic drunken feeling on account of the lack of hops.

    You can of course get high strength hobo ciders and beers like White Lightning and Special Brew, but the rotgut feeling isn't worth it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Henry Weston is not bad but it's from Herefordshire and I am a Somerset guy, so I would have to go for Thatchers (the family drink in the same Pub as my brother).

      Somerset has loads of farms selling Scrumpy (rough cider) it's un-carbonated and after a few pints, you really forget how to walk.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As a teenager we used to drink apple cider and fireball if we wanted to get maggoted as quickly as possible

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you live near Missouri, try this dry cider. It is delicious

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We knew that for about 600 years

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nobody said it wasn't, weirdo.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Friendly reminder that your apple varieties account for 90% of your flavor profile, and yeast accounts for the other 10%.

    >no Applejack posters ITT

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At least go for calvados.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ive been getting into cider recently and am really enjoying it (dry cider only... sweet cider tastes fine but too much sugar for me)
    i found some in my grocery store thats apparently from a local cidery in my city and i've been a big fan since. they do normal dry ciders and all that (and they teamed up with some UK cidery i think out of herefordshire, i was not a fan of that cider at all it had a weird meat aftertaste but what can you do) but what i really like from them is this shit, it's apples fermented in sauvignon blanc wine yeast and it tastes exactly like you'd expect a cider/white wine mix to taste. very good
    also i feel pretentious saying the word cidery but apparently thats what they are called? you make beer in a brewery cider in a cidery makes sense to me

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that graphic design
      Do these frickers not realize the meaning of a SECRET society?

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you pretending? Are you so shallow, so empty of any moral compass whatsoever, or solid heartfelt opinion that you have to *pretend* about something you don’t believe so others won’t say something snide about you? Is your very existence build upon such craven ideals you have to PRETEND to go along with the unwashed masses so you can appear to fit in? Imagine being the spineless cowardly thing that is you. So afraid to be yourself, to be unique, you feel you have to pretend to hold a belief you don’t agree with so you stay hidden among marching morons who surround you on a daily basis. Truly, a pathetic and more emotionally crippled case cannot be unearthed throughout history, aside from the pitiful, sociological milquetoast that is you. It goes without saying that your mother weeps at her ultimate failure that is your solitary existence upon the face of our planet.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Taste, yes
    Alcohol content, no

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some of us aren't drunks

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some of us are. There different times for different drinks anon. Out with friends and don't want to get pissed? Have a cider. At home on the weekend and looking to get pissed? Grab a beer or 6

        get yourself some old rosie or rattler

        Will check out, cheers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      get yourself some old rosie or rattler

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moved away from home and i miss the good old local scrumpies

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dont like that pubs replaced thatchers with inch's
    its way too sweet and also they charge extra for it
    poncey rubbish

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why were you pretending? they're both just for fun

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Cider is better than beer and I'm tired of pretending it's not
    Too sweet. I'll start feeling sick if I try to drink more than one bottle.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based
    Especially backsweetened with peach or pineapple juice

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    take the mead pill anon
    choose a dry mead

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Cider is better than beer
    true, but that's like arguing which animal turds are better.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ok look i know this is full of west coast bullshit memes, but this is actually really good and one of my favorite not-mostly-apple-tasting ciders.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Αnonymous

    >and I'm tired of pretending it's not
    Go back to twitter, zoomzoom.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I gave up beer this year and never felt better. I stick to cider and liquor now.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    both good

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i personally prefer cider. i know many people prefer beer but for me it tastes so bitter and horrid, and my taste buds just wont adjust to it unlike other people's do for some reason so i've never been able to get into it. that or i've always been drinking shit beer lmao.

    Also, people here saying how they have had amazing dry ciders, can i have some recommendations? the only cider i mainly have is strongbow original, apparently its dry cider but it still tastes quite sweet, still nice but id like some dryer cider recommendations.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      idk where you live but assuming you're american, pic related is pretty good. it's from California but i can get it on the east coast so i assume it's nationwide

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ace is a good cider, as the other anon recommended.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    chads drink whatever they like. virgins concern themselves with other's opinions of their beverage choices.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cider made with lots of real fruit is great, but most ciders available at bars are basically just cheap juice with sugar added during fermentation to save on production costs.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    never tried real cider before. is it anything like that somersby drink?

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