I have a bitter tasting cider (think German beer) on my hands right now, and I really don't like the bitterness.

I started with an OG of 1.060, and my yeast was Safale 05.

Would aging help with getting rid of the bitter taste? how can I avoid this in the future?

  • How old is the cider now? was it just apple juice and yeast? – Denny Conn Oct 27 '13 at 19:07

Aging may very well help. The best ciders I've made hit their peak after a year or so. But the "bitter" description surprises me. I've never made a cider that I would call bitter. Could it be sour? Astringent? Extremely dry?

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  • All I can say is that it tasted a lot like a really bitter beer. So far, it has spent 3 weeks in the primary, 4 weeks in bottle. As for the recipe, it was just a simple juice, sugar, and yeast thing. – Sihan Zheng Oct 27 '13 at 23:54
  • The give it time. Taste one every month or so and see how it changes. – Denny Conn Oct 29 '13 at 15:46

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