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HopCast Episode 171

Episode 171: Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider

Nope those aren’t beers in front of Ken and Brad, but they do contain a good amount of alcohol. In episode 171 of the Hop Cast, Ken and Brad decide to take a look at a couple local ciders. Both of these ciders are from Vander Mill in Spring Lake, Michigan. The first cider they open is the Traditional Hard Apple Cider. This 7 % ABV cider uses a blend of Michigan apples to balance acidity and fresh apple flavors. You’d almost never guess this guy was 7 % ABV. Next Ken and Brad open the 6.8 % ABV Apple Blueberry Cider. Again using Michigan produce, this cider uses Michigan blueberries to add a nice fruity flavor to the cider. Both Ken and Brad have had a few Vander Mill ciders around Chicago but this was the first time they picked up bottles. From how delicious these ciders tasted, I bet it won’t be the last time they reach for ciders at the liquor store. The amount of quality ciders coming onto the market is exciting. Although ciders are something Ken and Brad haven’t explored much. With Vander Mill and a number of other cider makers coming onto the market, you can expect to see them making another appearance on the Hop Cast.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast.

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The Hop Cast Application

If you’re looking for a way to stay up to date with the happenings of the Hop Cast then this app is for you! This app features an easy to use interface to watch all the Hop Cast videos available with the ability to search by breweries, and beer names. The Hop Casts main purpose is for Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder to share their love of craft beer with the world. Viewers receive reviews and also get tidbits of information about the brewing process, ingredients, and packaging. They also visit breweries, bars and craft beer events to explore what is happening in the craft beer scene. Now all that is easily accessible from your finger tips.

Download the app from the iTunes Store.

Hop Cast – Episode 122: iBrewMaster

In this episode of the Hop Cast Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are chatting with passionate homebrewer and developer Joseph Cannici. Joe created the app iBrewMaster that is available for the iPhone, iPod & iPad. The app offers a ton of great features for all you homebrewers. Including one of the newer features that includes alerts so you know when your tasty creation is ready to move onto the new stage. The app is continuously updated so new features are added all the time. To go along with all this talk about code the three of them are sipping on Ken’s homebrewer; his Expiration Day Milk Stout.

Ken has brewed with the app before and it comes highly recommended for all you homebrewers. Joe is also the creator behind the Hop Cast iPhone & iPod app that will be available soon.

Thanks for watching the Hop Cast and to all you homebrewers out there, keep brewing!

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