Hard Cider Yeast

The sky is the limit when choosing yeast for your hard cider. However, here are a few of our favorites. Make sure to pick up some yeast nutrient and yeast energizer to give your ferment a healthy start.

And be sure to watch our video on Six Yeast Strains for Fermenting Hard Cider at Home.

Looking for Hard Cider Yeast Suggestions?

  • Dry with Neutral Yeast Flavor: Lalvin EC-1118, Red Star Pasteur Blanc, White Labs 715, Wyeast 4021, SafCider AC-4
  • Aromatic, Fruit Forward: Red Star Cote des Blancs, Wyeast 4766, Lalvin D-47, Lalvin 71B, SafCider TF-6
  • Traditional, Strong Fermenter: Safcider AB-1, White Labs 775
  • Other Popular Cider Yeasts: Lallemand Nottingham Ale Yeast, Wyeast 4242 Fruity White, Red Star Premier Cuvee