How to Store Cider

Mature cider should be stored in full airtight containers; it can be bottled or kept in bulk, but air must be excluded at all times to prevent spoilage.

One of the main reasons that traditional farm cider has a variable reputation for quality is that it is often served from large barrels: the first cider to be drawn off is delicious but as the air space in the barrel increases there is risk of spoilage producing a vinegary, unpleasant taste. The bag in box system is the perfect solution to the problem of cider storage and serving. As the cider is drawn from the box via the tap, the bag collapses without letting in any air, keeping the cider fresh to the last drop. Cider (or wine) will remain in good condition for weeks or months and can be drawn off by the glass.

Our bag in boxes are suitable for storing dry or pasteurised cider. Cider can be stored in these containers for up to 24 months. The disposable bag in box has a double skinned inner bag which fits into a strong cardboard box a strong secure solution.

Please note: Sweetened cider must always be pasteurised first to prevent further fermentation. Cider can be pasteurised in both bottles or bag in boxes. Preserving Cider Check out our range of pasteurising for more information.