Malic Acid, 2oz
Malic acid is the acid found in apples and is therefore the best choice for adjusting ciders. 3.4g per gallon adjusts acidity by +.1%. It will lower pH less than will tartaric acid. Malic is less sour than tartaric acid and can also be used to make acid adjustments in Rieslings, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat varieties, though many winemakers still prefer to use tartaric acid in these situations. You would not want to add Malic acid to any wine that will undergo a malolactic fermentation.