It was a few years ago now that Jon at Hops n’ Things put us on track to brew our first big batch of cider. Knowledge comes from books, but a guy like Jon can give you know-how. Today he introduced us to Distillers’ Active Dry Yeast, or DADY. Our last batch of cider went to 30 proof with Epernay champaign yeast, DADY might get us to 50 proof! More importantly, he was kind enough to help us fix a CO2 leak in our keg system — and he stayed open late to get it done.