There are a number of different types of ice-cold beers on the market, and finding one that is "just right" can be quite the chore. Most of us are looking for that perfect "just right" cold beer, one that has just the right amount of carbonation to keep us coming back for more, without becoming flat and boring. While it is certainly possible to find such a beer, many of them are hard to come by. One of the best ways to get a good one that isn't common is to look for Reds that have been aged in apple pits.
An apple pit is simply an old-fashioned cooler with a screen top, which is filled with water. You pour your ice-cold beer into the center and turn the handle to create suction, which forces the juice from the apple through the metal coils to your ice-cold beer. The longer the apple juice has sat, the fuller and richer the brew will taste. This is the major difference between an apple cider and ice-cold beer.
Making your own cold beer is an easy way to add a wonderful flavor, because it is completely pure, as opposed to the other beers which may be partially or completely pasteurized. If you have never made this type of drink before, you might be surprised at the results. It is very similar to making root beer, except you add a little bit more sugar than what is called for in the recipe. There are some variations on this theme, but the main idea is that you can make a good red if you just try it.