Making Craft Cider

Making Craft Cider : A Ciderist's Guide

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Small-scale cider production is big business. In recent years the drink has seen a surge in popularity which has been a boon not only to the large industrial makers but also to small producers and home cider makers who value taste and complexity. This book takes us through the history, concepts, practicalities and techniques of craft cider production. It looks at the different styles of cider, and the effect of fruit variety, climate and orchard location on the finished drink. Each step in the process of production is dealt with separately and explained, and the book concludes with a suggested method for the home cider maker. This is the perfect introduction for anyone considering cider making, and a fascinating explanation of the history and process of real cider production for anyone who simply enjoys drinking it.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 150 x 206 x 10mm | 240.4g
  • Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 b/w; 60 col
  • 0747808171
  • 9780747808176
  • 113,755

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Even a novice ciderist can create a great tasting cider with the help of this book... The author's expertise in this field of making craft cider is apparent in the ways he has given detailed descriptions in all the chapters and the photos are even more helpful in understanding the subject. "Seduce Your Tastebuds" Anyone who enjoys cider or food history, or that is thinking about making cider, will appreciate this book. "Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen" ...anyone interested in trying to craft a traditional British-style cider, in whatever location, will find this slim volume an invaluable resource and an endless source of inspiration. "Sleeping Hedgehog""

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About Simon McKie

Simon McKie, a Barrister and Chartered Accountant by profession, makes up to 200 gallons of cider a year from his own orchards. He is the author of several books on tax planning.

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Table of contents

Cidermaking - Traditional and Scientific /Apple Selection and Harvesting /Cleaning, Sterilising, Scratting, Milling and Pressing /Measurement, Blending and Additions /Fermentation, Maturation, Dispensation and Tasting /Sweet and Sparkling Cider and Cider Brandy /Competitions, Wassails, Fetes, Raffles and Sales /A Glossary /Troubleshooting /Equipment /Tasting Methodology /Further Reading /Other Useful Information

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