The definitive book on cider making. Written by Andrew Lea who used to work as a food scientist for the Long Ashton Research Station near Bristol, specialising in cider. Nobody knows more about cider than this guy! Although retired he is still a hobby cider maker and continues to advise cider makers around the world.
This book is for anyone who wants to make good cider, apple juice or even cider vinegar. Whether you have a back garden with a couple of apple trees, several acres of orchard deep in the countryside, or you're just 'scrumping' apples from friends and neighbours every autumn, this book is for you.
Here you can learn about the equipment you need, the techniques to use and just how they work as they do. You'll also learn what to do when things go wrong, and how to put them right! Packed with a wealth of practical experience and understanding, Craft Cidermaking is for beginners and old hands alike.
Book Contents: Preface, Acknowledgements, Introduction, Chapter 1 - The History of Cider, Chapter 2 What do I need to make cider? Chapter 3 Cider Fruit and its Cultivation, Chapter 4 Juicing and Fermenting Fruit, Chapter 5 Customising your Cider, Chapter 6 When things go wrong, Chapter 7 Apple Juice, Cider Vinegar and Perry Apple Juice, Appendices: Where to buy equipment (UK and USA) Where to buy cider trees (UK and USA), Further Information - internet resources, hobby books, professional books Associations, Training and Competitions.
136 page paperback.
This new practical book explores traditional and modern approaches on the craft of cidermaking.
Contents include cidermaking history, instructions for apple pressing, choosing fruit, step-by-step brewing and pasteurisation, blending, troubleshooting, cider-based food recipes and cider vinegar.