Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hard Apple Cider

Several heirloom apple orchards offer hard cider workshops.

Ciderworks Frederick, MD
Spitjack Shrewsbury, MA
Scott Farm VT
Heritage Harvest Festival Monticello, VA
Albemarle CiderWorks VA
Foggy Ridge Cider VA

Ciderworks 3 hour seminar:
- Selection of apple cultivar
- Bittersharps, sharps, and bittersweets, and how they are used in cider
- Fermentation processes, yeast selection, measuring acidity, secondary fermentation
- Importance of sanitation
- Tasting, blending the finished product
Image from National Ag Library USDA collection: HERE

©2011 Patricia Bixler Reber

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