Real cidermaking on a small scale An introduction to producing cider at home

Michael Pooley, 1947-

Book - 2011

"Cidermaking is part of a rich tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Now you can make yourself a part of this tradition by becoming an at-home cider maker. Real Cidermaking on a Small Scale will teach you everything you need to know about the process of making hard cider from any kind of apple. Inside, you will learn how to build your own cider press, how to ferment the cider, and how to store it for enjoyment year-round. You will also discover delicious recipes, tips for preserving apple juice that you don't want to ferment, and instructions for making perry, or pear cider. Whether you plan on using apples from the tree in your backyard or from the local supermarket, you are sure to be satisfied with the results. Don'...t miss your chance to become a cidermaking expert and enjoy the rewards of your labor all year long"--

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East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Pub 2011.
Main Author
Michael Pooley, 1947- (-)
Other Authors
John Lomax, 1950- (-)
Updated and rev
Physical Description
111 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Word on Apples
  • 3. Cidermaking History
  • 4. Building the Press
  • 5. An Autumn Day's Cidermaking
  • 6. The Right Mix of Apples
  • 7. Washing and Preparing the Apples
  • 8. Milling and Crushing the Apples
  • 9. Pressing the Apple Pulp
  • 10. Fermentation
  • 11. Blending, Storing, and Serving
  • 12. Troubleshooting
  • 13. Drinks and Recipes
  • 14. Preserving Pure Apple Juice
  • 15. Making Cider Vinegar
  • Appendix 1. Glossary of Terms
  • Appendix 2. Making Perry
  • Appendix 3. Malolactic Fermentation
  • Appendix 4. Using the Hydrometer
  • Appendix 5. Pasteurization and Stabilization
  • Appendix 6. A Note on Patulin
  • Appendix 7. Cleaning/Sterilizing Wooden Vessels
  • Index