The New Cider Maker's Handbook

The New Cider Maker's Handbook

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All around the world, the publica€™s taste for fermented cider has been growing more rapidly than at any time in the past 150 years. And with the growing interest in locally grown and artisanal foods, many new cideries are springing up all over North America, often started up by passionate amateurs who want to take their cider to the next level as small-scale craft producers. To make the very best cidera€”whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for marketa€”you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Fortunately, The New Cider Makera€™s Handbook is here to help. Author Claude Jolicoeur is an internationally known, award-winning cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with up-to-date, scientifically based practices to provide todaya€™s cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders. The New Cider Makera€™s Handbook is divided into five parts containing: An accessible overview of the cider making process for beginners; Recommendations for selecting and growing cider-appropriate apples; Information on juice-extraction equipment and directions on how to build your own grater mill and cider press; A discussion of the most important components of apple juice and how these may influence the quality of the cider; An examination of the fermentation process and a description of methods used to produce either dry or naturally sweet cider, still or sparkling cider, and even ice cider. This book will appeal to both serious amateurs and professional cider makers who want to increase their knowledge, as well as to orchardists who want to grow cider apples for local or regional producers. Novices will appreciate the overview of the cider-making process, and, as they develop skills and confidence, the more in-depth technical information will serve as an invaluable reference that will be consulted again and again. This book is sure to become the definitive modern work on cider making. A mechanical engineer by profession, Claude Jolicoeur first developed his passion for apples and cider after acquiring a piece of land on which there were four rows of old abandoned apple trees. He started making cider in 1988 using a a€œno-compromisea€ approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, his ciders have earned many awards and medals at competitions, including a Best of Show at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). Claude actively participates in discussions on forums like the Cider Digest, and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to events such as the annual Cider Days festival in western Massachusetts. He lives in Quebec City.or a beer keg. These kegs are equipped with two ports: the in port to connect to a source of pressurized gas (i.e., our CO2 tank) ... Now, in this case the air will have been purged from the keg, hence the relative pressure inside the keg will be this value ... To serve the carbonated cider (forced or naturally carbonated) on tap, we need to connect the out port of the keg to a ... If you are doing what is called sterile filtration, then the last pad will need to be 0.5 micron or less to insure the yeastanbsp;...

Title:The New Cider Maker's Handbook
Author:Claude Jolicoeur
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing - 2013-09-11


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