Cider Pressing 2014–Longmont, CO

24 October, 2014 | 0 Comments

This September, I had the good fortune to attend a cider pressing hosted by two brothers in Longmont, CO, who have assembled their own, rather ingenious, cider pressing operation. Complete with all the gear and organization needed to efficiently press hundreds of gallons of juice, this [...]

How To Make Hard Cider, continued…

30 December, 2013 | 0 Comments

As promised, the hard cider-making tutorial has (finally) been updated to include a Fermentation and Aging section. Head on over for some tips and lessons learned drawn from experiences with the three ciders I made this season (Winesap, Arkansas Black, and a New England-style hard [...]

Making Hard Cider: Part One–Grinding and Pressing

29 October, 2013 | 7 Comments

Hard Cider Tutorial, Part One: Obtaining, Grinding, and Pressing Applesd Yours truly with press, carboys, and Winesap and Rome apples. At long last, it begins… What begins, you ask? The 2013 hard cider-making tutorial I’ve been promising, that’s what! Specifically, I’ll be [...]

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