PLEASE NOTE: I pick up the class juice Friday morning, 10/15/21. If you register after my pick up, you will have to obtain your own apple juice. I will reimburse you at my cost per gallon (about $5 per gallon.) Please contact me for details.
Cider making is one of the easiest and most enjoyable of fermentation processes. We obtain our juice from regional orchards in mid-October then meet throughout the fall to learn about all aspects of hard cider making. Although we will purchase most of our juice, we will press as many fresh, local apples and crab apples as we can! Each student completes the course with approximately 4 gallons of bottled cider, customized to personal taste with choices of yeasts, fruit, herbs and spices. Students with prior experience will gain increased knowledge about all aspects of cider making through instruction and independent study. Please contact me with any questions.
I am holding a free information session on Sunday, October 3rd from 3-5 pm. Registration required for this free event. We will taste various ciders and get an overview of the process. You can decide if you want to take the class and if so, register.
Class begins on Sunday, October 17th from 3-6 pm. We will taste various ciders and you will decide how to customize your cider through yeast selection and use of flower blossoms, herbs and fruit. We will begin to ferment our juice, make adjustments, wait patiently, then then move on bottling in early December. We will meet a total of 6 times on various Saturdays or Sundays through early December when we bottle. There is flexibility in meeting dates- we can discuss this at first class.
Students will provide (or purchase from me) some supplies such as bottles, caps and fruit.
Covid protocols will be updated as class approaches. We may have to be be wearing masks again, even if fully vaccinated.
Cancellations after 10/13/21 will be refunded at 50% of the price. You are welcome to send another person in your place or use the full value of the ticket for another class in the future.