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Learn expert techniques for fermenting and flavoring your favorite hard cider. Best-selling authors and acclaimed fermentation teachers Christopher Shockey and Kristen K. Shockey turn their expertise to the world of fermented beverages in the most comprehensive guide to home cidermaking available. With expert advice and clear, step-by-step instructions, The Big Book of Cidermaking equips you with the skills you need to make the cider you want: sweet, dry, fruity, farmhouse-style, hopped, barrel-aged, or fortified.
This thorough, thoughtful handbook is an empowering guide for every cidermaker, from the beginner seeking foundational techniques and tips to the intermediate cider crafter who wants to expand their skills.
Table of Contents The Ark of Apples Cider: A Sustainably Made, Healthy-ish Adult Beverage
Part One: Making Cider 1. Choose Your Cidermaking Adventure 2. Equipment Overview 3. The Master Process
Part Two: Recipes 4. Wild Ciders 5. Cultivated Ciders 6. Crafting Ciders with Wild Botanical Yeasts 7. Infused Ciders 8. Cider: Iced, Wined, and Spirited 9. Drinking Cider
Acknowledgments Appendix 1: Troubleshooting Appendix 2: Apple Varieties Glossary Endnotes Biography Resources Index