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Cider making - one day workshop

Cider making - one day workshop

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
S7 2QZ

Course Length: One day (9.30-4)

Price: £70

3 star rating, 1 reviewers.

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Cider making one day course

Cider (fermented from apples) and perry (from pears) are amongst the oldest drinks produced in the UK. As world leader, Britain is the foremost cider making country in the world and has a marvellous tradition and heritage associated with the products. (Cider is the term for the first pressing with nothing added; cider is made by adding up to ten times water to the volume of apple pomage.)

This one-day course is suitable for beginners, for those interested in making cider or perry at home and for anyone with an interest in these unique, versatile and tasty products. Ready to drink for Christmas!
The course covers:
History, heritage and traditions of cider making
Types and use of apples
Choice and care of equipment
Milling and pressing of apples
Fermentation & Maturation
Blending & bottling - During the day, you will: process a mix of apples Crabb, Cookers, Eaters etc that are not too old, in order to produce juice. They can be misshapen, that is not a problem. Ideally, you should have a 'demi jon' in which to hold the juice though if you do not posses one, they can be supplied - but let us know in advance if you would like one.
If you would like to bring your own apples you will need approximately 2 carrier bags full.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs.
Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks are provided! Wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.

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Definitely aimed at absolute beginners. Most of the day is spent processing the apples to produce the juice from which cider can be made. This is followed by a relatively short discussion about what happens subsequently to convert the juice into cider.


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