Craft Cider: How to Turn Apples into Alcohol

Craft Cider: How to Turn Apples into Alcohol

by Jeff Smith


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In the spirit of Shrubs, a beautiful hard cider cookbook from the nation's first cider pub

Hard cider is far more than sweet apple juice with a kick. It is the fasted growing alcoholic beverage on the market today. After standing in the shadow of craft beer, hard cider is enjoying a much overdue renaissance. Craft Cider will uncover this unique beverage's history, the current state of cider in the marketplace, and recommend commercial ciders that represent the best in each style. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned brewer, Craft Cider will be the go-to book for all skill levels to learn new brewing techniques, explore recipes, and learn about the expansive history of this age-old drink. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573138
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 09/14/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,154,245
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jeff Smith, with his wife, Erin, owns the nation's first cider pub, Bushwhacker Cider, in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Smith is also a commercial cider maker, making innovative ciders under the Bushwhacker Cider name. Smith and his cider have appeared in countless publications worldwide, including featured interviews in Time Magazine, Thrillist, The Examiner, and many other sites like Culinate and Food Republic.

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Chapter 1 The World Of Cider 1

Chapter 2 Styles of Cider 7

Chapter 3 Sourcing Fruit and Juice 19

Chapter 4 A Cider Maker's Necessary Equipment 41

Chapter 5 Step By Step 59

Chapter 6 So You Want to Press Your Own Apples? 69

Chapter 7 Recipes 83

Chapter 8 How to Taste Cider 109

Chapter 9 Cooking with Cider 119

Chapter 10 Cider Cocktails 127

Chapter 11 Resources 137

Photo Credits 145

Index 146

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