The Big Book of Cidermaking: Expert Techniques for Fermenting and Flavoring Your Favorite Hard Cider

The Big Book of Cidermaking: Expert Techniques for Fermenting and Flavoring Your Favorite Hard Cider

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Overview

The best-selling authors Christopher Shockey and Kirsten 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 readers with the skills they need to make the cider they want — whether sweet, dry, fruity, farmhouse-style, hopped, barrel-aged, or fortified. The Shockeys’ years of experience cultivating an orchard and their experiments in producing their own ciders have led them to a master formula for cidermaking success, whether starting with apples fresh from the tree or working with store-bought juice. Readers explore in-depth the different phases of fermentation and the entire spectrum of complex flavor and style possibilities, with cider recipes ranging from cornelian cherry to ginger, and styles including New England, Spanish, and late-season ciders. For those invested in making use of every part of the apple, there’s even a recipe for vinegar made from the skins and cores leftover after pressing. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635861136
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 145,065
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christopher Shockey is coauthor, with his wife, Kirsten K. Shockey, of The Big Book of Cidermaking, Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty FermentsFiery Ferments, and the best-selling Fermented Vegetables. The Shockeys got their start in fermenting foods with their farmstead food company, where they created more than 40 varieties of cultured vegetables and krauts. Their current focus is on teaching the art of fermentation to others through classes and workshops held around the world and at their 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon.



Kirsten K. Shockey is the author of Homebrewed Vinegar and the coauthor, with her husband, Christopher Shockey, of The Big Book of CidermakingMiso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments, Fiery Ferments, and the best-selling Fermented Vegetables. The Shockeys got their start in fermenting foods with their farmstead food company, where they created more than 40 varieties of cultured vegetables and krauts. Their current focus is on teaching the art of fermenting vegetables to others through classes and workshops at their farm. They live on a 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon.




Ben Watson is the author of Cider, Hard and Sweet, editor-at-large for Chelsea Green Publishing, and a longtime supporter and writer about the Slow Food Movement. He lives in Francestown, NH.

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
Bibliography
Resources
Index

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