Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own

Cider Hard and Sweet History Traditions and Making Your Own Once the drink of choice in England and the Americas cider was also integral to early American cooking Now this drink is finding its way back into markets and onto menus as an alternative to handcraf

  • Title: Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own
  • Author: Ben Watson
  • ISBN: 9780881504828
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • Once the drink of choice in England and the Americas, cider was also integral to early American cooking Now this drink is finding its way back into markets and onto menus as an alternative to handcrafted beer.

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    1. An excellent overview of the apple-related arts - orcharding, milling, brewing, distilling, and cooking, complete with a short history of cider. Even if you have no plans of making your own cider, with this book, you will become a connoisseur of apple varieties and gain a full vocabulary of words to describe future cider tastings. Because home distilleries are still illegal in most parts of the states, there is only a brief overview of the techniques used in making apple spirits. An inspiring an [...]

    2. This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in making their own cider. It contains clear instructions for both small and large batch fermentation, as well as thorough history of the practice, reviews on apple varieties, and recipes for using apple cider products in your cuisine. Having read several books on cider making now, I can confidently say that this was my favorite and the one I will be referencing next fall.

    3. The best book about cider I've yet read. It has details not found in the Annie Proulx book, has an extensive list of apple varieties and characteristics, and talks about specific yeasts as well. The history chapters are interesting as well. Essential for the North American cidermaker's library.

    4. This is a great starter book on brewing cider. Not very detailed and contains lots of history about cider and regional variations. I'm also not interested in growing or crushing apples for cider. I will buy the juice, thanks.

    5. When you're looking to read a book about food, this is the kind you want. A perfect balance of history, contemporary status, and learnable techniques. If you're not itching to start fermenting cider after a few chapters, you're doing it wrong.

    6. I enjoyed learning the history of cider and where it came from. You can also learn everything you need to know about your first batch of cider.

    7. What an inspiring book , fascinating detail and history as well as practical information ! Will our autumn crop become a unique brew ?

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