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Thoroughout history the art and science of Making Good Hard Cider appears to follow the old adage- a short while to learn and a lifetime to master. The cider production steps involved are neither many nor particularly complicated, however at each step "getting it rig ht" makes all difference in the quality of the final product. As you begin your journey into cider making reviewing some of the available resources may be useful in order to identify what is most important at each step in your quest to make it right. To assist you, below are links to various online sites and numerous "YouTube" instructional videos posted by
Making Hard Cider: Hard Cider Information Zone- Hard Cider Hub
Home Apple Cider Production- University of Tennessee
How To Make Cider The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers about how to make cider.
Cider & Perry Production- Principles & Practice- Cornell University and the Cider and Perry Academy, New York, USA
Home Cider Making- Sharing the steps to basic cider making.
Cider and Perry Academy, United Kingdom
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YouTube videos on "How to Make Hard Cider"- scroll below initial video for numerous offerings.
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Juice and Cider: Make Sure They are Safe- September 2010, Foodsafety.gov
Unpasteurized Apple Cider Linked to E. Coli Illnesses Recalled in Canada, October 2014- Food Safety News
Craft Cider Workshops, Penn State Extension, Building University Park, Pennsylvannia.
Botany of Desire: Bringing Back Hard Cider- Steven Woods and a PBS Video
HomeBrewTalk.com- a forum for cider makers within the home beer brewing site.
Northwest Agriculture Business Center- Cider Courses, Washington, USA
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others on their journey. Additionally, in the Find/Buy section of this website under Books/References we will provide links to hard copy/book guides that examine making hard cider. Good luck and enjoy the process with the product!
Note: The Cyder Market, LLC does not endorse any of the organizations/agencies or individuals cited or their video reports, these are simply provided as examples for starting points on how to make hard cider for those of legal drinking age. The Cyder Market, LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Images are the property of Cyder Market, LLC or screenshots courtesy of the cited webpage.
Cider Production Short Course: From Tree To Bottle, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Warwickshire College, United Kingdom
American Homebrewers Association, Has many local groups that along with beer also ferment cider.
DIY Hard Cider- excellent resource for new cider makers
Craft Cidery Startup Workshop, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.