Artisan Cider Making

An introduction to Artisan Cider Making

Spend the day in the company of award winning cider maker, Laurence Conisbee. learning the craft of artisan cider making. This one-day course is suitable for anyone who is interested in making real cider at home or even for those wishing to start a small commercial cider making operation. By the end of the day you will feel confident about making your own cider and will be able to leave with 5 litres of pressed juice in a basic fermenter with airlock. No prior knowledge of cider making is required. Courses are limited to between 8 to 10 people so as to allow a for more intimate and engaging day.

LEVEL - Suitable for the enthusiast or complete beginner

VENUE -Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Potterspury, NN12 7QN

START - 10.00hrs to 16.00hrs

This course will cover the following:

  • A brief history of apples and cider making
  • An overview of the different styles of cider, and selection of apples
  • Choice, selection and use of basic cider making equipment
  • Fruit preparation, crushing and pressing
  • Fermentation and maturation
  • Storage, racking and bottling

All equipment required for the day will be provided, although we recommend you wear old clothes and bring an apron or overalls. Full joining instructions will be sent out by email in the week leading up to the course.

This course includes light refreshments and an informal lunch. We can usually accommodate most special dietary requirements.

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LEVELEnthusiast or Beginner
 10:00 - 16:00 Refreshments included