Real Cidermaking: On A Small Scale Written by: Michael Pooley and John Lomax
This practical book on the craft of cidermaking explores traditional and modern approaches including a set of scaled plans for building an inexpensive robust cider press. Also included are instructions for apple pressing, step-by-step brewing and pasteurisation and cider-based food recipe
This book covers the history of cidermaking, techniques for preserving apple juice for drinking, washing and crushing the apples, pressing the pulp, fermentation, cider-based recipes and the making of perry from pears. It also includes instructions and a set of superb scaled plans for building an inexpensive cider press using hardwood or quality softwood.