About This Show
Interviewing cidermakers importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!
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095: Cider Making at Home easy as 1-2-3
7 days ago
Making a 1-gallon batch of cider is easy! And a 3-gallon or 5-gallon batch of cider is just as easy to make too! Learn how to make cider at home and begin upping your cider knowledge today. In this episode I cover all the basics on how to make cider at home. Below find the basic equipment needs for making cider. Hint: Do get these items before getting your fresh pressed apple juice to ferment. Real basic cidermaking - 1 gallon jug Equipment needed: 1 gallon jug that came with your cider Rubber stopper with a hole big enough to fit an airlock airlock - S-shaped or go deluxe and put the cider in a glass jar Making a 3-gallon or 5-gallon batch of cider What to consider before you get your juice How much money do you want to spend and how much cider do you want to make? Consider: 3 gallon = approximately 22 pounds filled calculated as 7 pounds per liquid gallon + 1 pound for glass carboy 5 gallon = approximately 37 pounds filled I like 3 gallon carboys because they are easier to lift Equipment needed for either a 3-gallon or 5-gallon batch of cider A. Two Carboys - always choose glass over plastic B. Rubber stopper with hole in center, that fits in your glass carboy C. One Airlock use either an S-shaped or 3 piece fermentor The airlock release CO2 as the cider is fermenting and prevents Oxygen from entering. D. Yeast You can spend hours googling which yeast to use - For your first batch of cider keep it simple Tried and true yeasts. Each come in a packet and are dry yeast with approximately 5 grams. Lavlin 71B, nice all-round yeast that helps to mellow the sharpness of h
Rated 5 out of
Phenomenal Show packed with Info and Entertainment
I recently started learning about cider and went looking for podcasts that I could listen to. Thankfully I found this one. Her interviews are chock full of info and are easy enough for a new person to understand.
Once I listened to the first episode I was hooked and listened to the next 11 back to back. I even plan on listening to them again just so I can take notes this time. The fact that she interviews such a range of cidermakers is awesome to me. I eagerly wait for each episode which brings me to the only problem with the show... she only puts one out a week! Who knew 7 days could be so long to wait?
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of
Truly Informative and Interesting!
I just got started making cider and have found the information is amazing! Many podcasts tell you they have information, this show really delivers the nuts and bolts of how it is done as well as a great high level view of the industry trends. I have learned so much and truly enjoyed listening to shows several times to get the last bit of juice from this apple!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of
Searchlight Hard Cider
Ria Is Simply The Best
I first discovered Cider Chat in 2016 when I was looking into how cider is created commercially. Ria's approach to the process is nothing sort of extraordinary. She creates access with some of the world's most interesting people actually doing the work. Anyone interested in the beverage industry should devour every one of these podcasts! Her love of the subject matter and devotion to creating this library of information is amazing.
Ria: THANK YOU.
Date published: 2017-04-28