For most of its early history, America was awash in cider, the most popular drink of the 18th and 19th centuries. Originally a farmer’s drink, it was a staple on farms and plantations in the colonies and an intimate part of everyday life for all citizens from Revolutionary War soldiers to elite landowners and officials. John Adams drank it every morning to settle his stomach, and politicians gave it away at rallies to gain popularity. Although not much is know about the author, Jonathan Buell’s guide includes everything you need to know about homemade cider from growing the apples to building cider mills and presses, fermenting and refining the cider, converting it to wine and champagne, and creating summer beverages and fancy vinegars. This edition of The Cider Maker’s Manual was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the Society is a research library documenting the life of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The Society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection includes approximately 1,100 volumes.
All around the world, the public’s taste for fermented cider has been growing more rapidly than at any time in the past 150 years. And with the growing interest in locally grown and artisanal foods, many new cideries are springing up all over North America, often started up by passionate amateurs who want to take their cider to the next level as small-scale craft producers. To make the very best cider—whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for market—you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Fortunately, The New Cider Maker’s Handbook is here to help. Author Claude Jolicoeur is an internationally known, award-winning cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with up-to-date, scientifically based practices to provide today’s cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders. The New Cider Maker’s Handbook is divided into five parts containing: An accessible overview of the cider making process for beginners; Recommendations for selecting and growing cider-appropriate apples; Information on juice-extraction equipment and directions on how to build your own grater mill and cider press; A discussion of the most important components of apple juice and how these may influence the quality of the cider; An examination of the fermentation process and a description of methods used to produce either dry or naturally sweet cider, still or sparkling cider, and even ice cider. This book will appeal to both serious amateurs and professional cider makers who want to increase their knowledge, as well as to orchardists who want to grow cider apples for local or regional producers. Novices will appreciate the overview of the cider-making process, and, as they develop skills and confidence, the more in-depth technical information will serve as an invaluable reference that will be consulted again and again. This book is sure to become the definitive modern work on cider making. A mechanical engineer by profession, Claude Jolicoeur first developed his passion for apples and cider after acquiring a piece of land on which there were four rows of old abandoned apple trees. He started making cider in 1988 using a “no-compromise” approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, his ciders have earned many awards and medals at competitions, including a Best of Show at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). Claude actively participates in discussions on forums like the Cider Digest, and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to events such as the annual Cider Days festival in western Massachusetts. He lives in Quebec City.
Make great cider at home with just a few ingredients and minimal equipment--with some help from Stephen Wood and the crew behind Farnum Hill Ciders. In Apples to Cider, these cidermakers and their colleagues share decades of experience and a simple philosophy: Cider is all about the apples. Whether you are a home brewer, a home winemaker, or simply a cider lover, you can join the growing community of cidermakers that are reviving this thousand-year-old craft. With these easy-to-follow instructions for first-time cidermakers and advanced techniques for the more experienced, you'll be on your way to making your own delicious cider at home. Inside you'll find: Step-by-step instructions for making your first batch of still cider A guide to tasting cider like a professional Troubleshooting tips for preventing, diagnosing, and correcting the most common cider flaws Advanced home cidermaking techniques for sparkling cider, methode champenoise cider, French-style cidre, and ice cider
A Practical Hand-book, which Embodies Treatises on the Apple; Construction of Cider Mills, Cider-presses, Seed-washers, and Cider Mill Machinery in General; Cider Making; Fermentation; Improved Processes in Refining Cider, and Its Conversion Into Wine and Champagne; Vinegar Manipulation by the Slow and Quick Processes; Imitation Ciders; Various Kinds of Surrogate Wines; Summer Beverages; Fancy Vinegars, Etc. Etc
Prompted by a found notebook of illicit booze recipes, here are more than 100 secret and forgotten formulas for cordials, bitters, spirits, and cocktails, gorgeously illustrated and explained. American Prohibition was far from watertight. If you knew the right people, or the right place to be, you could get a drink—most likely a variation of the real thing, made by blending smuggled, industrial alcohol or homemade moonshines with extracts, herbs, and oils to imitate the aroma and taste of familiar spirits. Most of the illegal recipes were written out by hand and secretly shared. The “lost recipes” in this book come from one such compilation, a journal hidden within an antique book of poetry, with 300 entries on making liquors, cordials, absinthe, bitters, and wine. Lost Recipes of Prohibition features more than 70 pages from this notebook, with explanations and descriptions for real and faked spirits. Readers will also find historic and modern cocktails from some of today's leading bartenders, including rum shrubs, DIY summer cups, sugar-frosted "ice" cordials, 19th- and 21st-century cinnamon whiskeys, homemade creme de menthe, absinthe-spiked cocktail onions, caramel lemonade, and more.
Miraculous Health Benefits of Apple Cider Drinks, Smoothies, Weight Loss, Improve Digestion, Beautiful Skin, Fight Infections, Shiny Hair, Anti-Aging, Remove Wrinkles
Author: Shan Trout
The Apple Cider Vinegar Manual For so many centuries, apple cider vinegar has served humans as an indispensable beauty elixir and health. Apple cider is such a miraculous recipe that every family should have as part of their home remedy. It has so many benefits to health that this book has tried to capture all. In this book you will learn how to prepare apple cider drinks for weight loss, for beautiful skin, for maintaining excellent health, for getting rid of body odor, for treating an ear infection, for detox, to combat allergies, cure disease and many more. This book also avails you the opportunity to make apple cider vinegar with precision which will help you cut down the price for buying it at the grocery store. The apple cider vinegar manual contains;1. History of apple cider vinegar2. How to make apple cider vinegar 3. How to use apple cider vinegar to treat skin problems. 4. How to use apple cider vinegar for cleansing. And many more In this book, you will learn more than 100 uses of apple cider vinegar. There is much more to learn from this book go ahead the hit the buy button now to purchase a copy.
The practical guide to growing apples and making cider
Author: Bill Bradshaw
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in cider around the world, with breweries having invested millions to meet growing demand. At the same time many people now want to try to make their own cider, and the Enthusiasts' Manual: Cider is here to help.