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Old 06-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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Hello,
I'm looking at getting more into cider, and am considering the following books:

Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider, by Annie Proulx
and Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own, by Ben Watson

The Amazon reviews are about equal and none of the local bookstores have them for me to peruse. Anyone use either of these books (or any other cider books), and which did you prefer?

Thanks

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Old 06-16-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Never read a cider book, learned pretty much anything and everything from here. I would just get both and add them to your collection!

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I have the Annie Proulx book, it is quite practical with plenty of good info and also well written. Bear in mind that these books are mainly about making cider from apples, though there is also plenty of info that relates to using store bought juice. If you just intend to use bought juice there will be more info on the net, including this forum. If you want to learn about pressing apples youtube is a great resource, you can watch a cider press in action. A video is worth a thousand words.

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Thanks for all the feedback. My parents are moving to an area known for its apples, so I was hoping to make fresh cider. I will need to invest in/make a press.

I think I'll get the Proulx book, mostly because it's cheaper and I'm broke

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There's a solid list of cider making books here: 6 Best books for Cider Making, Drinking, and Appreciating.

I've read the first on on the list, and definitely recommend it as well.

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