Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Need a good fresh-pressed cider source in CT or MA
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-09-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
jaginger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 482
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Need a good fresh-pressed cider source in CT or MA

OK, it's time to get some good cider. Who has found a good spot that has fresh-pressed cider for a reasonable price in CT or MA? I have called around to a bunch of orchards and none of them press cider, they just sell apples.

I don't care if the cider is pasteurized or not; i just want a good one.

Thanks!

__________________
jaginger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
pdbreen
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pdbreen's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mad River Valley, VT
Posts: 355
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Have you tried the refrigerated organic section of your local market? Ours typically have 2 or 3 local choices (pasteurized and possibly with preservative), with Cider Hollow being my favorite (possibly because its nearby and I've seen them make it).

__________________
Atomic Dog Brewery

On Deck: Centennial IPA, Dry Irish Stout
P: Cascade Pale Ale
S: (nothing!)
K: (nothing!)
T: Carbed Crystal Light, Root Beer, Vanilla Cream Soda, Tripel IPA, Apfelwein

e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0
pdbreen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
jaginger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 482
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I am looking for something straight from the press, if possible, and I would like to buy in bulk (15-20 gallons) rather than prepacked. But I can check the market as a last resort I suppose. Thanks for the suggestion.

__________________
jaginger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #4
Brewin06111
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Newington, CT
Posts: 275
Likes Given: 1

Default

Have you tried Lyman's or Rogers?

http://www.lymanorchards.com/

http://www.rogersorchards.com/

__________________
Brewin06111 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2009, 01:58 AM   #5
jaginger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 482
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Very good options; i will probably hit both at some point. I ended up beardsley's today:
http://www.beardsleyscidermill.com/

Cider is delicious and I bought 13 gallons for brewing!

__________________
jaginger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2009, 03:18 AM   #6
seanomac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 19
Default

I just bought 5 gallons of unpasteurized cider at Derby Orchard in Stow. It was already prepackaged and $4.25 a gallon. Honeypot Hill was $4.75/gallon. They might sell in bulk if you call.

I came across a bunch of places that pressed cider. I have my first batch ever fermenting now. Phil's Apples in Harvard, Russell Farms in Ipswich, Cider Hill in Amesbury and a few places in Western Mass that were too far for me to drive.

__________________
seanomac is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2009, 02:05 PM   #7
C4PNJ4ZZ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 126
Default

http://www.russellorchardsma.com/

They are in Ipswich. I'm heading up there today after the Topsfield fair to get 5 gallons. When I was there earlier in the season I think they were ~$4.50/gal.

What kinds of recipes are you guys using with these? It will be my first foray into cider.
__________________
C4PNJ4ZZ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2009, 03:53 PM   #8
ETCS
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ETCS's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Smithfield, VA
Posts: 603
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

You can also visit Holmberg Orchards in Ledyard, CT (http://www.holmbergorchards.com) or a reaally cool place to visit is B.F. Clydes, it happens to be the oldest working steam powered cider press in the country there URL is (www.bfclydescidermill.com). they sell fresh pressed cider all the time. Hope this helps.

__________________
ETCS is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #9
moeron15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Iowa City, IA
Posts: 12
Default

I am a big fan of Grampa Tony's Cider from AppleBrook Farm. Unpasteurized and delicious!
http://www.applebrookfarm.com/

__________________
moeron15 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:40 PM   #10
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,009
Liked 972 Times on 650 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Page 60 of Sept/Oct Zymergy shows the Whales club NHC gold medal recipe. Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain, Mass.

Custom blend for fermenting: 38% Jonathan Gold, 30% Northern Spy, 15% Macoun, 10% Spartan, 7% Macintosh.

http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=1514

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
s.g. of Fresh Pressed Cider? coldrice Cider Forum 13 11-02-2009 01:21 PM
Picking up 20gallons unpasturized fresh pressed cider need recipes joentuff Cider Forum 2 10-12-2009 05:55 PM
Making cider from fresh pressed juice ?? Buckhuntr Cider Forum 7 08-10-2009 02:54 AM
Anyone try Apfelwein from fresh pressed juice? Mongo64 Wine Making Forum 2 04-11-2009 02:16 AM
Fresh pressed apple juice fretman124 Mead Forum 4 08-03-2008 11:21 PM