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Old 10-11-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
Nov 2010
Waltham, MA
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I made my first batch of hard cider last year and loved how it turned out. I want to step up my cider making and try making a bunch of different varieties with different apples, yeasts, and aging techniques. But first things first, I need to get the apples and juice.
Can anyone recommend a good book or online resource that lists cider apples and their characteristics similar to the resources you can find online about grains and hops? I've found the following books online: Cider:Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider; and Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own. I almost got the latter, but there are some mixed reviews.
15 Gallons of New England Hard Cider - Four yeasts: Ale yeast, two cider yeasts, and a champagne yeast.

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
Nov 2011
Finger Lakes, NY
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Liked 101 Times on 89 Posts - great online resource. Has some cider info as well.
In all the states no door stands wider,
To ask you in to drink hard cider

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