Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider, 3rd Edition

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Storey Publishing, May 1, 2012 - Cooking - 224 pages
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Discover the pleasures of making and drinking cider. From choosing the right apples through reaping the liquid rewards of a successful pressing, this classic guide has you covered. With detailed drawings of cider-making equipment, methods, and set-up, even a novice juicer will enjoy sweet and spicy gallons in no time. Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols provide insightful, time-tested advice enlivened by a smattering of historical anecdotes. Whether you like your cider sweet or hard, you’re sure to find a recipe that satisfies. 
 

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This is one of the best books on making cider. It discusses different cider styles, taking care of barrels, making cider brandy, and many other topics. It is easy to reference and delightful to read.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
WHAT YOU NEED AND HOW TO DO IT
3
2 MAKING DIFFERENT CIDER VARIETIES
61
3 APPLES FOR CIDER
86
4 THE HOME CIDER ORCHARD
120
VINEGARS BRANDY TASTING AND COOKING
153
6 CIDER AND THE LAW
202
MAKING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT
209
INDEX
214
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Edna Annie Proulx was born in Norwich, Connecticut on August 22, 1935. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969 and earned an M. A. from Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1973. She was a journalist, wrote nonfiction articles for numerous publications, and was the author of several "how-to" books before beginning to write fiction in her 50s. She became the first woman to win the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, for her debut novel Postcards. Her novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1994. Accordion Crimes, published in 1996, won the Dos Passos Prize for literature. She also won the O. Henry prize for the year's best short story twice; in 1998 for Brokeback Mountain and in 1999 for The Mud Below. She has written more than 50 articles and stories for periodicals and edited Best American Short Stories of 1997.

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