Introduction to Cider Making


Spend the day with cider producer Simon Reed and learn how to make real cider and perry. Simon is a champion of real cider and makes regular appearances in the media as a recognised cider expert. Let him help you discover the art of making your own delicious cider and perry on this one-day course for beginners.

The introduction to cider making course is suitable for people who are interested in making real cider and perry at home and for those wanting to develop a use for their apples and pears.

This course will cover the following:

  • History, heritage and traditions of cider and perry making
  • An overview of the various varieties of apples and pears used for making cider and perry
  • Choice and use of equipment
  • Milling and pressing of apples and pears
  • Fermentation and maturation
  • Bottling and storage.

You are welcome to bring along your own apples and pears for Simon to identify and, depending on the variety, use for cider and perry making.

This course includes refreshments and an informal lunch. All ingredients, equipment and recipes are provided by the School.

‘Excellent, superb, amazing food, drink and the people are so friendly.’

'It was a fantastic day - fun and informative, as well as technically insightful and interesting. The cider was great, and I look forward to enjoying some more in the near future.'

'Superb course and tutor. Excellent, worth every penny.'


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Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Duration: 1.0 day(s)

Cost: £145.00

Subjects: Brewing and drinks


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