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Interviewing cidermakers, importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of…

Ria Windcaller: Award winning Cidermaker | Craft Libations Columnist | Podcaster


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    355: CiderCon Recap and Awards 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2023 46:15


    Chicago Cider Week, Cider Tours, Interviews, Awards and Cider Summit The week of January 30th - February 4th was packed with cider related events all based in Chicago. CiderCon, the annual conference hosted by the American Cider Association kicked off on Tuesday the 31st with Cider Tours. In this chat Ria took two tours: the Bronzeville Tour in the morning and the Historic Tavern Tour in the afternoon. On Wednesday the 1st of February workshops began and Ria interviewed upcoming guests on Cider Chat! Later that same day the Cider Share is held, which is a time for commercial makers to taste a bevy of ciders from fellow makers. Ria is the Producer and Host of Cider Chat Mentions in this Chat Contact for Liz Garibray - Bespoke Experiences  Press then Press - an online retailer specializing in cider New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. Bottles on My Desk - a live Stream with Cider Chat Producer and Emcee Ria Windcaller. Subscribe to be notified when the next "Bottles on My Desk" goes live at the Cider Chat YouTube Channel Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider ChatPlease donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter@ciderchat Instagram:@ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    354: Preserving Historical Varieties of Apples & Pears

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 79:23


    Are Historical Apple and Pears varieties at of becoming Extinct? It appears it is not a question of if, when historical varieties are no longer with us as climate change and other mitigation factors such as land development and disease threaten prize pomes! This topic is discussed in this episode by a panel of well versed pome fans. The Speakers on this Panel Matt Kaminsky who is also known as Gnarly Pippins is the moderator. Contact for Matt Kaminsky Website: https://gnarlypippins.com/ Listen to Matt on episode 346 on Why Pomological Exhibitions Matter Dan Newman hails from Palermo, Maine and has a keen interest in Pears from Maine. He is active in historical research that looks at records from county fairs. Each fair has the year and apple prized, and thus Dan can track what was grown where and when and by whom. Contact for Dan Newman - write to mailto:mofga@mofga.org Dan Bussey has been growing heirloom apples for 42 years since 1980. He is the author of "The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada" It is a 7 volume encyclopedia on apples. The book is now on sale for $150 for the set. When released in 2016 it was $320. Contact for Dan Bussey Website: https://www.silverwoodpark.org/project/heirloom-apple-orchard/ John Bunker was last on Cider Chat in episode 352 & 353. He is the Founder of the Maine Heritage Orchard & FEDCO Trees, Author of numerous books on Apples and is a well known Apple Detective. Contact for John Bunker Website: Out on the Limb Apples Listen to John on episode 352: Apples in Gravel | Maine Heritage Orchard and episode 353 Apple Historian John Bunker Q&A | Maine Apple Camp Eliza Greenman is a fruit explorer and horticultural historian. Contact for Eliza Greenman Website: https://elizapples.com/ Listen to Eliza on episode 349: The Super Powers of Bradford Pears Lydia Pendergast - works with the Apple Team at the College of the Atlantic and interns with the Maine Heritage Orchard Contact for Lydia Pendergast - write to mailto:mofga@mofga.org   This talk was recorded at Maine Apple Camp. Maine Apple Camp is held biannually. The next camp will take place in 2024. It is hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Go to MOFGA.org and join today! Mentions in this Chat Press then Press - an online retailer specializing in cider New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 Chicago Cider Summit February 4, 2023 - Live Stream at Cider Chat YouTube Channel 1-2pm , 5:30-6:30pm CST. Bottles on My Desk - a live Stream with Cider Chat Producer and Emcee Ria Windcaller. Subscribe to be notified when the next "Bottles on My Desk" goes live at the Cider Chat YouTube Channel Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider ChatPlease donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter@ciderchat Instagram:@ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    353: Apple Historian John Bunker Q&A | Maine Apple Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 58:59


    Preservation Tips from an Apple Historian John Bunker is a self identified Apple Historian and an Apple Detective, Author of numerous books on the topic of Apples and Founder of FEDCO Trees. In the previous podcast episode #352 John delivers an overview on the Successes and Challenges of the Maine Heritage Orchard over the past 10 years. This episode 353 is the Q&A that followed that address. Typically, it would be recommend that you listen to episode 352 before delving into the Q&A, but even out of sequence one will find John's witty and insightful comments on a range of apple topics worth a listen. John Bunker Q&A Topics in this Chat Time line of planning and planting Trees What John recommends doing differently Found stories of people and migration patterns about the collection Questioned if John knew of dump sites that are being used in this type of format John helps to define Heirloom/Heritage Apples Genetics of Apples and seeds Climate change and the future of preserving rare vareities Legacy in relationship to the work of apple today for tomorrow.   This talk was recorded at Maine Apple Camp. Maine Apple Camp is held biannually. The next camp will take place in 2024. It is hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Go to MOFGA.org and join today! Contact info for John Bunker Website: Super Chilly Farm eMail: csa.outonalimb@gmail.com Episode 352 is Part 1 to this Q&A with John Bunker on the Maine Heritage Orchard. Follow/Subscribe Cider Chat on  ApplePodcasts, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Mentions in this Chat New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 Chicago Cider Summit February 4, 2023 - Live Stream at Cider Chat YouTube Channel 1-2, 5:30-6:30. Bottles on My Desk - a live Stream with Cider Chat Producer and Emcee Ria Windcaller. Subscribe to be notified when the next "Bottles on My Desk" goes live at the Cider Chat YouTube Channel Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider ChatPlease donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter@ciderchat Instagram:@ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    352: Apples in Gravel? Maine Heritage Orchard | Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 65:09


    John Bunker on Maine Heritage Orchard: Successes and Challenges over the First Ten Years This is Part 1 with John Bunker, who is both an author, Founder of FEDCO Trees, an Apple Historian and a key person behind the Maine Heritage Orchard. In this recording her the full presentation from John as recorded at Maine Apple Camp in August of 2022. John Bunker speaking at Maine Apple Camp Bunker's 7 Point Strategy to Seek out Apples John Bunker moved to Maine when he was 21 years old and immediately fell for the state and collecting apples. In the late 70s - early 80s  he began to learned about Maine's historic apple varieties. Seeking out apples requires a bit of stealth and an out going personality 1. Seek out mentors 2. Do cold calls - when seeing apples along the road 3. Introduced myself as "Hi I am John Bunker. You won't believe this but I am an apple historian.” 4. Give talks at Garden Society and such and charge nothing. John bunker has a sliding scale from 1 mil to zero dollars for his talks. 5. Pass out Wanted Posters 6. Fairs and Events: Do a display of apples - it becomes a magnet for people to see. 7. Apple Identification for no charge and also payment ] John Bunker In this Chat The history of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardners Association (MOFGA). The orchards at the Common Ground Fair Reclaiming land such as gravel pits The History of the Maine Heritage Orchard What is needed to sustain the Maine Heritage Orchard This talk was recorded at Maine Apple Camp. Apple Camp is held biannually. The next camp will take place in 2024. It is hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Go to MOFGA.org and join today! Contact info for John Bunker Website: Super Chilly Farm eMail: csa.outonalimb@gmail.com Episode 353 will feature Part 2 with John Bunker on the Maine Heritage Orchard. This episode will go live on January 25, 2023 Follow/Subscribe Cider Chat on  ApplePodcasts, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Mentions in this Chat New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 sign up now for the January 31th Chicago Cider Tours Chicago Cider Summit February 4, 2023 - Live Stream at Cider Chat YouTube Channel 1-2, 5:30-6:30. Bottles on My Desk - a live Stream with Cider Chat Producer and Emcee Ria Windcaller. Subscribe to be notified when the next "Bottles on My Desk" goes live at the Cider Chat YouTube Channel Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider ChatPlease donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter@ciderchat Instagram:@ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    351: Cidermakers' Rountable | Maine Apple Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 61:53


    Enjoy this Roundtable Discussion w/4 makers from Maine Kris Hogg formally of Perennial Cider Bar in Maine moderates this panel discussion that was held at the Maine Apple Camp in August of 2022. The topics are wide ranging: cultivars/apples that you really like anything that you haven't tried yet that you would like to experiment with? life work balance from making to orchard care yeast only using wild or also culture yeast in ciders? cider as art vs science Is there a Maine Cider Style? Makers and Contact Info from this Roundtable David Buchann | Portersfield Cider Website: https://www.portersfieldcider.com/ Address: 255 Elmwood Road Pownal, ME, 04069 David Buchann | Portersfield Cider Jared Carr | Cornish Cider Company Website: https://cornishcidercompany.com/ Address: 135 High Road Cornish, Maine 04020 USA Jared Carr | Cornish Cider Company Zak Kaiser | Absolem Cider Company Website: https://www.absolemcider.com/ Address: 799 Winthrop Center Road Winthrop, Maine 04364 Zak Kaiser | Absolem Cider Jon Stein | Fogtown Brewing Company Website: https://www.fogtownbrewing.com/ Address: Two locations: Ellsworth and Bar Harbor Maine! Jon Stein | Fogtown Brewing Co. This Roundtable was recorded at Maine Apple Camp. Apple Camp is held biannually. The next camp will take place in 2024. It is hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Go to MOFGA.org and join today! Bonus audio - 30 minute Q&A from this roundtable at the Cider Chat Patreon page. Join today and help keep #ciderGoingUP Mentions in this Chat New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 sign up now for the January 31th Chicago Cider Tours Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving!

    350th Episode Celebration at Cider Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 49:22


    Season 7 and the Episodes of Cider Chat This episode marks the 350th episode of this weekly podcast and the end of Season 7. The Nose and Ria sat down for a dinner chat and looked over the past season. The dinner was designed to be paired with a cider called Heirloom for an Austin cidery called Texas Keeper. In true Cider Chat style this delicious cider was one of many. Cider's drunk during this Episode Hierloom, Texas Keeper Cider |Texas Pommeau du Normandie from Domaine du Manoir de Montreuil |France Maple Sugar Liqueour from Flag Hill Distillery and Winery |New Hampshire Gigglejuice from Duckchicken Cider | London How to find Archived Episodes of Cider Chat Download and listen to all past episodes mentions in this chat by going to the Cider Chat podcast page. This epsiodes ends Season 7 of Cider Chat. Find all the Season's at the podcast page. There you will find also the show notes for each episode, links to the makers and featured guests and mentions made in each chat. Mentions in this Chat New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 sign up now for the January 30th Chicago Cider Tours Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider ChatPlease donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter@ciderchat Instagram:@ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    349: Super Power of Bradford Pear with Eliza Greenman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 65:02


    Any relation to the Greenman's of Mystic, Connecticut? When fruit explorer and horticultural historian Eliza Greenman received a call from owners of an overgrown orchard asking if she was related to the Greenman's who planted said orchard, it took her as she says, "down the rabbit hole".  Greenman found that she was indeed distantly related to the orchard planters and took the job offer to restore the orchard. But that was only the beginning of the story that is still in process. In this episode you will hear the Eliza Greenman's keynote address from the Maine Apple Camp which took place in August of 2022 which was titled Orchard Restoration and Pear Breeding. Eliza Greenman's Keynote at Maine Apple Camp 2022 Bradford Pears Pyrus calleryana, a.k.a. Bradford Pear or Callery Pears, is a type of ornamental pear tree that are commonly found in the United States. While they are often praised for their attractive white flowers and glossy green leaves, they have also gained a reputation as an invasive species. Despite this negative reputation, Bradford Pears can actually be beneficial for cidermakers. Greenman explains that Bradford Pears make excellent root stock for top working pear varieties. Their hardy root systems can help to improve the overall health and vigor of the pear trees, which can be especially useful for cidermakers who rely on a consistent and high-quality harvest. In other words, while Bradford Pears may not be ideal for natural environments, they can be a valuable asset for those looking to cultivate pear trees for cider production. In this Keynote Dispelling the myth about "Pears for Heirs" The benefits of Bradford Pear "Bradford or Callery Pear is great for root stock. Don't cut it all the way down." ~Eliza Greenman Contact for Eliza Greenman Website: https://elizapples.com/ Mentions in this Chat Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association - Mofga.org CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 sign up now for the January 30th Chicago Cider Tours New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 sign up now for the January 30th Chicago Cider Tours New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission.   Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    348: Family Inspirations | Storum Ranch Cider & Wine | CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 53:12


    The Perfect Balance at Storum Ranch Pauline and Bill Storum settled in Julian California after Pauline retired from the US Navy in 2013. Planting an orchard and vineyard on the outskirts of this apple town was rooted in their desire to get their son Kyle, who is autistic,  and has a love of round objects engaged. Plus, Bill has wonderful memories of learning about orchard care when he was in high school. Kyle may prefer to stay indoors, but Bill is loving what he call his babies - the apple trees in the orchard. Pauline and Bill Storum In 2019, the county finally approved their plans and construction on their 81' x 36" steel building began that is both their production area and Tasting Room.  Just as they were getting ready to open their tasting room in 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic hit, allowing them to focus on perfecting their business and building. Today you can visit the Tasting Room which is air conditioned ( a nice treat when the high desert heat kicks in) or step outside on the patio and enjoy a glass. Ciders at Storum All ciders are fermented to dry and are made primarily with the wild ambient yeast at the cidery. They have both single varietal ciders and blends like Harrison and Campfield. The have set up tastings so that customers can compare the same blends from previous years and educate their palates. Value Added Products at the Tasting Room Wines Basalmic vinegar Olive oil Try a delicious non-alcoholic with the shrubs they make at the cidery drink. Cider Swag - hats and t-shirts Patio and outdoor seating at Storum Cider Hiking spots near Storum Ranch Cider & Wine Grab a sandwich and snacks in Julian to bring out for a day hike after visiting the cidery. Santa Ysabel is a 5 minute drive from the cidery. Find shade, picnic tables, porta potties by the parking lot at the trail head. A great place to have a snack, drink cider and go for a hike. Volcan Mountain is a one hour hike and only a 2 minute drive from Storum. Bring layers! At the on road parking area it may be hot but at the view it can get down right chilly. Contact info for Storum Ranch Cider & Wine Website: https://storumranch.com/ Mentions in this Chat CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 sign up now for the January 30th Chicago Cider Tours New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. Episodes 303 DYI Wassail Tips   Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    347: High Desert Apples | Calico Cidery, CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 64:35


    Everything is Right Side Up at Calico The logo of Calico Cidery might be an upside down apple drawn to look like an apple tree, but the setting, the people, orchard and the cider is all right side up and slamming it! Located in the high desert region of San Diego to the east of the county is a lone road that brings you up to Julian California which is a bustling apple town. Calico sits at 38oo feet while Julian is up at 4200 feet, making it a high desert region where apples and the people are living the good life in what feels like a bit of an oasis after driving through the rough scrabble land of the desert below. Mural by the road out front of Calico Cidery   In this Chat Ian Wright is the head cidermaker and brings us through a compliment of ciders while we chat about the history of the orchard. Planted in 1920 - the orchard is long stem trees At one time it was mainly a U-Pick orchard Now owned by a family who is also making cider in Paso Robles California What is dry farming apples Ian Wright Ciders tasted in during this Chat Field Blend Jona Gold & Winesap  (9.0%) Devil's Punch Bowl (8.0%) a blend of apples, pears, persimmon and guavas Wild ferments with no sulfites added Always 4 Calico Ciders on tap Everything made is sold on tap Destination cidery and region Single Varietals made at Calico Winesap Northern Spy Jona Gold Ida Red Hanging with the after hours Cider and Calvados Crew at Calico When visiting Calico and Julian Take a cider and walk about the orchard at Calico Make sure to have enough time to also hang at the bar and take in the slow life. Say hi to Eric the bartender Stay at the Julian Hotel Grab a soup and half sandwich for lunch at Soups and Such Cafe Nead a hefty dinner? Try Romano's Restaurant Bring pie to the family or friends back home from the many apple pie bakeries in town Visit the other local cideries Storum Ranch Cider and Wine Julian Hard Cider Contact info for Calico Cidery Website: http://www.calicocidery.com/ Mentions in this Chat CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 sign up now for the January 30th Chicago Cider Tours New York International Cider Competition February 19, 2023- use promo code: Chat23 for $10 off your entry submission. Episodes 340: Eric Bordelet on Pairing Cider with Food  Episode 340 was the early morning recording after a wonderful visit the night before Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube  

    346: Gnarly Pippin on Why Pomological Exhibits Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 58:25


    What is a pomological exhibition? Orchardist Matt Kaminsky has hosted a Pomological Exhibition in Ashfield, Massachusetts for the past 3 years. In this talk recorded at the Cider Pop-UP as part of CiderDays 2.0 events on the weekend of November 4th-6th Matt talks about the history of Pomological Societies and why such exhibitions are so important. How healthy are these wild apple trees? In this talk Matt nods to the impact of global warming and climate change What is causing more economic harm to apple growers What species of apple trees can now be grown here and the spread of invasive insects? At the Pomological Exhibition Had 150 wild apples and pears on exhibit Throughout the US and Canadian apples too. Few repeat entries at this Public Tasting. The public was able to cast a vote in 5 different categories Best quality eating Best cider apple? Best pear Best crab Visual - showiest and prettiest apple Contact info for Matt Kaminsky Website: https://gnarlypippins.com/ Mentions in this Chat Episodes Fermentis by Lesaffre - 4 SafCider yeast cultures 336 Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis 072: Lost Apples of the Quabbin Subscribe to eCiderNews CiderCon 2023 - February 1-3, 2023 Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    345: Co-Fermenting Cider & Beer | Four Phantoms Brewery, MA

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 48:42


    Four Phantoms Looks to Historical Co-Ferments Head Brewer and owner Drew Phillips of Four Phantoms Brewery in Greenfield Massachusetts spoke on Folks Traditions and the Co-Fermentation of Wort and Apple Juice and the brewery's co-ferment called Old Gods (8.0%). There were two talks on the subject, with the first being November 3rd and the second on November 6th as part of CiderDays 2.0 compilation of events. This episode is from the November 6th presentation. Drew is no stranger to fermenting having spent time brewing first in Oregon and then as Head Cidermaker at Artifact Cider Project in Florence, Massachusetts before opening Four Phantoms over two years ago. His interest in old brewing traditions and recipes has him pushing the envelope with special ferments and Old Gods is a great representation of what can be done, when done well. (Read: Old Gods is delicious!!)   Folk Traditions Around Co-fermenting Cider and Beer Drew notes that historically there wasn't such a delineation between beer, cider and mead as there is now. He notes how that in Wassail songs , the call for mixing cider, beer and elderberry boughs all into the same beverage. The use of Hydrometers or the science of acid titration are recent adaptations to a farmhouse fermenter's tool box. Up until the 19th century fermenters would brew by taste and if the wort didn't taste good you would grind up more grain and mash it in, which is a classic way of brewing a farmhouse ale. - Brew by Taste. Drew notes the difference between wort (the base of beer) and apple juice the base for cider. For yeast health fermenters are looking for YAN (Yeast Assimiable Nutrients). In apple juice there isn't alot of YAN whereas with Wort there is alot.  Thus Farmers would ferment Farmhouse ales and often blended in fresh pressed apple juice.  No Heat Ferment Other than the sparing that taste place with the grain used for beer, there is no boiling of the wort as is typical with brewing. Thus, a farmhouse ale can be easily blended in with apple juice to create this co-ferment concoction.  The Making of Old Gods at Four Phantoms 100 gallons of unpasteurized Mcintoush apple juice. No yeast inoculation Blend in with Raw ale - typical farmhouse style The wort was not boiled - No hops Mashed into a whole mash tun of birch branches The result is a tasting drink that blends the two products together. Make sure to try Old Gods at Four Phantoms each fall.  Contact info for Four Phantoms Brewery Website: https://www.fourphantoms.net/ Address: 301 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 Mentions in this Chat CiderCon 2023 in Chicago - February 1st-3rd, 2023 Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    344: Ciders that are Playing with Aging | Ragged Hill Cider, MA

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 52:30


    Cider on the Table like Fine Wine at Ragged Hill Steve Garwood and daughter Anne Garwood Hampp are the mastermind duo at Ragged Hill Cider based in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. They brought a selection of bottles to taste through and we started with the Baldwin. "Body gives you a perception of fullness and sweetness" is how Steve Garwood describes the Baldwin, which is a Pet Nat cider ringing in a 7% alcohol by volume. Says Steve Garwood, "It is a business reason for us to make ciders that will improve in time." Anne Garwood Hampp, Louise and Steve Garwood. Yeast that Ragged Hill uses Dd10 a champagne yeast This yeast provides a vigors ferment that yields a fruit forward profile Order of tastings in this Chat Wickson single variety 9% Roxbury Russet - Dabinett -8.8%  this is a still cider Flora - Roxbury russet, cortland, macintoush  - blend of a fruit 2018-2020 Expand on ice cider Juice starts at 22 024 Brits Took off first fraction of juice from freeze and then 11.7% Pommeau made with all heirloom fruit  18% Contact for Ragged Hill Cider Website: https://www.raggedhillcider.com/ Ragged's online Store: https://www.raggedhillcider.com/purchase-online Mentions in this Chat Episodes Fermentis by Lesaffre - 4 SafCider yeast cultures 336 Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis Subscribe to eCiderNews Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    343: Volunteers are the Engine of the Event | CiderDays 2.0 Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 40:44


    Volunteering for CiderDays, Since 1994 On the first ever CiderDays, which was a one day event held on November 5, 1994, volunteers were stationed at local cider mills to encourage people to learn how to make cider. When the event became a 2-day experience, volunteers helped to make this annual event which is held on the first weekend of November a success. And so it continued. Why Do People Volunteer CiderDays? Community projects are part of the fabric of the local community where CiderDays takes place. These projects can be big like helping to build the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett, Massachusetts in the late 1980's or more intimate like a wood stacking party to celebrate a friends birthday. Getting something done with friends is fun. It is a way to hang out with people with a common goal. Volunteers are the Engine of the Event Without volunteers for CiderDays and now CiderDays 2.0 events would come to a stand still. We need engaged people who know that cider=fun. Yes, there is a lot of preliminary work that takes place beforehand to set up an event, but on the day of it is all about the Volunteers. How CiderDays 2.0 is Setting UP Volunteers to Succeed Reach out to Volunteers early on Don't wait till the month of the event to secure your volunteers Provide a script of tasks Keep volunteers in the loop by providing provide a mission of what the event is offering send a list of expected tasks so that they know the full script of what you expect Call them and don't just rely on text messages Feed the Volunteers if you have evening events where Volunteers are serving, make sure they have had a chance to taste the same food or cider that will be served. We expect wait staff at a restaurant to give us tips on what is best on the menu or if the meal is gluten free, vegetarian options, or a general sense of the event. With this in mind, approach your event the same way and make sure your volunteers know the whole script including how delicious the food or cider that you are serving is and what the guests can expect. Thank Volunteers after the event - for a Job well done! You will likely want to bring them back next year! Interested in Volunteering and getting involved for CiderDays 2.1 in 2023? Send an email to mailto:info@ciderchat.com Schedule of Events Download CiderDays 2.0 Latest Events Schedule  CiderDays 2.0 Events all take place in downtown Greenfield Massachusetts at Hawks and Reed Go to Events page to find a description of the CiderDays 2.0 events Got to Tickets page to purchase CiderDays 2.0 Tickets Sign up for eCiderNews to receive updates and ticket info Mentions in this Chat Episodes Fermentis by Lesaffre - 4 SafCider yeast cultures 336 Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis CiderDays 2.0 - Tickets on sale and updates Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube  

    342: Cider Celebrities in the House & Bottles | CiderDays 2.0 ~ Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 53:17


    Celebrities in Cider flocking to CiderDays 2.0 CiderDays and has now been dubbed as CiderDays 2.0 and the celebrities attending can both be found in the bottles and the new and familiar face of cider today at this November 4th -6th.  Finally the return of in person events and friends from afar flocking to western Massachusetts to raise a glass. Bookmark the Schedule Page for CiderDays 2.0 Celebrities in the Bottle Let's start with what is in the bottle first cuz there are a whole bunch of additions to the menu of tastings. Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting A 7th Apple Brandy has been added to this November 4th 6-8:30 pm event Apple Brandy from Beaver Pond Distillery in Petersham, MA Yes, 7 pours of Brandy! 4 Calvados (France) and 3 American Apple Brandies The Château Du Breuil Calvados was aged in a Port cask! This is quite unique and makes one wonder if the French are taking cues from American makers where anything goes with fermentation! On the French Cider Tour 2022 we tasted Calvados with Etienne Dupont out of Scotch Whisky barrels and Cherry wood barrels. The future is here! The Port cask leaves an ultra smooth finish to this 6 year old Calvados from Pays d'Auge, Normandy. Thanks to David Catania, Spirits Category Manager at Burke Distributing Corporation for helping out with this project! Bottle Celebrities at the Cider Dinner The Cider Dinner Menu has some very special releases Heirloom Barrel Aged Ice Cider from Eden Specialty Cider in Vermont. This is a never before released Ice Cider which used barrels from Laird's and Company - America's Oldest Distiller dating back to 1698. 9th Generation Laird, Lisa Laird Dunn who is attending the dinner and also presenting at CiderDays 2.0 doesn't yet know about this Ice Cider and how her family's used oak barrels were used to condition this special blend. The Ice Cider will now accompany the dessert, which is an Apple Crisp with the whipped cream infused with Laird's Straight Apple Jack. Eden is owned by the current President of the American Cider Association Eleanor Leger, who is renown both in the US and Internationally as the Ice Cider Queen. The dessert was already delicious but the side glass of this Heirloom Barrel Aged Ice Cider is going to bring it completely over the top -  bridging 2 celebrated makers in America. We will also be having a Special Release of a single varietal cider from Eden made with Golden Russet apples Special Release from Ragged Hill Cider in West Brookfield Mass called Flora. Flora is a blend of Roxbury Russet, Cortland, and McIntosh apples. It has a high gravity (alcohol by volume) that is much like wine at 11.7%. Ragged Hill used a  blend of a fruit from 2018-2020 using the Solera method of winemaking where you make fractional blending to produce a final product. Flora is going to captivate the diners at this premier dinner. Celebrities in Attendance CiderDays Founder Paul Correnty who wrote one of the first books on cider called the Art of Cidermaking (1995) will be attending all the CiderDays 2.0 events. Raise a glass with him at the Wheelhouse Cider Tap Take Over on Friday Night November 4th where you can taste his newest creation "Simply Dry". Chef Paul, as he is known, is now Head Cidermaker at Carlson Orchards in Hudson MA. He will be pouring samples of cider from Carlson's at The Pushkin Cider Pop UP on November 5th from 2-4:30 pm Mo's Fudge Factor of Shelburne Falls will also be at Cider Pop UP dipping apples on a stick in her signature fudge. Vermont Quince will have an assortment of Quince jams and be there to answer your quince questions. Yes Quince is related to Apples and used in cidermaking. Morris Dancing from 1-2pm next to the Greenfield Common. One of the groups is called Wake Robin and is an all women group of dancers. Mentions in this Chat Episodes Fermentis by Lesaffre - 4 SafCider yeast cultures 336 Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis CiderDays 2.0 - Tickets on sale and updates Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    341: Going to CiderDays 2.0 | Tip of the Glass Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 48:24


    Going to CiderDays 2.0 | Part 1 This year 2022 is the reboot of America's oldest educational and festive cider event dubbed this year as CiderDays 2.0 and this episode we tip the glass to those who are helping make it happen and find out what they are doing on November 4th-6th. In this episode meet the CiderDays 2.0 Sponsors Ryan and Casey Liquors Ryan and Casey Liquors 1998 Artifact Cider Project New Salem Cider Berkshire Cider Project  Scott Farm  The Brewery at Four Star Farms  Beaver Pond Distillery Brook Farm Orchard                       CiderDays 2.0 Schedule page Big #1 Tip is to BOOKMARK this page - here is the link spelled out https://ciderchat.com/ciderdaysschedule2022/ Find the most recently updated info on the schedule of events. Big #2 Tip - get your tickets now to the  Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting - limited seating Orchard Care for Homeowners with John Bunker History of Apple Jack with Lisa Laird Dunn The Pushkin Cider Pop-UP is free, but come early so you can get a good seat to hear Claude Jolicoeur, Matt Kaminsky and James Asbel of Ciders of Spain speak Cider Dinner - definitely 2022's most epic cider dinner with 6 women producers over a 5 course gluten free meal all paired with cider. Mentions in this Chat Episodes 336 Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis 279: Apology to a Billionaire Cidermaker 312: Some Angels are Dressed Like Bears | Michael Phillips 1957-2022 331: Bodacious Ciders, Cookbook & Treats | Carr's Ciderhouse, MA CiderDays 2.0 - Tickets on sale and updates Fermentis by Lesaffre - 4 SafCider yeast cultures Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube  

    340: Eric Bordelet on Pairing Cider with Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 40:09


    Click on logo to link to CiderDays 2.0 About page How to Pair Cider with Food "One must taste, taste, taste to know." say maker Eric Bordelet when pairing food with cider. Yes, it is not as simple as seeing the menu, but also knowing how both the Chefs in the kitchen and the Maker in the cidery work with their ingredients at hand. In this Episode The French Cider Tour of 2022 was treated to a fine Michelin Star dinner with Eric Bordelet and it did not disappoint. Eric decided to discuss his three products before dinner was served. That evening he brought his Sidra Argulette (2010), the Poire Granite (2021) and the Corme (2021). He left it to the diners to decider which one paired best with the meal. Hear in this episode which glass Cider Chat producer Ria Windcaller picked to drink with the meal. The main clip in this episode is Eric speaking on the Sidra Argulette which even at 12 years of age is still tasting well balanced. Mentions in this chat CiderDays 2.0 - Tickets on sale and updates Vermont Quince will be at the CiderDays 2.0 Cider Pop-UP Fermentis by Lesaffre - 4 SafCider yeast cultures Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    339: On the Bus with the French Cider Tour | Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 55:28


    Why a Cider Tour Bus is better than going Solo The obvious reason why taking a bus tour vs driving on your own to visit French cidermakers is that you can imbibe! But wait there is more! In this episode 339, the guest on the 2022 French Cider Tour to Normandy, Brittany and Domfrontais will tell you why a cider tour bus is better than going solo as we roll along the countryside on our final leg of the journey. Our Cider Bus Our beautiful luxury bus was driven by a very capable driver by the name of David, who was game for taking the back roads and mini detours that weren't on the original itinerary.  With David driving and watching the route and foreign roads signs, we could sit back and raise a glass of French cidre, poire, Calvados, Pommeau, Chouchen, and even a bottle of English Brandy all day long. In the way back of our bus were two tables that folks enjoyed sitting at and sharing cheese, bread, macaroons and other local nibbles as we rolled along the French Countryside. It should be noted that due to the low alcohol by volume of most French cidres (around 4.5-5%) one could have a glass and remain clear headed.  In this episode 339 Having fun on the cider bus Hear from the guest on the bus as we slowly make our way back to Paris on the final day of our tour. There were 6 commercial cidermakers from both the US and Canada, along with cider fans and home fermenters. Below is the list of people as heard on this episode Jeff Stoner and Kim Taylor of Greenbank Cidery | Washington Scott and Ginger Wierzbanowski of Olympic Bluffs Cidery | Washington Tina from Florida Robert Van Waarden of Red Island Cider - Prince Edward Island |Canada Brian Wing of Green Bench Brewing and Cider (Florida) Tristan Wright of Lost Boy Cider | Virginia Deborah and David of Oregon Dan and Lisa Schreffler of Space Time Mead and Ciderworks | Pennsylvania Jodi of California Debbie and Bryce of California Cider to share on the bus Want to join the French Cider Tour in 2024? Send an email to info@ciderchat.com Mentions in this chat Song - My Friend Jack by Little Big Town Country Roads by John Denver Mentions in this Chat Episode 336: Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis Episode 46: Agathe Letellier | Manoir d'Apreval Normandy  Episode 322: The Celebrated Poiré & Calvados of Pacory | FR Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    338: Audio Snap Shots from French Cider Tour | Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 43:24


    Normandy to Brittany on the French Cider Tour The 2022 French Cider Tour that took travelers from across North America on a trip of a life time was a trip of a life time. Not only were the apple and pear trees laden with fruit, but the hot and humid weather pattern finally broke and offered cool breezes. Cool weather is perfect for opening bottles from morning to night and this tour did exactly that. In this Part 1 Hear audio snap shots along the way as we celebrate French Cider with the makers and drink in the sights and sounds both Normandy, Domfrontais and Brittany. Ringing of the bells in Honfleur Etienne Dupont of Domaine Dupont tips Agathe Letellier of Manoir D'Apreval shares a bit of the history of her domaine Agathe Letellier | Manoir d'Apreval Daughter and Father (Estelle and Patrice) team at Manoir de Montreuil - French Cider Family now in their 14th generation Is the wooden screw from the ancient press made of oak or Sorbus Domestica? Old press screw said to be oak but could it be Sorbus Domestica? Brian Wing shares cider on the tour bus from Greenbank Cidery Singing on the bus along the way on the French Cider Tour Frédéric Pacory on Perry Want to join the French Cider Tour in 2024? Send an email to info@ciderchat.com Mentions in this Chat Episode 336: Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis Episode 46: Agathe Letellier | Manoir d'Apreval Normandy  Episode 322: The Celebrated Poiré & Calvados of Pacory | FR Mathilde de Bazouges @pom_presse is the distiller at Domaine Dupont Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    337: Étienne Dupont on Tasting Calvados | Domaine Dupont

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 53:27


    Calvados with Étienne Dupont | Domaine Dupont Étienne Dupont took over the Domaine Familial Etienne Dupont in the Pays d'Auge region of Normandy France from his father Louis and grandfather Jules in 1980. Episode 098: Jérôme Dupont | Domaine Dupont is a conversation with Étienne son who sadly passed away in 2018. The recording with Jérôme provides the backdrop of the story behind the Dupont families acquiring the estate or what is called a Domaine in France.  [caption id="attachment_6061" align="alignleft" width="200"] Eitenne Dupont and Benoit at Cave Pepins In this episode Étienne and I are in the city of Caen and we are visiting Cave Pepin - wonderful store filled with Calvados, Cider, Poire and Pommeau. We are assisted by Benoit or Ben who works at the store and brought us through a tasting of Calvados. UPDATE: (this store is now closed, but Benoit is has now opened a new store in the city called Les Cidroloques). Etienne begins by describing the Étienne's Notes Three Sources of Aroma in Calvados The fruit The Yeast The Cask in which the Calvados has been kept If the cask is new wood you will taste the sap which presents itself as grainy. Classical Calvados - the cask only contained cider and Calvados Étienne asks if we suspect acetone in the Calvados as we are tasting. During our first tasting we are delve into the taste and as Étienne says, “We are fighting the acetone, we are too professional” Étienne's Tips on Distillation of Cider He prefers a quick fermentation of 3 days and then distillation. But alas the rules in Normandy require that distillation now must be done 3 weeks from the point of initial distillation. Use clean apples. When Domaine Dupont presses the juice goes directly into concrete vats at the Pressoir and then it is pumped underground via tubing to the pot still. The cider is racked off the gross lees at this point, with only the fine lees being distilled His preferred temperature to ferment the cider is 22 to 23 degrees celsius (71 Fahrenheit) and no fermentation below 8 degrees Celsius (46 Fahrenheit). Determining Age of Calvados Fine is younger 2-3 years old Hors d'Age is at least 6 years old Étienne jokes that Hors d'Age which can range from 6 years to 20 is designed to get you lost. I agree and so best to ask the producer! Or as Étienne says that "You must rely on your palate." Contact for Domaine Familial Etienne Dupont Website: https://www.calvados-dupont.com/en/ciders-calvados.htm Mentions in this chat Fermentis by Lesaffre - sign up for their upcoming online Q&A discussing cider yeast via the Fermentis Academy Caen, France new store owned by Benoit - Les Cidrologues Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    336: Cider Yeast Choices with Fermentis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 58:47


    Fermentis Offers 4 Cider Yeast for Makers Anne Flesch Regional Sales Manager and Technical Sales Support Manager at Fermentis helps us sort through the magical world of yeast and fermenting cider. And she also address 3 listener questions on the topic of yeast and fermentation. Upcoming Q&A with Fermentis on September 29th, 2022. Go to Fermentis.com to register SafCider Yeasts by Fermentis The AB of AB-1 stands for Apple Balance. The 1 stands for the first cider yeast   The AC of AC- 4 means Apple Crisp The AS 0f AS -2 stands for Apple Sweet The TF of TF 6  stands for Tutti Fruity Listener questions: Using such a hybrid approach? One part wild yeast and one part cultured  Using Saccharomyces boulardii as a cider yeast? Timing of inoculation of (MLB) malolactic bacteria (MLB) in cider and the affect on taste/aroma/Other influences on malolactic fermentation MLF. Support  Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers.  Mentions in this Chat CiderDays 2.0 November 4th & 5th, 2022 Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting November 4th CiderDays 2.0 Cider Dinner November 5, 2022 Episode 265 Calvados Tasting with Étienne Dupont | Domaine Dupont Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    335: Josiah Bartlett Apple Brandy | Flag Hill Winery & Distillery, NH

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 60:44


    New Hampshire's Oldest Distillery | Flag Hill Brian Ferguson is a Pennsylvania native who came to Flag Hill via the Cayman Island and ever since both he and his wife Maggie have continued to transform what was once a farm into a multi venue location. Driving up to the farm one will see vineyards that are helping to win gold medals, acres of corn and an inviting entrance that screams "sit a while and enjoy". Apples play a major role at the Distillery The hybrid pot still with column at is working non stop at the distillery. There are over 500 barrels alone in the aging warehouse for the coveted Josiah Bartlett Apple Brandy.  Expect a smooth mouthfeel and light amber hues in this lightly from this 6 year old brandy that is aged in toasted barrels. Along with the Apple Brandy, Flag Hill uses apples in the distillation of the Karner Blue Gin named after the state butterfly. This is a heavenly drink and will make anyone a gin lover. Maple Sugar Liqueur decadence in a bottle, this liqueur is a perfect gift for the holidays or you own personal stash for cooking and afternoon/evening sipping. General John Stark Vodka A must for cocktail fans! Those are just the Apple Based spirits. There are more delicious spirts. In this Chat We speak with owner/distiller Brian Ferguson and Company Wingman David Breslin Flag Hill Owner and Distiller Brian Ferguson and Company Wingman David Breslin Historical overview of Flag Hill – farm, distillery, winery, events venue Type of still – column – explanation of the process from apples to Apple Brandy Apple Brandies made at Flag Hill - The Dusty Collection Apples used. Varieties. Source. Fermenting cider for distillation Oak used, Aging conditions, length of time Josiah Bartlett Apple Brandy - Who is Josiah Bartlett? What to expect from Josiah Bartlett Apple Brandy Flag Hill's Josiah Bartlett Apple Brandy will be at CiderDays 2.0  Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting  Contact for Flag Hill Winery and Distillery Website: https://www.flaghill.com/ Address: 297 North River Road (Rt. 155) Lee, NH 03861 Telephone: (603) 659-2949 eMail: wine-info@flaghill.com Support  Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Sign up for the September 29th Q&A by visiting Fermentis.com Mentions in this Chat Click  to purchase CiderDays 2.0 Tickets CiderDays 2.0 November 4th & 5th, 2022 Tickets links below to CiderDays 2.0 event Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting November 4th Orcharding for Homeowners with John Bunker History of Apple Jack with Lisa Laird Dunn CiderDays 2.0 Cider Dinner November 5, 2022 Mentions in this chat Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    334: Laird's & Co. Apple Jack & Brandy Barrel Aging | Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 62:08


    How the Laird Family honed the making of Apple Jack In Part 1 of this two part series on Laird's & Company, we met with 9th generation Lisa Laird Dunn. Lisa is the COO and Global Ambassador of this family business. In that episode #333 Lisa shared the family's 324 year history beginning in 1698 to present day. In this episode, we meet both Lisa's son Gerard and her father Larrie Laird. Gerard joined his mother to discuss the current state and future of Laird's and Larrie brings us into the massive barrel room for a walk about aging casks of Laird's famous Apple Brandies and Apple Jack. Lisa (9th generation), Gerard (10th generation), Larrie (8th generation) In this chat Laird's product line – Apple Jack to Apple Brandy Let's talk oak barrels - How many and the kind? Oldest in use? Laird's Virginia based distillery in North Garden – lets discuss this location and sourcing local apples Listeners hold southern apple in high esteem and would love to know varieties used and orchards What Laird's Apple Brandy is and what it is not American's misconception of Apple Brandy - It is NOT flavored apple brandy. Next steps for Laird's & Company A museum, visitor center and tasting room Cider barrel aged in Laird's brandy barrels. Listen to Part 1 on the Laird's Family history in Episode 333 Larrie, Gerard, Lisa Contact for Laird's & Company Website: https://lairdandcompany.com/ Mentions in this Chat Click  to purchase CiderDays 2.0 Tickets CiderDays 2.0 November 4th & 5th, 2022 Tickets links below to CiderDays 2.0 event Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting November 4th Orcharding for Homeowners with John Bunker History of Apple Jack with Lisa Laird Dunn CiderDays 2.0 Cider Dinner November 5, 2022 Mentions in this chat 306 Ciders for Every Season | Elegast, Netherlands Episode 26: Neil Worley Keeving Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    333: Laird's Apple Distilling History 1698 - 2022 | Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 65:24


    America's Oldest Distillery is Laird's & Company Lisa Laird Dunn and Cider Chat MC Ria Windcaller had a sit down chat at the main offices of Laird's & Company in Scobyville, New Jersey. They met in what was once the  Laird's family's home ( a couple generations ago), but which is now the main headquarters for the company. Lisa  is a the 9th generation Laird, her son Gerard who you can hear on Part 2 of this two part series  and now working on site is a 10th generation Laird. Lisa's father Larrie Laird, who is an 8th generation Laird, will be heard talking about the production and barreling of their apple brandies in Part 2 episode 334. Laird's has the choice position of being America's first licensed distillers (note the No 1 on the door below). The fact that they are well known for their Apple Jack, made back in 1698 and have survived for over 300 years is commendable and speaks volumes of their family and products and is a cider podcaster's dream interview! Laird Family in front of door bearing the distilling licensed No 1! Walls behind is black due old still that was situated next door to this room which released gas that coated the building.  l to r - Lisa (9th generation), Larrie (8th generation) , Gerard (10th generation Laird) Larrie, Gerard, Lisa In this chat Lisa Laird Dunn's role at company - Global Ambassador and Chief Operating Officer Historical overview of Laird Family history in distilling to present day Laird Family time line from 1698 to 2022 Did Robert Laird give George Washington the Apple Jack recipe as request and noted in Washington's diary? Getting a federal license to distill during Prohibition  Production numbers (capacity) from 1780 to today - to show the growth Family anecdotes of growing up a Laird? Tips on maintaining a family legacy and keeping future generation engaged?  Apple Jack distillation technique in 1698 vs today in North The Lisa Cocktail made with Laird's Straight Apple Jack 86 Contact for Laird's & Company Website: https://lairdandcompany.com/ Mentions in this Chat CiderDays 2.0 November 4th & 5th, 2022 Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting November 4th CiderDays 2.0 Cider Dinner November 5, 2022 Episode 265 Calvados Tasting with Étienne Dupont | Domaine Dupont Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    332: Cider Planet (2022) w/author Claude Jolicoeur

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 54:44


    The inspiration behind Cider Planet With author Claude Jolicoeur on this newest book that is being released on September 23, 2022. Claude has authored to previous books on cider. Du pommier au cidre The New Cider Maker's Handbook Cider Planet: Exploring the Producers, Practices, and Unique Traditions of Craft Cider and Perry from Around In this Chat we discuss Who is Cider Planet written for? Cider Curious, Makers commercial or amateur? What readers can expect from Cider Planet How is the book laid out? Is there a key region that is propelling cider forward or is it a combination of regions What do you hope readers take away from this book? Do you have a favorite style of cider? What is it? Past Cider Chat Episode with Claude Jolicoeur Episode 153: Journey to the World's largest Apple Tree Claude here is wearing a traditional jacket as worn by men in Kazakhstan. Contact Claude Jolicoeur website: http://www.cjoliprsf.ca/ Support  Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Mentions in this Chat CiderDays 2.0 November 4th & 5th, 2022 Calvados and American Apple Brandy Guided Tasting November 4th CiderDays 2.0 Cider Dinner November 5, 2022 Episode 328 with Chef Paul and Episode 329 with Judith Maloney Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    331: Bodacious Ciders, Cookbook & Treats | Carr's Ciderhouse, MA

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 57:10


    Nicole Blum of Carr's Ciderhouse will be one of 6 celebrated women in cider speaking at the November 5th Cider Dinner at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the Cider Dinner go live on September 3, 2022. Sign up now for eCiderNews to get emailings to Early Ticket Release dates. Wild & Tame Apples of Carr's Ciderhouse Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum Nicole Blum and Jonathan Carr's first date was at a Creperie in San Franciso and as fate planned it, they drank cider. The two live in Ireland for a bit, where Jonathan was born for a spell and even planted a a few apple trees. Fate again had other plans and they found their way back to the states to settle in Hadley, Massachusetts. There they have both a working farm, what they call "Preservation Orchard"  at Carr's Ciderhouse and a large rack and cloth press in the barn overlooking the Connecticut River Valley. In this Chat with Nicole and Jonathan Value added products at Carr's Ciderhouse Cider Syrup Shrubs Switchel Berries Chestnut trees Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Their Ciderhouse Cookbook: 127 Recipes That Celebrate the Sweet, Tart, Tangy Flavors of Apple Cider Carr's Cider Tasted during this Chat White Jersey Golden Russet Dabinet A blend of all three Contact Carr's Ciderhouse Website: https://www.carrsciderhouse.com/ Support  Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Mentions in this Chat CiderDays 2.0 November 4th & 5th, 2022 CiderDays 2.0 Cider Dinner November 5, 2022 Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    330: Let's Go To Apple Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 28:30


    CiderDays 2.0 ~ November 4th & 5th, 2022 at  Hawks and Reed Performing Art Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Sign up now for the eCiderNews to receive notifications to your in box on CiderDays 2.0 schedule of events and early ticket release dates, links and a special coupon for eCiderNews subscribers. western Mass Cider Week begins October 30th through November 4th, 2022 Apple Camp The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners (MOFGA) is hosting Apple Camp on the weekend August 19th-21st, 2022. In this chat hear from Laura Sieger, the Orchard Manager at the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity Maine. Laura is working with the Apple Camp team to bring an well paced weekend of apple friends. Find out the schedule, speakers and what to expect Contact for MOGA Apple Camp Website: https://www.mofga.org/event-calendar/mac2022/ Mentions in the Chat Episode 328: Chef Paul | Author, Maker & CiderDays OG Episode 329: Cider's Heroine Judith Maloney | West County Cider Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    329: Cider Heroine Judith Maloney | West County Cider, MA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 56:23


    CiderDays 2.0 Cider Dinner on November 5, 2022 with 6 outstanding women producers from the east coast at the Hawks and Reed Performing Art Center in Greenfield, Massashusetts. Dine with Judith Maloney of West County Cider (MA), Lisa Laird Dunn of Lairds & Company (NJ), Louisa Spencer of Farnum Hill Cider & Poverty Lane Orchard (NH) , Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders (VT), Nicole Blum of Carrs Ciderhouse & Preservation Orchard and Farm (MA), and Anne Garwood Hampp of Ragged Hill Cider (MA). Sing up now to receive notification to your in box on CiderDays 2.0 schedule of events and early ticket release dates and links. Judith Maloney on being America's First Cidery in 1984 In 1984 there were no commercial cidermakers in the United States. Only S. Martinelli & Co. based in Watsonville California was able to hold onto their license up to 1979, but gave it up when revenue from sales was only 1% of their overall business of offering apple juice products. Listen to John Martinelli discuss his family's story in episode 162 Terry and Judith Maloney in the early days of West County Cider   Judith Maloney Today In this Cider Chat Hear Judith backstory of her family's start from London to America in the 1940's. How she met Terry Maloney Making wine in the late 1960's with grapes from Rene di Rosa in the Carneros region or California How Judith and Terry ended up in Colrain, Massachusetts The paperwork to sell cider under a winery license and working with Agent Ernie  (Ernest) Giuliani of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) Getting scion for their orchard and the Redfield Apple Getting cider into stores, at a time when quality cider was unknown with Chef's like Jasper White Meeting Dewey the cidermaker Farm Cider in western Massachusetts Steve Wood of Farnum Hill Cider in NH helping Judith when Terry unexpectedly died in 2010 Starting CiderDays in 1994 and the building of community of makers and friends West County Cider Today Judith's son Field Maloney and a silent partner are now the owners of West County Cider. They continue to work with Pine Hill Orchards in Colraine, make Redfield Cider and other single varietal ciders that Field's father Terry showcased. Judith still travels to Boston and loves going to Formaggio Kitchen in Boston where she brings West County Cider products to sell for her son and marvel at the wide range of selections and loves tasting cider with the cheese monger there. Contact for West County Cider Website: http://westcountycider.com/ Address: 208 Peckville Rd, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 Mentions in this chat Historical Cider Chat episodes on cider's history in America 317: How the "Cyder" Teapot Fueled the American Revolution 162: S. Martinelli's & Co. | 150 years of Cider Hear Field Maloney on Episode 001 of Cider Chat Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    328: Chef Paul | Author, Maker & CiderDays OG

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 47:03


    News on CiderDays 2.0!  Orchards can be as small as 2, 5 or 10 trees. Get tips on how to manage a small scale orchard at CiderDays 2.0 with John Bunker on November 5th at 9am. Get updates and ticket information by following Cider Chat and signing up for the eCiderNews. In this Chat with Chef Paul's Paul with Three Brothers Cider from Carlson Orchards Paul's journey to cider His wife's family links to the first orchard in Harvard Massachusetts History behind New England Apple Products and Very Fine Juice company Carlson Orchard Cidermaking at Carlson's Orchard The book the Art of Cidermaking How Paul met Judith Maloney Founding CiderDays in 1994 Paul at CiderDays 2016 Contact for Carlson Orchards Website https://carlsonorchards.com/ Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Haven't downloaded this episode yet? Here it is again for your listening pleasure.

    327: Variety Tips from the Quince Queen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 57:39


    Orchards can be as small as 2, 5 or 10 trees. Get tips on how to manage a small scale orchard at CiderDays 2.0 with John Bunker on November 5th at 9am. Get updates and ticket information by following Cider Chat and signing up for the eCiderNews. Edith Walden is the Quince Queen On Guemes Island in Washington state, Edith Walden started her quince journey in 1995 and soon became known as the Quince Queen. The island is short ferry ride from Anacortes and the land itself where Edith has her orchard of quince, apples, pears and more fruit was once the homestead of the Mathew Brothers and dates back to 1858. As such there is a 160 year old Gravenstein apple tree that sits in the center of the orchard. Edith calls it the Mother Tree. The Quince Queen founded Willowrose Bay, Inc selling her magnificient quince to Whole Foods and regional cider makers Edith to the left with friend harvesting quince In this Chat How Edith became the Quince Queen Growing Quince She spaced her trees  9' and 12' apart Quince pests Varieties of Quince and their viability for retail and cider Aromatnaya Cooke's Jumbo -Golden and breed by California grower Havran, Havran II, Havran III (unknown true variety) Kuanching - Chinese Kuganskaya - Russian Meech's Prolific -bred by Mr Meech, tasty - has a black spot on it - good for cider Queen's - sweet by not prolific, maybe better grown in other areas Smyrna -  too small for retail - though sweet Tashkent - Turkish Van Deman - bred by Luther Burbank in California Zvezdnaia - Russian , Jerry Lehman out of Ohio, said great for cider - huge & apple shape The future of WillowRose Bay Inc. The quince orchard of Willowrose Bay Inc Quince Books Quince Culture: An Illustrated Hand-Book for the Propagation and Cultivation of the Quince  Author Willam Meech, named a quince variety after himself. This is the consummat book on growing Quince and dates back to the 1800's Simply Quince by the Queen of Quince, Barbara Ghazarian, a quince cookbook Contact for Willowrose Bay Inc eMail: willowrosebayinc@gmail.com Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube  

    326: Orchards & People | Stories in Ciderville

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 26:00


    Orchards can be as small as 2, 5 or 10 trees. Get tips on how to manage a small scale orchard at CiderDays 2.0 with John Bunker on November 5th at 9am. Get updates and ticket information by following Cider Chat and signing up for the eCiderNews. Orchards in Winter with Alan Suprenant Alan was last on Cider Chat in Episode 312: Some Angels Dress Like Bears a tribute to Orchardist and Author Michael Phillips who passed away suddenly in his own orchard this year 2022. In this week's episode, we hear what is called Stories in Ciderville, a recording that Alan sent my way this Spring. Listeners are welcome to send recorded stories that they wrote which reflect upon cider, apples, orchards, pears, basically anything pome related. In this episode we hear a recording from Alan that he wrote to share with his fellow parishioners in a congregation in Ashfield, Massachusetts that he attends. Orchards Lessons In this Stories from Ciderville, Alan shares his continuing grief over the loss of his dear friend Michael, but that is only one part of the story. The bigger picture is his encouragement to reflect upon our own personal caretaking and nurturing of relationships that feed us well, much like a well tended orchard. And conversely to prune that which no longer serves us. Most timely, is Alan's perspective of seeing the best in people, something that I can wholeheartedly embrace at a time when there is so much angst in the world. Enjoy this mini Cider Chat and special edition of Stories in Ciderville. Have a story to tell for the "Stories in Ciderville" segment? Must be 3000 words or less or under 4 audio minutes Apples and pommes must be integrated into the story line Send your essay and a recording of yourself reading your essay to info@ciderchat.com Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    325: Mouthwatering Alma Cider | Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 57:16


    CiderDays 2.0 November 4th and 5th, 2022 - Greenfield, MA tickets for live August 1, 2022 Sign up for Cider Chat's eNews to get updates on CiderDays 2.0 Getting to Alma An affection to snow brought Dave Klawer to Washington State. Instead of becoming a professional snowboarder he became a nurse a while he continues to grow his cider brad Alma Cider. This year he finished his Masters in Agriculture to continue enriching his own wealth of knowledge in the field at Washington State University under the tutelage of Carol Miles. Alma Cider began commercially pressing apples to produce cider in 2019 Dave and Heather Covered in this chat western Washington state and the Skagit Valley and apple growing in this region How Alma leases equipment from Tulip Winery, which by the way had a cider back in 2007 under their other label Burro Locco win Best in Show at the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). How Alma is able to produce award winning cider while waiting for their own orchard to  bear fruit in the coming years Future for Alma Cider Shooting for 2024 to have own facility Alma won Best in Show for their Wood Aged Cider at GLINTCAP Alma won Best in Show for their Wood Aged Cider 2021 Alma's Flagship Cider Dry Semi Sweet Hopped Cider Rose Wood Aged Contact for Alma Cider website: https://almacider.com/ Get Alma on tap at Tulip Valley Winery Mentions in this Chat USDA RBS bank  find scion wood for grafting FEDCO for scion wood 208 Calvados and Apple Brandy Tasting Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today! 

    324: Šraml Cutting-Edge Cider & Wine Tools | Slovenia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 40:12


    Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Why Family Matters for Šraml In a time when it is getting harder and harder to know exactly where most products come from, it is refreshing to know about the Šraml family and the enterprise that employees nearly the whole town of Podnanos in Solvenia. The company was founded by two brothers, when one wanted a wine press and decided to make it himself. Today the Šraml legacy lives on as the men's sons are now taking the helm of the factory and design center that is located close to the Adriactic sea by Italy. At CiderCon 2022 in Richmond, Virginia, Ria, Cider  Chat MC, had the opportunity to have a sit down chat with Jan Šraml, who like his father is a mechanical engineer and continues the tradition of quality customer service and design. Jan Šraml   In this Chat The country of Slovenia, a country of fermenters, and the company's line of equipment that helps makers get from apple to bottles. In Slovenia - every family has a wine cellar or what is called a "hrm" pronouced Herr-rem Different levels of equipment For makers working with 500 kilos of apples or wine ( 1100 pounds) to 10 tons 2 types of presses offered by Šraml Pneumatic - good for keeved cider can do a bit of maceration Continuous belt press The Šraml family in the family's Hrm (cellar) with the "egg" used for fermenting. Contact for Šraml website: https://sraml.com/ North America distributor of Šraml equipment - Criveller group Mentions in this Chat CiderDays 2.0 November 4th and 5th, 2022 - Greenfield, MA tickets for live August 1, 2022 Sign up for Cider Chat's eNews to get updates on CiderDays 2.0 French Cider Tour Normandy & Brittany, France - September 18th-24th, 2022 Episode 323: Kazakhstan has Cider at last | Apple City Cider Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today! 

    323: Kazakhstan has Cider at last | Apple City Cider

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 60:24


    Apples started their world tour from Kazakhstan but... It is inconceivable but true that in the home land, the epicenter, the frick'n ground zero of all apples globally there is no history of cidermaking in Kazakhstan. Welcome 2022 and the pioneering team of Aizhan, who is Kazak, and her French husband Alex Thomas. Together they are changing the course of history for the worlds' 9th largest country that has the one boast that no other region of the world can claim: Kazakhstan is where apples originated from and then traveled around the world via the Silk Road. Aizhan and Alex Thomas sipping Apple City Cider with a a breath taking view in the background Apple City Cider Based in the city of Almaty or what was once known as Alma-Ata meaning Grandfather Apple, there is now Apple City Cider's new production facility and tasting room. The Thomas ferment Malus Sieversii (wild apples) which there are 400 known varieties. In the rest of the world, cidermakers use Malus Domestica which originally came from Malus Sieversii. It is much like domestic dogs are related to wolves but the two are very different and the reason why Kazakhstan's apple scene is so unique. Malus Siversii In the Tian Shan Mountain range that borders China and Kyrgyzstan lies the largest swath of wild apple forest in the world.  The city of Alma-Ata (now Almaty) in the southern region of the country at one time had only 5000 inhabitants versus the 2 million residents of today and also wild apple forest. Sadly, like many apple trees in countries orchards have been cleared for construction. Thus, the Tian Shan Mountains are critical to the preservation of what remains of the once extensive forest of wild apple trees and is now a Natural Park Reserve. One must secure a permit and be escorted to visit the wild apple forest, which can be a daunting task. But one does not need to visit the mountains to taste the apples, they can simply head to Almaty and visit Apple City Cider! Apple City Ciders Almaty Classic (6.0%) has been bottled. Expect a crisp and refreshing cider made with cultured yeast and wild apples. Alex says it is "fresh, fruity, and acid driven". The Almaty Export is aging in oak and is a blend of native and cultured yeasts. Both ciders and all future Apple City Ciders moving forward are bottled in 750ML with crown caps. The Movie: Cider in Kazakhstan The Thomas filmed a documentary of the wild apple forest with special guests, Andrew Lea, Claude Jolicoeur, Ryan Burk and Peter Mitchell. The documentary is 2 hours and 13 minutes (which is divided up into 3 Parts) has been reformatted into a one hour show and is slated to be featured on Amazon Prime. Watch on Vimeo  Contact for Apple City Cider website: https://applecitycider.com/ Mentions in this Chat CiderCon 2023 Call for proposals - go to ciderassociation.org French Cider Tour Normandy & Brittany, France - September 18th-24th, 2022 Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today! 

    322: The Celebrated Poiré & Calvados of Pacory | FR

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 33:11


    The Pacory Family at Grimaux in Domfrontais Began in 1939 when Marcel Pacory bought 20 hectres of land with what was called a forest of apple and pears trees. Marcel had three sons Paul, Claude & Marcel and three daughters who were all involved in the operations of the farm which produced both milk products and cider/poiré. Frédéric Pacory Today, Claude's son Frédéric Pacory runs cidermaking after his father retired in 1989. The farm is certified organic. There are over 100 hectres (200+ acres) with 800 pear tree and 600 apple trees. All the trees are standard size. Wife Catherine and son Simon and Frédéric's sister Héléne also work on the farm. Pacory Products Expect award winning bottles of both cider and poiré plus Calvados. Poirés The ideal! - won first prize in a 2022 Normandy competition There are a number of Poirés to try along with pear juice Cider Calvados Apértifs Grim du Poire is a a blend of pear juice and Calvados Vinegar Contact for Pacory Website Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour Normandy & Brittany, France - September 18th-24th, 2022 Group photo the roof of the Castle at Eric Bordelet[/caption] Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today! 

    321: Cider Styles with Eric Bordelet

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 35:08


    French Cider Tour with Eric Bordelet Reservations for the Normandy and Brittany Cider Tour have been extended to June 15, 2022. Find the trip itinerary and reservation link at https://ciderchat.com/france-cider-tour At the Cidery with Eric Bordelet In this episode we hear about techniques and classifications of cider made by  the well known French cidermaker Eric Bordelet, during a previous French Cider Tour in 2018. Eric Bordelet t-shirt w:Didier Dagueneau on Front This chat takes off with Eric talking about the difference between apples and pears and that it is critical to watch the PH of Pears when fermenting. This clip is taken from a longer clip that is part of a bonus audio   available to all at the Cider Chat Patreon Page. Steps from crushing to blending Collage - a French winemaking term that he uses to fine the juice and cider Bentonite - a clay used in fining - the clay dust binds with the heavy juice particles and they drop to the bottom and are removed Transitioning a family business Temperature control in cidermaking Instead of bentonite clay for fining the cider Eric uses porcelain filtration system Controlling the speed of fermentation - how to extend fermentation if the outside temperature is fluctuating. Eric use of words to explain his products - for instance "gastronomic" he makes two kinds of ciders gastronomic and Bretagne which he explains in this episode. He will make a Cidre Doux (a sweet cider) with a variety of apples The gastronomy cuvee Eric use a wide variety of apples and uses the same proportion or percentage of apple (or pears for his poire) each year. This way you can compare the vintage from year to year. The weather will make each vintage unique. He uses his own palate to decide how it will be and "does not leave the choice to others" Stopped fermentation Separating cider to make different blends Then we move out of the sun and and offer up the last couple of minutes for you to listen as we move into the tasting room. Contact Eric Bordelet Website: https://ericbordelet.com/ Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour Normandy & Brittany, France - September 18th-24th, 2022 Group photo the roof of the Castle at Eric Bordelet Episode 172: "Tasting with Eric Bordelet" begins at 10:35 minutes in. Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today! 

    320: Musée du Cidre at Cidre Prié | Brittany, FR

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 36:40


    The September 2022 French Cider Tour will visit the Musée du Cidre and Ciderie Prié. Find out more at the info page Karine Prié The History of the Musée du Cidre Jean-Yves Prié (1948-2021) and wife Janine founded the Musée du Cidre (The Cider Museum) in 1987 on a farm and orchard dating back to 1850. The family is now the 5th generation of makers on the farm, only recently they began selling it commercially when the museum opened. In 2018 the Musée was updated and expanded to now overlook the cider production. Upon arrival the entrance is flanked by apples trees. There is a large circular cider mill where at one time a horse would have been hitched up to the long wooden arm to whirl about a heavy circular stone that crushed the apples.  To the left is a bottle shop and tasting room where Cider, Pommeau and Calvados can be purchased. In this same area is a spacious gift shop. I spent a bit of time just gazing upwards at the architecture of the old wooden ceiling. Inside the Musée du Cidre The museum entrance is across from the bottle shop and definitely worth a visit!  The first room has an assortment of collections both on apples and photos of cidermaking in the region.  I thought that was enough but was then lead into the new addition with high ceilings and a collection of historical cidermaking equipment. Son Philippe Prié has taken over the cidermaking duties and his wife Karine the museum and store. Today is it a show piece that has breathtaking views and of course excellent cider! Philippe Prié Cidre Prié 44 different apple varieties At the entrance is a conservancy for the apples in the area to keep the really old varieties 3 full time employees A working farm with milk cows and orchards Contact for Musée du Cidre and Cidre Prie Website: https://www.museeducidre.fr/  Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour | Normandy and Brittany September 18th-24th, 2022 2018 Totally Cider Tour at Domaine Dupont Support this Sponsors of Cider Chat, so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today! 

    319: Arnaud Jouny's Cidre, Poire & Chouchen | Brittany, FR

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 38:20


    Bretagne's Domaine Jouny In 1997 Arnaud Jouny was a professional bee keeper. In 2014 he built the current building where he both makes cidre and poire and also distills. He also makes a local product known as Chouchen.  All products made at Domaine Jouny are grown or raisded (bees) using organic practices.  Arnaud Jouny holding Eau de Vie Poire What is Chouchen Chouchen is kind of a cross between a Cyser and Mead. A Cyser is a fermentation of apple juice with some honey. Mead is fermented honey. Chouchen is the process of first fermenting apple juice and then adding honey. It is believed that the Druids introduced Chouchen to the locals and rumored that they also added bee bodies and bee venom. It is also said, that one glass of Chouchen would make you fall backwards and not wake up until a few days later. Today Chouchen is enjoyed as an aperitif. Where is Domaine Jouny Located From the coastal city of Saint Malo, Domaine Jouny is about a 30 minute drive to the east. There are some apples trees on site, but Arnaud gets most of his fruit from nearby orchards. Front face of Domaine Jouny Contact Arnaud Jouny Website: https://cidrejouny.wordpress.com/ Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour Normandy & Brittany, France - September 18th-24th, 2022 Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today!   

    318: Manoir de Montreuil | 13 Generations in Cider

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 36:24


    Domaine du Manoir de Montreuil with Patrice Giard In this episode: Patrice Giard recorded during the Totally Cider Tour to Normandy France in September 2018. The upcoming 2022 French Cider Tour will be making a stop at this ciderie. Patrice is a 13th generation cidermaker at this family farm. Patrice, his wife and his daughter are running the farm. His daughter's focus is on milk production with Patrice focusing on the cider production. The trees in the orchard that we were walking in were planted in 1996. In the tasting room Patrice Giard Some of the Apples tasted during this recording Domaine du Calvados  also known as De Clou Bisque Frequin Rouge Orchard at Domaine du Manoir de Montreuil 30 hectares of orchards on a 120 hectare farm Standard size trees The orchard management is to prunes the apples trees every three years. The orchards itself has 50 different varieties As required by the appellation of Pays d'Auge Patrice needs to have a map of the apple varieties in the orchard Patrice does not use any pesticides on his orchards. Orchard management tip: When Patrice notices insects on the trees, he lets the cows in the orchard to graze and they will scratch their bodies on the trees and in turn knock off the insects. While standing in the oak barrel room I asked ‘What is the minimum time that the barrels stay empty” The reply is that “There is no reason to keep the barrels empty” :) Contact for Domaine du Manoir de Montreuil Address: D101 -D85A, 14340 MONTREUIL-EN-AUGE Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour Normandy & Brittany, France - September 18th-24th, 2022 Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube Join the #ciderGoingUP Campaign today! 

    317: How a "Cyder" Teapot fueled the American Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 56:01


    Yes! Cider has a back story behind the American Revolution In the 1700s ceramic teapots were the political bumper stickers of the day! In this episode we hear about the Cyder Act teapot that the Museum of the American Revolution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has just acquired. The museum's Curator of Collections, Mark Turdo, tells us how the British based uprisings against the over reaching Cyder Act played a pivotal role in the American Revolution -  in that they help to teach American how to protest! Placing your dissent on teapots was an obvious protest and that is exactly what the Cyder Pot helped to teach! In these modern time uprising against tyranny happens on a daily basis, but colonist in the New World were dedicated to the crown and it was unheard of to revolt...That is until they began seeing English cidermakers revolt against taxation when the Cyder Act was introduced. These ceramic Cyder Act Pots were made in England and displayed in homes, but their symbolism was far reaching. Taxation's heavy hand was being push back and that alone was monumental forward thinking! The Stamp Act in America Gets Repealed Great Britain was on the hunt for more revenue and the Stamp Act was their ticket in the New World. It was set up to stamp a duty (tax) on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Thanks to the models of resistance displayed by the British cidermakers and their Cyder Act Teapots, Americans saw that they too could revolt against taxation! The Stamp Act never gained footing and was repealed a year after it was introduced.  This is all to say that the path to freedom and independence from tyranny is not always a straight forward path. The Cyder Act Pot is a perfect example of  a monumental sidebar lesson that helped fuel the American Revolution! Take a deep dive into this story in English Cider Fermented the American Revolution via Mark Turdo's blog Pommel Cyder Mark A. Turdo Mark also recommends Chapter 4 "The Cider Tax, Popular Symbolism and Opposition in Mid-Hanoverian England," in Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland, edited by Adrian Randall and Andrew Charlesworth. Help show case Cider's place in the American Revolution Your tax-deductible gift will allow The Museum of the American Revolution to complete the acquisition of this 18th-century teapot with the inscriptions “No Cyder Act” and “Apples at Liberty”. Adding this rare piece to the Museum's collection will help visitors see how taxation incited protests for increased liberty on both sides of the Atlantic, and ultimately led Americans to declare independence. Go to http://support.amrevmuseum.org/cider Hear English cidermaker Julian Temperly  share his tale and take on the historial Cyder Act Clock Contact for the Museum of the American Revolution Museum website: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/cyderpot Address: 101 South Third Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Mentions in this Chat  Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour | Normandy and Brittany September 18th-24th, 2022 InciderJapan - Japan's first and only bilingual magazine dedicated to all things cider Episode 181: The Cider Insider | 100 Craft Ciders to Drink Now with Little Pomona/UK Support these Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers. Send in your yeast quesitons for an upcoming interview with a Fermentis tech to info@ciderchat.com Sraml - Food Processing and Cidermaking equipment specialist Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    316: Celebrating New Zealander Alex Peckham | 1962-2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 72:50


    Alex Peckham New Zealand's Premier Cidermaker With wit and charm and dashing good looks Alex Peckham charmed all who had the pleasure of meeting him. The fact that he produced exemplary ciders was merely a side bonus. I met Alex for the first and only time in Baltimore Maryland in 2018. We were both attending that American Cider Association's annual trade conference CiderCon. I posted that episode in Season 3 of Cider Chat on episode 139. Since that time, Peckhams has continued to expand its cider offerings in both bottles and cans. It is a must have brand from this beautiful region of the world. Alex Peckham CiderCon 2018 Alex Peckham passed away due to a malignant brain tumor in April of 2022. He was 59 years old. The tumor had been diagnosed 3 months earlier. He had a a lot of life yet to live and is deeply missed by so many in cider world. In this Chat with Alex It is my hope dear listeners of Cider Chat that this episode may encourage you to visit the Southern Hemisphere whose growing season is much different than what we find in the North. I hope it will help you plan a trip to New Zealand and taste the cuisine, meet the people and drink their fine cider. Peckham's was never opened to the public, but that shouldn't deter you to seek out its cider now. And interesting coincidence I have reworked a bit of the news in this episode to update from the original airing in 2018. Interestingly at that time I was offering a cider tour to France. Caroline Peckham, Alex's beloved wife, wrote to me at the time of episode 139's airing, "Wow! We listened to your podcast last night and it was awesome - thank you so much! We loved how you went through the cidermaking year in the Southern Hemisphere - really helps people get a handle on the process and brings it to life.   Only downside was that we are now both so envious of your trip to Normandy!  My mother is French and I spent some time in Brittany when younger, eating galettes and drinking cider, so I know what a treat you are in for." In this episode 316, I am once again offering a tour to both Normandy and Brittany. After two years of pandemic shut downs, it is time to return. Reservations go live next week at the https://ciderchat.com/totallyciderfrance/  We have come full circle.   The highlights in this episode with Alex When is New Zealand's Apple Blossom season? How long is New Zealand's growing season? When do they make cider? Alex also shares tips on how he makes cider working with both cultured and wild yeast. Alex is full of cider knowledge and an absolutely delightful man with wit and insight that helps make this chat a must listen.  Who knew that hares could be such a problem in the orchard? Alex and Caroline Peckham New Zealand's Cidermaking Seasons January - Summer time in New Zealand Thinning, cleaning and clearing of the orchard as the trees are fully laden with apple February - Picking Cider Apples: Knotted Cornell Muscadet de Dieppe March Kingston Black Kingston Brown April into June Apple harvest continues June Apple pressing begins July Wassail Pruning of apple trees August - September Pruning continues September - October The south island of New Zealand experiences a long blossom time that runs through these two months November Baby apples are growing on the trees December The heat is back on as this region of the world is heading full steam into summer Peckham's Ciders Classic range - which have cider with fruit Good fruit, moderate sweetness with balanced acid, tiny bit of bitterness and astringency Special Release Ciders - one a month special blends High component of wild fermentation Contact Peckham's Cider Website: https://www.peckhams.co.nz/ eMail: ac@peckhams.co.nz No Tasting Room at this site Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour | Normandy and Brittany September 18th-24th, 2022 2018 Totally Cider Tour at Domaine Dupont Support these Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Sraml - Food Processing and Cidermaking equipment specialist Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    315: Climate Change & Apple Disease | CiderCon 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 54:43


    Climate Change insights for Orchardists Elizabeth Garofalo of the University of Massachusetts is an Extension Educator and part of the Fruit Team. This workshop presented how regional climates are shifting and the impact that climate has and will have on disease management and the pathogens seen in the orchard. The case study was on bitter rot and powdery mildew and how it is increasing in Massachusetts. View the entire slide show synced with the audio at the Cider Chat YouTube Channel 0000000 Download the pdf of the slide show as presented during this climate workshop via this link: https://apples.extension.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022_E_Garofalo_CiderCon.pdf Contact info for Elizabeth Garofalo Extension Fruit Educator UMass Extension Fruit Program Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment eMail: egarofal@umass.edu Mentions in this Chat New England Tree Fruit Guide RIMpro  French Cider Tour | Normandy and Brittany September 18th-24th, 2022 2018 Totally Cider Tour at Domaine Dupont Support these Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Sraml - Food Processing and Cidermaking equipment specialist Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    314: Top of the Mitten | Michigan Cider Terroir

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 50:47


    Northern Michigan a.k.a. Top of the Mitten A cider tasting with Left Foot Charley, Tandem Cider and Presque Isle Farm Cider as presented at CiderCon20222. Nicole LeGrand Leibon of LaNose Knows consulting moderated this panel discussion and tasting. (LtoR) Nicole LeGrand Leibon, Dan Stepanski, Dan Young Order of cider from the Mitten Makers The flight as poured during this tasting 1. Earnest - Tandem Cider | Suttons Bay, MI Tandem used cote du blanc yeast and a centrifuge to filter and stop fermentation. 2. Porters Perfection - Left Foot Charley | Traverse City, MI This cidery uses both barrels and stainless steel 3. Crabster - Tandem 4.  Antrium county - left foot Charley 5. Farmhouse cider - Presque Isle Farm | Posen, MI This cidery ferments their ciders with the wild yeast and only pitch yeast if fermentation doesn't begin 6. Single Varietal Kingston Black, Presque Isle Farm Presque Isle Farm - Kingston Black Brian Ulbrich of Left Foot Charley was not able to attend this workshop. Contact for these Makers Nicole LeGrand Leibon - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-legrand-leibon-91238315a/ Dan Young - Tandem Cider Dion Stepanski - Presque Isle Farm Cider  Brian Ulbrich - Left Foot Charley Mentions in this Chat French Cider Tour | Normandy and Brittany September 18th-24th, 2022 2018 Totally Cider Tour at Domaine Dupont GLINTCAP Michigan Cider Chat episodes 074: Nicole and Rafe Ward | Forgotten Ciders, Michigan 079: Dan Young | Tandem Ciders, Michigan 118: Cider Dinner w/Gitche Gumee Ciderworks| MI 125: Prez. Vander Heide | USACM & Vander Mill 127: West Michigan's Ridge Cider 145: 1 Guy & 6 Girls | Sietsema Cider, MI Support these Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Sraml - Food Processing and Cidermaking equipment specialist Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

    313: Wild Yeast Fermentations | CiderCon 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 63:04


    Wild, Clean & Free: Harnessing the Beauty of Wild-Fermenting, Without the Flaws Was presented at CiderCon2022 held in Richmond, Virginia in February. The seminar was moderated by Christine Walter of Bauman's Cider. Three makers shared a taste of their select ciders that are fermented with wild yeast or what is also referred to as ambient yeast. Another term for this type of fermentation is Natural Cider or a Spontaneous Ferment. The three ciders presented during this workshop/tasting   Levi Danielson of RAW Cider presented Koosh Wild Ferment. RAW is based in McMinnville, Oregon. Levi Danielson, RAW Cider Leif Sundström of Sundström Cider presented Sponti 2020. His cidery is based in New York's Hudson Valley. Leif Sundström Soham Bahatt is co owner of the Artifact Cider Project. He presented a 2017 Roxbury Russet Pet Nat. There are two Massachusetts locations: Cambridge and Florence. Soham Bahatt In this Chat (l to r) Christine Walter, Levi Danielson, Leif Sundström and Soham Bahatt   During this session  participants were lead through a tasting of traditional and pet-nat ciders and the unique processes that they use while producing a cleanly fermented sparkling cider. Mentions in this Chat Episode 296 with Christine Walter - Bauman's Cider | Oregon's Destination Farm Cidery  Episode  with Soham Bahatt - Artifact Cityscape | Building a Cidery Part 5 Albemarle Ciderwork episodes 56 Chuck Shelton & 254 Blending Like Maker Like Chef  Chuck Shelton on the Right in a Suit receiving the coveted Virginia Governor Cup for Albemarle Ciderworks 2019 Hewes Crab. Support these Sponsors of Cider Chat so they can continue to support this podcast and help you make great cider! Fermentis - Yeast and Fermentation Solutions for Cidermakers Sraml - Food Processing and Cidermaking equipment specialist Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube