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Hard Cider

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Sullivan Sep 28, 2011. 8 Replies

I've been doing some research about making some hard cider and I was wondering if anyone had any advice about making it and if they have a hook-up local to the Manchester area for getting…Continue

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Kevin Sullivan replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"I called up Johnny Appleseed's and they told me they got their cider from a farm in Easton (I think, one of those quiet corner towns) and it was pasteurized. I ended up getting it from a place in Broadbrook. I imagine that pasteurizing…"
Sep 28, 2011
Kevin Sullivan replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"I just wanted to let anyone that saw this know that after quite a few phone calls, I was able to get some raw cider from Applebrook Farms in Broadbrook. They press on site and the product changes as the different apples come into season. They charge…"
Sep 28, 2011
Scott Wieting replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"Sorry for the delay, Bob. It's pretty easy really. Get 5 gallons of unpreserved cider. Let it sit to room temperature over night. Start 1 pkg. champagne yeast in 1 cup warm water with 1 tsp. sugar until there's a nice layer on top. Pour…"
Sep 28, 2011
Gary Tucker Woodruff replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"Years ago I did a batch of cider using fresh unpastuerized cider from clydes cider mills in mystic, ct (it's at least near mystic if not in mystic). It came out undrinkable I don't know if it was process or recipe or infection due to the…"
Sep 18, 2011
Bob Hayward replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"Scott - Please share your recipe/technique if you don't mind!  "
Sep 13, 2011
Scott Wieting replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"Hi Kevin, I get my unpreserved cider from Johnny Appleseed's farm at the farmstand on the Vernon/Tolland town line. They only have it in the fall, but that's when I do all of my cider brewing. I've even done a batch from  Whole…"
Sep 11, 2011
Kevin Sullivan replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"Thanks for the reply, Mark. I'll give those places a shot. Any idea how much I can expect to pay a gallon? I'm probably only looking at doing either 5 or 10, though 50 gallons in a bourbon barrel sounds really good."
Sep 4, 2011
mark surowiecki sr replied to Kevin Sullivan's discussion Hard Cider
"there is a cider mill in portland ct on rt17 going toward glastonbury he sells by the gallon. you can bring your own containers or order a barrel (50gal  they are used burbon barrels and expensive) or get them from the farmers market in…"
Sep 3, 2011
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Hard Cider

I've been doing some research about making some hard cider and I was wondering if anyone had any advice about making it and if they have a hook-up local to the Manchester area for getting unpasteurized cider. I'd like to press my own, but I think by the time I buy the apples and find a press I can use, it'll get really expensive.
Sep 3, 2011
Kevin Sullivan replied to Ryan Galligan's discussion CT Home brew clubs in the group Home brewing in Connecticut
"I'm in Manchester, and I'd be interested in joining/forming a club in Northern Central CT. I don't brew as often as Ryan (I can't drink it fast enough), but I'd like to talk about it and learn from other, more experienced…"
Sep 3, 2011

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I am a library assistant and videographer working for the Town of Enfield. I recently started home-brewing and it has really reignited my passion for drinking beer. I'm interested in meeting with other home-brewers for tastings, swapping recipes and going to social beer drinking events.
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Home Brewer
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I'm honestly not familiar with enough CT breweries to answer this question.

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