Hard Cider 101: How to Make Hard Cider at Home

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This introductory class teaches you the basics of making hard cider at home including all the equipment, ingredients, and processes involved. The goal of this class is to give students a technical overview of preparing apple cider or juice for fermentation, how to go about fermenting it, and the post-fermentation processes involved – including conditioning, backsweetening, and packaging. You’ll see how to make a batch of hard cider as we talk our way through the instructions, so that you’ll have the confidence and skills required to craft fine hard cider of your own.

The course is completely on demand, allowing you to complete it on your schedule. Once purchased you'll have unlimited access to the course content with no expiration or time limit.

Total running time: approx. 46 minutes plus quizzes and supplemental reading. Once you have purchased this course, you may watch it as many times as you like.

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What’s Included?

Chapter 01: Introduction to Hard Cider

  • Lesson 01: Course Introduction & Overview
  • Lesson 02: Hard Cider at a Glance
  • Lesson 03: Equipment & Ingredients

Chapter 02: Cider Preparation & Fermentation

  • Lesson 01: Selecting & Sourcing Cider
  • Lesson 02: Preparing Cider for Fermentation
  • Lesson 03: Selecting a Yeast Strain
  • Lesson 04: Pitching Yeast & Nutrient
  • Lesson 05: Primary Fermentation
  • Extra Credit: How to Calculate ABV

Chapter 03: Conditioning

  • Lesson 01: Conditioning

Chapter 04: Balance, Backsweetening & Beyond

  • Lesson 01: Balance in Hard Cider
  • Lesson 02: Stabilizing Hard Cider
  • Lesson 03: Backsweetening
  • Lesson 04: Packaging - Bottles or Kegs?
  • Lesson 05: Other Cider Fermentations

Chapter 05: Additional Resources

  • Lesson 01: Goodbye & Additional Resources
  • Hard Cider 101: Course Evaluation Survey

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