Cidermaking Lesson 1 - Basics of Cider Styles, Key Components, Tasting, and Testing - Saturday, August 13, 2022. 5:00 PM

Cidermaking Lesson 1 - Basics of Cider Styles, Key Components, Tasting, and Testing - Saturday, August 13, 2022. 5:00 PM

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Hello Cidermakers,

This is an opportunity to participate in our "Private Instruction" lessons with a small group at a fraction of the usual private rate.  By joining in with a limited size group, the fee per lesson is only $10, and the content of the instruction remains the same. 

We offer this group lesson as an introduction to our Private Lesson plan. By making our staff available to you for private instruction, we hope this will allow our hobbyists to go far beyond the content and skills developed in a single group class.

Our instructors can combine one-on-one support, with deep knowledge of the products available in the supply chain and the support of The Beverage People---a company that goes back to 1980, essentially the beginning of legal homebrewing in California.

This is Lesson 1 of our 10 lesson instructional series on Cidermaking.  You can view the full lesson plan content here.


About Cidermaking Lesson 1 

Basics of Cider Styles, Key Components, Tasting, and Testing


This is Lesson 1 of our home cidermaking lesson plan. Our private instruction lesson plans are instruction only.  They do not include beverage/food production on site or any beverage/food handling. 

Approximate lesson time: 40-60 minutes

This Lesson 1 Plan Includes:

  • Ciders will be brought by the instructor
  • Key Compenents in Cider – a handout with discussion
  • Lab Testing Basics – what can you test at home, what should be tested at a lab
  • Demonstrate: hydrometer reading, acid test
  • Tasting: addition of acid, addition of bicarbonate, addition of tannin.
  • Discussion of the different old world and new world cider styles.
  • Assign reading for next lesson: New World Cider Step-by-Step, and The New Cider Makers Handbook

Presenter: Gabe Jackson or Joe Hanson-Hirt

The lesson will begin at 5:00 PM.  Hope to see you in our Fermenter's Warehouse!

  • Enrollment is required and space is limited to 6 students. Please use the "Add to Cart" button and complete the checkout process.
  • WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: Length of the presentation may range from 40-60 minutes.
  • DATE AND TIME: 8/13/22, 5:00 PM
  • LOCATION: The Beverage People Fermenter's Warehouse, 1800 Empire Industrial Court, Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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