Details About Cider Making Lesson 1 - Basics of Cider Styles, Key Components, Tasting, and Testing


About Scheduling a Private Instruction

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. 

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

Approximate lesson time: 40-60 minutes

This Lesson 1 Plan Includes:

  • Ciders may optionally be brought by the student or instructor
  • Key Components 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