cider making

There is Art in Cidermaking!

*This piece first published on Finger Lakes Cider House website 11/24/15, written by Eric Shatt of Redbyrd Orchard Cider There is Art in cidermaking!!  The decisions made along the way direct the outcome. The blend of apples planted, where they are planted, when to pick them, how long to sweat them, which ones to press together, how hard to press them, where to ferment the cider —-size and container, barrel or Stainless Steel, yeast, temperature, lees contact, aging, use of sulfites, bulk aging, blending, []