Come learn how to make your own hard cider!
Paul Brookshire will illustrate the complete hard cider making process including what equipment is needed to make cider, what to expect from the process, how to avoid errors, and tips on customizing cider to individual tastes. He will discuss fruit collection and prepping, milling and crushing, fermenting and storing, and finally bottling techniques that can be applied at any scale. He also will conduct a brief taste testing of cider so as to illustrate the various aspects of cider appreciation and how cider-makers can control the process to a desired outcome.
Saturday, September 23rd, 10am to 12:30pm at the Ballard Tool Library, 7549B – 15th Ave NW. Please RSVP: Margaret(at)sustainableballard.org.
About Paul Brookshire: Paul believes that anyone can make an exquisite hard cider from the everyday apple and help build sustainable communities in the process. His aim is to discover forgotten orchards and fruit trees and explore their use in making fine hard ciders. He is a passionate and award-winning home cider maker (GLINTCAP Gold ’16) for over eight years, CPAC Certified (Cider and Perry Academy) cider maker, and community orchard volunteer.