The perfect introductory guide to the craft of cidermaking, Real Cidermaking on a Small Scale contains all the necessary information to make authentic apple cider. This handy, illustrated book takes you step-by-step to get you well on your way to crafting some fantastic blends of delicious cider. Real Cidermaking on a Small Scale will jumpstart your cidermaking enthusiasm and: *Introduces you to the wonderful and ancient art of making home-brewed apple cider--yum! *Sparks excitement in a fun and rewarding hobby. Who doesn't want delicious apple cider year-round? *Covers technical information like the fermentation process, pasteurization, and what a hydrometer is in an easy-to-understand manner. *Teaches you how to make a high-quality batch of apple cider that you can sell with confidence. *Ever wanted to set up a stand at a farmer's market or fair? Now you can! Pick apples from your backyard, plan a trip to an apple orchard, or visit the local grocery market and grab a copy of this book. Get ready to amaze your friends and neighbors with a delightful cup of fresh apple cider. Although ideal, you don't have to wait for fall to make cider. You also don't have to wait for the holidays to enjoy a fresh cup of cider. With the right know-how and some practice, you can stock up on enough cider to last every season. The book opens with excellent information on apples and illustrates the incredible features of this delectable fruit. For example, did you know it has taken humans thousands of years to create the different apples we have today? From there, the book offers a brief history of cidermaking, which predates the Roman Empire. Then, the book goes into everything from building an apple press to washing, prepping, and crushing apples to proper cider storage. Curious about some tasty recipes and a variety of apple cider flavors? Want to spice things up with some hard cider blends? All are covered in this informative guide. There are even tips on making apple cider vinegar, marinades, and how to preserve pure apple juice. A handy troubleshooting chapter covers many common concerns so you're not left in the dark. This book contains seven appendices, including a helpful glossary of terms. This provides a valuable reference for some of the more technical aspects of cidermaking. This book goes beyond a beginner's guide. It can satisfy even the most devoted enthusiast of the ancient art of cidermaking. The authors, Michael Pooley and John Lomax, have over 20 years of experience as cidermakers. After you've read this helpful guide on cidermaking, you will be itching to put your new skills to the test. You'll be the most popular host in the neighborhood when you have plenty of delicious, homemade apple cider on hand when friends, family, and neighbors stop by!