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You're Registered for my DIY Cider Class!

33 Cider Pressings

Thanks for registering! You should receive an email as the class approaches with some advance reading and of course, a class link. If you'd like to get a head start, here's a list of items you may want to assemble ahead of time:

  1. A countertop juicer. I recommend using one you already have, or looking at your local secondhand store, where they are usually plentiful and available for $20 or less. I use a Breville Juice Fountain.
  2. Apples (roughly 20 lbs), or about enough to fill a 5-gallon bucket. Apples are in season right now, and I suggest finding a neighbor with an overfull tree to pick (ask first). Adventuresome or especially penurious cider-makers can even use windfall apples - just avoid any truly rotten ones. 
  3. 33 Pressings cider-making journal.
  4. Pocket pH Kit.
  5. 1-gallon carboy (often you can buy apple juice at a supermarket in a 1-gallon glass container, which works great for fermentation).
  6. Airlock and matching rubber bung to fit carboy
  7. Wine Yeast (I suggest Fermentis D47)
  8. Funnel
  9. Two 2L bottles and caps.

If you need to acquire the last few items on the list, I suggest connecting with FH Steinbart (my local homebrew store here in Portland who also ship nationwide) or your local homebrew store.

See you in class!