You're Registered for my DIY Cider Class!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 33 Pressings cider-making journal.
- Pocket pH Kit.
- 1-gallon carboy (often you can buy apple juice at a supermarket in a 1-gallon glass container, which works great for fermentation).
- Airlock and matching rubber bung to fit carboy
- Wine Yeast (I suggest Fermentis D47)
- 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!