I'm looking for a merchant in NYC who sells a good selection of French sparkling hard dry ciders (from Normandy and Brittany). Also great if said merchant has more diverse hard cider options (UK or Scandinavian etc.) [more inside]
posted by spitbull
on Dec 6, 2013 -
I was going to make hard apple cider with champagne yeast for a party on Dec. 8th but wasn't able to start it in time. I know the brew process takes 14 days, but is there a way to speed it up? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Nov 27, 2012 -
What is going to happen to this fermenting apple cider while I'm out of town? [more inside]
posted by sa3z
on Sep 21, 2012 -
We have 8L of Growers cider left over from a wedding reception, but alas, we are not cider drinkers. Please help us make something drinkable out of it! [more inside]
posted by groovesquirrel
on Aug 3, 2011 -
I am trying to make hard cider and am having issues.
It has fermented for two weeks steadily and burbled the airlock nicely.
But no change in gravity reading and no taste of booze.
I don't understand. If there was gas release then the yeast was active.
I had this happen last time too. I introduced yeast twice, watched air action, etc.
I make beer and wine but am about to give up on something that should be easy but is inexplicably diff.
posted by kturner
on May 3, 2011 -
What can I do this old apple cider? I found a 30 year old jug in my inlaw's basement. It's funky and drinkable! What can I do to kick it up a notch? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno
on Jan 20, 2011 -
I've got a nice big piece of pork belly, and I'm going to braise it in cider and wine, as in this recipe
. I've made it before, and it was excellent. Which wine (or cider, or even beer) would you pair it with? [more inside]
posted by Siberian Mist
on Nov 23, 2010 -
What to do with an orchards-worth of apples? I have access to a semi-abandoned orchard (it's maintained, but no-one uses the fruit), and it seems a pity to have all the fruit rot; there's still a fair amount left on the trees. [more inside]
posted by Jakob
on Nov 4, 2010 -
I'd like to hang on to some hard cider though the winter — without it turning to vinegar. [more inside]
posted by veggieboy
on Oct 3, 2008 -
I seem to remember a cartoon (might've been a Looney Tune, with Daffy perhaps?) from my youth in which a pirate song that ends up with "yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" was sung, but it ended instead with a conga-beat rhythm that went something like "yo ho ho and a bottle of" (and here's where the conga beat came in) "rum and apple cid-ER / rum and apple cid-ER / rum and apple cid-ER" (with the 'ER' being the beat). It's an obscure vague memory at the outreaches of my childhood, but that "rum and apple cid-ER" has become a real earworm for me the past few days. Any idea where this little comedy bit came from, and if it's on one of the online video services?
posted by WCityMike
on May 29, 2007 -
My girlfriend and I miss the countryside of upstate New York where we went to school. Specifically, we long for the region's excellent, home-made, freshly pressed, piping hot, unpasteurized [!] apple cider. We're now in New York City looking for that wonderfully nostalgic autumn taste. Where should we go?
posted by themadjuggler
on Sep 26, 2006 -