Cider Making: About the Day
The cider-making day will start at Brogdale Farm with a history of cider-making in Kent. We will also cover the health and safety aspects of making cider. This is a great time for a bit of Q&A and to get your queries answered in the cider-making discussion.
You will then spend the rest of the morning getting ‘hands-on’ with cider making. Heading out into the Brogdale orchards to gather apples. Learning about the best fruit to use and why along the way. Get hands-on by hand scratting and pressing your apples into juice ready to make into cider. Learn valuable skills from the expert teacher on what to do next. Discover all you need to know about fermenting your freshly pressed apple juice at home and creating the perfect cider.
Finish off the day with ready-to-make-your-own cider at home. You will leave the day with up to 15 litres of your freshly pressed apple juice ready to ferment at home. With full instructions and guidance on the fermenting process. This course promises to be a fun day out as well as a great learning experience, starting you on your path to successful cider-making at home.
If you want to bring your apples from your apple tree or orchard at home they can be added to the apples collected from Brogdale. Then blended it into the cider mix to take home with you.
You will need Sensible clothing and a pen/pad for note-taking.
About the Instructor
Michael White was born and raised in the country and loved it so much that he stayed to build a self-
What people say…
‘Michael was exceptional – friendly, engaging, informative, and extremely knowledgeable. He had a great connection with the group, answered any questions clearly, and a passion for his subject that was easily conveyed to those who had some knowledge and none (most of us). Highly recommended thoroughly enjoyed, thank you.’
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