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Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider, 3rd Edition

By Lew Nichols Annie Proulx

Discover the pleasures of making and drinking cider. From choosing the right apples through reaping the liquid rewards of a successful pressing, this classic guide has you covered. With detailed drawings of cider-making equipment, methods, and set-up, even a novice juicer will enjoy sweet and spicy gallons in no time. Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols provide insightful, time-tested advice enlivened by a smattering of historical anecdotes. Whether you like your cider sweet or hard, you’re sure to find a recipe that satisfies. 

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“…one of the most comprehensive and enduring books on the topic.  [Cider] is a valuable resource not only for those attempting home bottling, but also for apple enthusiasts.” -- Gastronomica


“If you’re a cider fan – hard or sweet – or just like to experiment with beverage-making, this is a guide you’ll want to have.” — The Baltimore Sun


“It’s all there, from grafting to distilling, from applejack to vinegar.” — Washington State Grange News


“ … a straightforward, ‘user-friendly,’ step-by-step handbook … ” — Library Bookwatch

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September 08, 2003