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Interviewing cidermakers, importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!

Interviewing cidermakers, importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!
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Interviewing cidermakers, importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!

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Episodes

158: CiderCon2019 | M. McGraft - USACM Exec Dir

12/12/2018
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Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. ---------------------- The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) works on cider legislation, education, and cider promotion. In this chat: CiderCon2019 with the Michelle McGraft, Executive Director of USACM Find out about Michelle McGrath featured in Wine Enthusiasts’ Top 40 Under 40 Haven’t registered for...

Duration:01:02:31

157: County Cork's Killahora Orchards | Ireland

12/5/2018
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Killahora Orchards of County Cork is located on the southern tip of the Emerald Isle a.k.a. Ireland and was once the center of the world butter market. Historically it is also known as the “rebel city”. Today it is a thriving city with Michelin star restaurants and makers like Barry Walsh and Dave Watson of Killahora Orchards in Glounthaune. Killahora Orchards began to be replanted in 2011. Replanted because Killahora Orchards today, it was found, was also an orchard dating back as far as...

Duration:01:04:45

156: Not all lees are gross

11/28/2018
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Lees: When should we love them and when should we leave them? And what the heck is “lees” anyways? The main chat in this episode begins around 10 minutes in and features Curt Sherrer presenting his workshop titled “All Lees Are Not Gross”. This was recorded at the 24th Annual Franklin County CiderDays in November of 2018. Why rack off the lees? Curt recommends: The process for either barrel or carboy: This presentation will “lees” you with lots of food for thought and decisions to make...

Duration:00:58:51

155: Sex(ism) in the Cidery

11/21/2018
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Sex(ism) in the cidery was a panel discussion moderated by, Franklin County CiderDays committee chair April Woodard on November 3, 2018. The goal was to take the larger context from the MeToo Movement to the cidery community. The aim is to create an egalitarian, inclusive cider community and beyond. These industry leaders shared personal stories and provided actionable steps to thwart sexism. In order of who speaks on the panel Emily Ritchie - Executive Director of the Northwest Cider...

Duration:00:54:47

154: Turning Straw into Gold | Apple Falls Cider Company

11/14/2018
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Matt Oskamp and Amelia Campbell started Apple Falls Cider Company in 2017. The cider house is situated alongside the farm store at Campbell Orchards located in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Campbell Orchards is owned by Amelia’s parents Colin and Dianne Campbell. When Colin’s father died due to a plane crash, he took on the orchard that was started by his father. That was back in the late seventies when Colin was just in college. Today the orchard and farm stand is a testament of love...

Duration:00:53:43

153: Journey to the World's Largest Apple Tree | Kazakhstan

11/7/2018
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In this episode author of "The New Cider Makers Handbook" Claude Jolicoeur presents an overview of his trip to Kazakhstan in August of 2017. This presentation was recorded at the 24th Annual Franklin County CiderDays on November 3, 2018. Claude had a power point of slides from this trip, but do note that his descriptions fill in the void of not being able to see the photos. We begin in the Tian Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan. Locations: Claude states that one of the main reason he was...

Duration:01:03:18

152: How to teach Cidermaking 101

10/31/2018
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How to teach Cidermaking 101 is fairly straight forward: Have on hand: That is the basics, but in truth there is more to consider before you start publicizing your Cidermaking workshop. When Matthew Somerville reached out to me in September 2018 to speak with me on a cidermaking course he was setting up in his area of Ontario (Port Perry), I gladly jumped at the chance to have a chat. This episode features that conversation as we discuss all the particulars of setting up a cidermaking...

Duration:01:06:49

151: The Sweet and Sour Side of Cider Podcasting

10/24/2018
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Dave Carr makes cider using wild yeast and oak barrels (primarily). Raging Cider and Mead is based in San Marcos, California, which is about 15 minutes in land from Oceanside and based in San Diego County, California. Dave Carr Raging is an urban cidery with an orchard based twist, which means Dave is bringing apples from the mountain region to the east and pressing it on site at the San Marcos location. What can you expect from apples that are dry farmed? Read: no irrigation, hot...

Duration:00:57:08

Hallelujah! 150 Episodes of Cider Chat!

10/17/2018
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In this episode 150 The Nose visits the Cider House Recording studio and helps Ria look at “What is possible” in the coming year. With now a 150 episodes there is a lot to review and reminiscence after meeting so many wonderful people all around Ciderville. Please share a big tip of the glass to commercial makers and businesses that support the Cider Chat #ciderGoingUP Campaign. If not for their support, this podcast would not be able to keep it going forward. Here are the current members...

Duration:00:49:56

149: Pro Tips for attending Franklin County CiderDays | MA

10/10/2018
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Sign up for the New England Cider Tour November 1st! The first Franklin County CiderDays began as a one day event on the first Saturday of November. The year was 1994. It has been held on the first weekend of November every year since for the past 24 years. Much has remained the same, except that the event itself has evolved into a 3-day program. Listen to episode 046: Going to CiderDays to get even more tips not mentioned in this episode. This episodes provides you with key tips to...

Duration:00:56:52

148: UN Makers at Kings Mill Cider | Ontario

10/3/2018
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Kees Morsink and Margaret Van Helvoort have traveled the world as United Nations aid workers in Africa where they were fermenting everything from yogurt to mango and even doing some distilling. Cider isn’t new to these two enterprising Canadians. Kees had his first spontaneous ferment forty years ago when he put a gallon of cider in his school locker and the cider began to ferment. Now-a-days they split their time traveling to India, Nepal, and Thailand making jewelry. This lifestlye...

Duration:00:56:36

146: Sightseeing in Paris | CCLive

9/26/2018
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What do you do before a cider tour sets sail from Paris to Normandy? You take in the city of lights, sounds and sights. River Tour by Eiffel Tower This episode is a Cider Chat Live recording - I had limited time, so this one day excursion what the perfect fit. I began the day by visiting Montmartre. It is located within walking distance from my hotel. Montmarte overlooks Paris and is one of the highest points in the city - in the Dome, which I climbed …all 300 steps up and down,...

Duration:00:14:44

146: Cider Tour 2018 Netherlands | CCLIVE

9/19/2018
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Cider Touring 2018 Netherlands | CCLive I like renting from Star Bikes, located by Amsterdam Centraal. Nice location and best of all they allow you the ability to drop you bike off after hours. They might size you up and decide if you are the right fit to trust with the bike so act smart. Other rentals require a drop off time of 7pm. A recording from the Ferry boat behind Amsterdam Centraal - free both ways. The Ferry leaves every six minutes. Every 12 minutes after midnight. Take it...

Duration:00:19:47

145: 1 Guy & 6 Girls | Sietsema Cider, MI

9/12/2018
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Andy Sietsema comes from a long line of apple growers in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. He is a fourth generation farmer and now a professional cidermaker at Sietsema Cider. Since launching the cidermaking operation in 2013, the family's cider mill and orchard runed by Andy's parents in the town of Ada has closed operations as of 2018. When news broke on the closing it swept out into the newsphere quickly, but anyone who was really listening, would not have been surprised. Farming is...

Duration:00:50:49

144: New England Cider Tour & Dinner | November 1, 2018

9/5/2018
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New England is comprised of 6 states, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and is home to some of the United States' oldest commercial cideries. In what is known as western Massachusetts, the annual cider fest known as Franklin County CiderDays, takes place on the first weekend of November each year. This year is the 24th annual and takes place on November 2-4, 2018. Cider Barrels outside at Farnum Hill, New Hampshire[/caption] To kick off CiderDays and...

Duration:00:35:00

143: Perry & Cider at Windswept | Georgian Bay, CA

8/29/2018
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There is Perry being made in Georgian Bay, Ontario! Windswept Orchard Cider is 2 years old (founded in 2016) and is the creation of Mark Skinner, wife Courtney and their two kids. This couples background is culinary cooking which is part of the inspiration for the cidermaking and their ability to tend to orchards. The 100 acre farm is located in the souther region of Georgian Bay. They planted over a 1000 apples varieties of the cider making kind. While those dwarf apple trees are growing:...

Duration:01:02:10

142: SoCal Irreverence at Ironbark Ciderworks, CA

8/22/2018
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Ironbark Ciderworks in Claremont, California opened its Tasting Room doors to the public in November of 2017. The large inviting Tasting Room has conical stainless steel tanks to one side and room for musicians to another, in the back. The front room has tables and chairs and a hot pink bar. There is also outside seating which offers a perfect place to sit and take in the dry, arid air of this southern California oasis. Find ample parking, a brewery across the parking area and a...

Duration:01:05:35

141: Cider Lunch at Heartwood Farm & Cidery | Ontario

8/15/2018
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Val Steinmann and Brent Klassen moved from the city to the 42 acre farm that is now called Heartwood Farm and Cidery in 2004. In the past 14 years, they created pasture and now have a herd of 20 cows each summer. They have planted an orchard and raised pigs, chickens and have two work horses. Val inspired the family to worked towards a “regenerative farm” and in short order Brent got into orchard care with nut trees and maple trees and of course soon enough apples and cider making. Kat...

Duration:01:10:44

140: Commercial Cidermaking | Niagara College, Ontario

8/8/2018
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Niagara College has two locations in Ontario, Canada. This chat features the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus which has a fully licensed winery on site (which is what is needed to make cider in Canada). It is here that past student and now the onsite winemaker, Gavin Robertson, works with students making cider to sell at the college’s Tasting Room. The course work is very experiential in that there is a small high density cider apple orchard on the campus, all the equipment needed to make cider...

Duration:00:56:04

139: New Zealand's Cidermaking Calendar w/Alex Peckham

8/1/2018
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New Zealand's Peckham Cider is featured in this podcast episode #139. I was able to sit down with Alex Peckham at CiderCon2018 held in Baltimore, Maryland. CiderCon is the annual trade conference put on by the United States Association of Cider Makers every year. Because I live in the northern hemisphere, I have long been very curious about the apple growing and cidermaking schedule in the southern hemisphere. Here are just some of my questions. The answers to many of these questions...

Duration:01:17:05