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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

133: Cider's Chemical Fingerprints

6/20/2018
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Cider's Chemical Fingerprints John Edwards presented "Chemical Fingerprints of Cider" at the United States Association of Cider Makers annual conference in Baltimore Maryland (CiderCon) in February 2018. The full title of this workshop was The Complex Fingerprint Analysis of Cider and other Alcoholic Beverages by Quantitative NMR Spectroscopy. What is NMR? What can NMR Spectroscopy do for Cider? NMR can do all of the above, albeit not all of this is now being done with cider. However in...

Duration:01:05:16

132: Barrels & Bâtonnage

6/13/2018
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Bâtonnage is a winemaking technique that is also used in Cidermaking. It involves raking the lees or what is seen as the heavy particulars of yeast cells that fall out of solution and down to the bottom of the barrel during primary fermentation. Bâtonnage is all about stirring the lees back into solution. Makers like Ryan Monkman of FieldBird Cider and Lee Baker of Keint-He Winery and Vineyards discuss and demo this technique in this episode #132 Go to Cider Chat YouTube Channel and view...

Duration:00:58:26

131: Cider Barrels with a Cooper, a Maker & Thierry Lemaire

6/6/2018
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Cider Barrel Maintenance The craft of making an oak barrel is called “cooperage” and the person who applies this craft is called a “cooper”. The skills of this trade have been passed down through the centuries. The tree and the wood chosen to become a barrel has to meet specific criteria, such as having a tight grain and flavor profiles that lend the tannin qualities often sought in a cider barrel. From the classic wide belly barrels to oval shaped vessels, the shape of wooden barrels have...

Duration:01:21:17

130: Cider Voices from Grand Rapids & #2GLINTCAPorBUST

5/30/2018
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Cider Voices from Grand Rapids Cider Week and the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition On the evening of May 14th Joby Willson, Mark Gryska, Charlie Olchowski and William Grote and myself headed out in a big old van to Grand Rapids, thanks to Mike Beck who invited us and hosted us throughout the week. Beck who he is lovingly called by all manages GLINTCAP and hires a team of people to run the program. Look to the GLINTCAP link to see the whole team. Once we arrived in...

Duration:01:00:08

129: Cider Dinner w/Carlo Hein | Ramborn Cider Co, Luxembourg

5/23/2018
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Carlo Hein has always loved cider. That cider love and perhaps his work in renovation and sustainable energy spurred him and his friends to start a cidery. Upon noticing the fallen fruit and neglected apples trees in his area of Luxembourg. He realized, “We need to save these orchards” And so he did. Ramborn Cider Co began selling cider in 2015 and is Luxembourg's only cidery. To make cider he first called Peter Mitchell, who is renown worldwide for his classes on cidermaking. Carlo...

Duration:01:01:42

128: Cider Wins Big | Beer Competition, Boston

5/16/2018
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Cider won big at the 23rd Annual Home-brew Competition held in Boston and put on by the Wort Processors - a home-brew club. Tom Bell’s New World Cider won both Best in Show for cider and placed 3rd in the Best Overall in Show. This means that Tom’s winning cider was placed in the final competition for Best Overall with 37 winning beers. Best of Show Winners Circle 1st Maurice Dalton’s - Gueze 2rd Matthew Border - German Pils 3rd Tom Bell - New World Cider 4th Brett Smith : Chocolate...

Duration:00:44:10

127: Western Michigan's Ridge Cider

5/9/2018
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Matt DeLong grew up making cider and what he once called “Apple Wine”. Western Michigan has what is known as the wine trail and there are lots of fruit wines, so it is no surprise that Matt first considered a career in the wine industry. Things started to change around 2009 - 2010 when he noticed a whole lot of ciders in his area of west Michigan popping up. He credits the support of his wife Valerie for helping him hone his vision and open Ridge Cider Company in 2014. The cidery is...

Duration:01:01:27

126: Little Pomona's Big Ciders | Herefordshire, UK

5/2/2018
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Little Pomona’s makers, Susanna and James Forbes have a long history with libations. James worked as a wine buyer and marketer, while Susanna who started in physics became one of the UK’s leading libation writers. Do check out her website and blog Drink Britain, it will be time well spent. Listen to this chat with Susanna and James as they tell their tale of moving out of city and into the country to begin selling Little Pomona commercially in 2015. The orchard is located in...

Duration:01:10:37

125: Prez. Vander Heide | USACM & Vander Mill

4/25/2018
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Paul Vander Heide opened Vander Mill a cidery based in Spring Lake Michigan in 2008. Some might think that 3000 square feet is a good size for a start up cidery and they would be right. But as Paul reminisces in this chat, they had to expand quickly when they had to move outdoors to continue production. In 2016, a new location was open in Grand Rapids. Both locations have a Tap Room and Restaurant. Vander Mill makes both modern ciders and Heritage ciders. Go to 31:57 in the podcast to...

Duration:01:01:09

124: No input apples at Big Fish Cider | Virginia

4/18/2018
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Kirk Billingsley has been charmed by cider ever since he was a kid. Coming home from school he fondly remembers being mentored by his dad who had a barrel of sweet cider (non fermented apple juice) outside the family’s home in the same county of Highland where he still lives today. In 2015 he opened Big Fish Cider Company after making cider non commercially for 25 years in his home. This chat was recorded at CiderCon2018. Sarah Collins Simmons who works with Kirk also joined us and...

Duration:01:06:42

123: The Perry Farmer in Loré, France

4/11/2018
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Poiré Fermier is French for Perry Farmer, which is only part of the story for the featured guest in this episode 123. Cidermaker Philippe and wife Marie-Claire Derouault also manage a herd of dairy cows who graze and laze among orchards of apples and pears on their 120 hectares (297 acres) situated in Loré, France. There are 14 Poiré producers in this region of southern Normandy and the Perry they make is known as Poiré Domfront. Here Calvados is made with a base of Poiré rather than...

Duration:00:56:42

122: Cider Behind the Scene in Normandy, France

4/4/2018
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Find this episode with photos and show notes and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Cider enthusiast Michel Dargent hosted Ria at his home in September 2017. Monsieur Dargent is a cider aficionado, making the two night stay at his gîte (bed & breakfast) the perfect stop on Ria’s cider tour of Normandy. Listen in on this intimate conversation as we discuss the ancient pear trees in the Domfront region, blood sausage and a very special cidermaker. Monsieur Dargent made...

Duration:00:55:48

121: Keeving & Perry | Tieton Cider Works, WA

3/28/2018
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Tieton Cider Works was founded by Marcus Roberts and is based in Yakima Washington. Tieton works with Harmony Orchards which has 55 acres of cider apples and perry pears. Marcus who takes a scientific approach to making cider and perry, is the General Manager of Teiton Cider Works overseeing both a modern and traditional approach to cider making. In this chat Marcus shares how Tieton using the technique called keeving to make Perry. Why make Keeved Cider or Perry? Keeving provide a...

Duration:01:07:19

120: Trevor Baker | Noble Cider, North Carolina

3/21/2018
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Noble Cider in Asheville, North Carolina opened in 2013 after Trevor Baker lost his job in online retail. He wasn’t a cidermaker at the time, but he and his wife Joanna both enjoyed drinking cider. After taking a cidermaking course with Peter Mitchell at WSU Mount Vernon, he delved straightaway into getting his own commercial cidery with his wife and business partner Lief Stevens. Noble was started with around 17 grand! Having a “good business plan with a good business model” says...

Duration:01:06:55

119: Stinky Cider Troubleshooting | Scott Laboratories

3/14/2018
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Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Prevention & Correction of Sulfur-Off Odors in Cider Production was presented by Rebecca deKramer, cider specialist at Scott Laboratories at CiderCon2018. Become an eCiderNews subscriber to download the Power Point Presentation that goes along with this presentation. Click download This chat begins at approximately 9 minutes in. Rebecca presents on the following topics Chemical Elements impacting cider Dimethyl...

Duration:01:03:17

118: Cider Dinner w/Gitche Gumee Ciderworks | MI

3/7/2018
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The main chat with Gitche Gumee begins at 12:00 minutes. Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! _________________________________ Cider pairs well with food, especially Ethiopian dishes that have spicy overtones. In this chat, Phillip Kelm and I were both attending CiderCon2018 in Baltimore thus the opportunity to dine at Ebenezer’s Ethiopian Restaurant and chat cider. This restaurant was chosen because it offered a Bring Your Own Bottle...

Duration:01:01:54

117: Distillery Lane Ciderworks | Maryland

2/28/2018
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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. ______________________________ In 2000 Rob Miller and his family moved to Frederick County, Maryland after having bought the property that is now called Distillery Lane Ciderworks via an auction. With cider on their mind they immediately got to work creating an 11 acre orchard by planting apple trees In 2010, Distillery Lane...

Duration:00:58:23

116: New American & Heritage Ciders | Newtopia Cyder, San Diego

2/14/2018
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Find this episode with complete show notes & photos and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. _____________ Rick Moreno opened the doors of Newtopia Cyder in San Diego County California in January 2017. He comes into the trade as an entrepreneur and owner of Tornado Seattle, a bar with a craft beer and spirits focus, also serving cider and food. Say’s Rick of his new venture with Newtopia Cyder that is both a cidery with Tastig Room, we are “making our own new American...

Duration:01:10:47

115: Baltimore Speaks Cider

2/7/2018
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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. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio and Spotify or wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on twitter @ciderchat Baltimore Speaks Cider recaps this podcaster's travel to CiderCon, while at CiderCon and the trip home from CiderCon. I left on Sunday (Day 1) traveling as far as Bethlehem PA....

Duration:01:01:22

114: Lee Reeve | World Cider Experience, Japan

1/31/2018
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Lee Reeve arrived in Japan in 2003 as an artist from the United Kingdom Today in Yokohama, he is still crafting his magician skills, but his love of cider has led him into Japan’s growing cider market. We chat on the current pulse of cider in the country and what Lee is doing to help inspire cider makers and consumers alike. And: Lee sees that cider being package in primarily large bottles 750ML as a deterrent to the general public at large not reaching for cider when it is only...

Duration:01:03:38