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Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider

Book cover: Making, using and enjoying sweet and hard cide, by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols - available from
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Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider

Step-by-step instructions, recipes, illustrations, countless tips, plus interesting bits of the history and lore of cider. You get them all in the 213 page book Cider, by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols. It's a great book, the ideal companion to your fruit press, and shipping is free when purchased with your fruit press!

Chapters include:

  • Cidermaking: What You Need and How to Do It
  • Making Different Cider Varieties
  • Apples for Cider
  • The Home Cider Orchard
  • Beyond Cider: Vinegars, Brandy, Tasting, and Cooking
  • Cider and the Law 

“…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

“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

Paperback, 213 pages

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Brand Workman Publishing
Width 6"
Depth 0.5"
Height 9"
Product Weight (lbs.) 13 oz
Page Count 213
Binding Perfect
Cover Softcover
ISBN 9781580175203
Origin USA


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  • Great informational book
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I never knew there was so many ways to use apples.
    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Cider
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This book is quite informative, it is well worth purchasing.
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  • Works Great!!!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Pressed 38 bushels of apples into great tasting cider with no problems. I purchased it with the swing-out grinder, hopper extender, stainless steel tank and mesh bag options. This made it very quick and easy to operate and cleanup with just a garden hose. I mounted the press to one corner of a strong wooden skid about 3'x3'. With the press mounted to one side I could stand on the skid while I cranked the grinder handle and used the ratchet bar to press the apples. I added about one foot of clear plastic hose to the drain pan spout to allow me to set a 5 gallon bucket next to the skid. I put a honey strainer/filter on top of the bucket and a drain tap at the bottom of the bucket. Once the bucket was full I set it on a my work bench and filled jugs with the sweet cider. The only complaint I have is the black plugs that push into the ends of the frame openings do not fit tight and fall out easily. I fixed this by gluing them in with a little RTV sealant.

    Mounting on a wood skid is a great idea, Robert. The most common size of shipping skid/pallet is 40x48", and we think some users might find the addtional size helpful. A tip for anyone looking for a good skid to use: Most companies that receive freight shipments have extra pallets around, and the resale value of them is just about $2. So you can probably get one pretty easily for little or nothing. We'd suggest looking for a softwood skid, because the hardwood ones can be very heavy---and softwood like fir or hemlock will provide plenty of strength for this job. Thanks for your review!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Cider Book Helps Novice Cider-Makers
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    The cider book was very helpful to me and my wife as a novice cider-makers. There were lots of good ideas and pointers in the book that we had not even considered before embarking on our first cider-making experience. I know that we saved valuable time and avoided some "first-timer" mistakes by reading through the book ahead of time. We printed up labels for our cider (stored in plastic jugs)and everyone that we gave samples to really liked it. Thanks to the "Cider" book for some great tips, tricks and ideas that lead to our first successful crush!
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Best references
    By on - Verified Buyer
    After reading extensively about cider making online, most of which is hastily written accounts by first-timers and basement geniuses reinventing the cider press, I ordered this book - largely on the strength of my respect for Annie Proulx, whom I know to be a fine writer on any subject. I expected it to be something along the lines of an anecdotal cook-book, which would have been just fine with me, but instead it is a complete and authoritative guide to cider making, and something more than one can expect from manuals and amateur level journalism: it is very clear, understandable, well written and faultlessly edited. A great collaboration.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great book!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Good for beginners and advanced alike.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Well written
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Well written, to the point, very helpful.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Cider Book
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Looks like all the information I will need for my first attempt to make cider!
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  • Helpful for beginners
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Lots of information and helpful tips for beginners.
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  • A lot of Info
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This book is very informative and goes into detail especially in making hard cider. Some great recipies for cooking with soft cider. I looked for more information about books or on the web and this book was the best information I found.
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