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Cider Making

Make cider award-winning local cider maker James McCrindle
11th October 2020


Learn how to make cider on this cider making course with award-winning local cider maker James McCrindle of McCrindle’s Cider.

You’ll start the day by visiting a local orchard where James will talk about keeping an orchard and the varieties of apples suitable for cider-making. Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and gather cider apples to take back to the farm.

During the afternoon you will help to wash, mill and press the fruit, creating your own apple juice to take away. You will learn how to calculate predicted ABV and anaylse the sugar levels. James will explain how to care for your juice, including how to pasteurize for safe consumption.

This course also includes a tutored tasting of McCrindle’s Cider: James will explain how different production methods create the varying tastes in his range of cider and perry.

Cider Making only takes place in the autumn because that’s when the apples are ready!

Fee: £120


  • Food and Drink
  • Workshop


Food & Cookery courses at Humble by Nature
Upper Meend Farm
NP25 4RP
O/S Ref: SO 507089


Humble by Nature is based just outside of Monmouth in the Wye Valley. Easily accessible, situated close to the M4, M5 and M50.

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  • Monmouth


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