My third favorite (behind Good Eats and Americas Test Kitchen) food show, Food Jammers, just did an episode on making hard cider. They went the extra mile by building their own apple grinder and press and doing a natural fermentation. They also distill the resulting hard cider to make Apple Brandy, not clear on how legal that is in Canada. The show skips over some important details, but has lots of cool ideas and inspired nerdery.
Their website is: http://www.peacepoint.tv/foodjammers/
I made hard cider last fall, but went the safer root of using pasteurized cider and dried champagne yeast. Next fall I'll give the natural fermentation route a try if I can find a good local orchard.
Wow. That sounds so good. You're becoming quite the ingenious fermentationist. Perhaps I'll be picking up one of your creations from Dee's one of these days. :o)ReplyDelete
That was pretty close to happening a few weeks back, but I ended up turning down a job offer at a local brewery.ReplyDelete