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Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own [Paperback]

Ben Watson

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29 Oct 2013
In this richly informative and entertaining book, Ben Watson explores the cultural and historical roots of cider. He introduces us to its different styles?draft, farmhouse, French, New England, and sparkling?and also covers other apple products, like apple wine, apple juice, cider vinegar, and Calvados.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 3 edition (29 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581572077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581572070
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.8 x 1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro 29 April 2014
By P. Mulloy - Published on
Author and cider brewer Ben Watson writes a celebration and history of cider. This is not a detailed technical manual loaded with detailed charts (although there are some), technical formulas, and specific recipes for different kinds of ciders. Watson is providing the information you need to open the door of cider enjoying and cider making and then conveys the excitement necessary to get you to go through that door. He provides you with the information you need to get started and the reason why. He also gives you enough enformation to carry you through your first several batches. He writes well and is entertaining. I enjoyed the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ourstanding primer for cider fans 5 Feb 2014
By Tj Callahan - Published on
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We are working on opening a cidery and this is a fantastic primer. Reading this has changed my thinking on what kind of trees I needed to plant for cider on my farm. Easy to read and entertaining. Good job!
3.0 out of 5 stars More than you could possibly want to know. 21 Jan 2014
By Nathan M. Schwermann - Published on
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So much history and trivia packed into this book, who knew there was so much to know about cider! Gives a great overview of every style of cider conceivable, but not a single recipe for any of them. Would be a 5 star book if a recipe was given for every style talked about.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 6 Dec 2013
By W. Whitaker - Published on
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Great book! Everything you want to know about cider from the history to making it yourself. Well written and illustrated.
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book! 24 Nov 2013
By Linkie - Published on
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This book is an excellent resource for learning to make your own ciders. It's opened my mind and taught me more about both the history and the process of making cider than anything else I have read. If you want to make your own ciders you need this book!
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