We get lots of enquiries from people who have inherited a few trees or an orchard, and want to make good use of the annual crop of local apples and pears.

Newcomers to cider are unsure what equipment to source, how to press the apples, and the stages of fermentation. Hopefully with this list of resources on the Real Cider site I can make the entry level easier to cider making.

How do I make my own cider – real-cider.co.uk/how-do-i-make-my-own-cider

The Five Essentials of Cider-Making for Beginners

Basic equipment for cidermaking – real-cider.co.uk/basic-equipment-for-cider-making

We’ve listed the finest selection of books on cider making – ‘Real Cidermaking on a small scale’ real-cider.co.uk/books

Learn from the pros! – Watch cidermaking videos – real-cider.co.uk/category/cider-videos/cidermaking

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.

Let us know how you get on this year!

Cider Time! Photo by Bill Bradshaw ©

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