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IF THE HARVEST CHANGES THIS DATE MAY HAVE TO BE CHANGED
This course is for anyone who wishes to press and bottle apple juice and cider for their own consumption or for sale. It includes approx. 1.5 hours of classroom work but is mostly practical in nature. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
The Course will cover the following:
Selection and outline of care of trees and apples. The process of Picking, Storage, Washing, Pressing, Fermentation (cider), Blending, Bottling and Pasteurization. The sourcing and selection of equipment is covered along with estimated costs as is the use of additives and cleaning chemicals. Risk assessments, licensing and food safety registration is also covered in outline. There will be an opportunity to take home pressed juice from that day and bottles will be provided at cost price. Apples for the day may be pre-picked. An orchard will be viewed as part of the section of care of trees.