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096: Finger Lakes Cider House | New York

096: Finger Lakes Cider House | New York

This episode of Cider Chat was recorded by Alex Kroh, cidermaker, roving podcast reporter and super, duper nice guy in Ciderville! This chat begins with Alex and Melissa and Garett venturing outside to the orchard and the asparagus polyculture planting just south of the cider house. They then walk east down the hill to the new dwarf orchard and talk about the differences between the two planting styles. In the second half of this chat, Alex and Garrett are in the production space below the tasting room and get into the weeds talking cidermaking technique.  traditional method (champagne method) encapsulated yeast vs. loose yeast tank carbonation making sweet reserve fermentation tanks yeast combinations and the ciders on offer in the tasting room. Alex writes, "When I visited the Finger Lakes Cider House in July of 2017, I was completely taken with the vibe of Good Life Farm, which is the on-going vision of Garrett Miller and Melissa Madden. More than just an orchard and more than jus