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109: Ice Cidermaking Tips with Chadd Cook

109: Ice Cidermaking Tips with Chadd Cook

Ice Cider is made by freezing fresh pressed apple juice. The first element to freeze in the process is the water that is naturally occurring in all apples to a less or greater degree. As the water freezes, the pure liquid apple juice (sans the water) is extracted and then made into what is known as Ice Cider! Canadian cidermakers hold the title for exposing the world to this process. Quebec maker Christian Barthomeuf is the man that we all hail as the ice cider inventor. Eleanor Ledger co-owner and maker at Eden Specialty Ciders lives across the border from Bathomeuf in Vermont and has become America’s go-to voice for ice cider. Chadd Cook of Cider Hill Cellars, who was on episode 104 of Cider Chat, makes an ice cider that was inspired by Eden’s ice cider with northern spy as the base apple. In this chat, Chadd shares how he “reverse” engineered Eden’s ice cider when working on his own ice cider for Cider Hill Cellars. Listen to his many tips such as, - the amount of fresh juice that i