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Cider Making Presentation Featuring Jim Rider

September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim Rider will be giving a presentation on September 28 via Zoom on the mysteries of making cider!

Update: the recording of this presentation is published here.

Jim Rider is a power hitter in the local fruit world and beyond. A 5th generation Pajaro Valley apple grower with a master’s degree in Pomology from Cornell, for decades he’s been a local leader as an innovative and influential organic orchardist, a pioneering red-fleshed apple breeder, and longtime MBCRFG member. He’s also a mainstay provisioner of apple and pear wood for our annual scion exchange and major contributor of unique varieties for our yearly apple tasting.

Jim has taken a serious interest in cider making over the last decade, and when Jim Rider puts his mind to something, it comes out good. It’s truly regrettable the group won’t be able to taste any of his fine, dry, delicious production, but Jim will be gracing our chapter with a zoom presentation to discuss the ins and outs of fermenting our own.

He will tailor his talk to the backyard fruit grower wishing to make cider from their own fruit. All aspects of the process will be covered, from handling of the fruit, selection and suitability of apple varieties, yeast strains, juice handling, fermentation management, barreling, fining, bottling, sanitation, carbonation, storage…

There will be a discussion period after the talk where Jim will take any questions that may arise.

Meeting Details

Monterey Bay CRFG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Jim Rider: Making Cider!

Time: Sep 28, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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September 28, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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