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Butford Organics Cider Making Courses

Learn to make cider the Butford Way. Here at Butford Organics we believe cider making should be simple and straightforward. This makes our approach ideal for the enthusiastic individual who wants to learn how to make cider and perry without complications or those with ambitions to develop a cider making business. The awards we receive each year are proof of the success of our philosophy.

We held our first course in 2012 and have followed this up with very successful courses in each of the following years. Indeed all our 2017 courses were sold out well in advance. Here are some comments:

“Very relaxed course with someone knowledgeable”
“Loved it. Really great teachers, methodical, helpful. No question too stupid. patient”
“A delicious lunch and an endless supply of cake, tea and biscuits”

We are running 4 courses again in 2018 on

October 6, October 13, October 27 and November 3

However we are really sorry folks but all our Courses are now fully booked. Sorry about this but if you cannot make one of these but would like to attend a course let us know here as we may try and put on another course probably on November 10. Furthermore if 4 of you get together we may be able to put on a course just for your group.

Details of the content are:

  • Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Outline programme:
    • Arrival, refreshments and introductions
    • Review of cider through the ages
    • Fruit types
    • Cider production – collection of fruit, milling, pressing, fermentation
    • Orchard walk
    • Cider processing – maturing, blending, preserving, bottling
    • Lunch
    • Practical milling and pressing session
    • Perry – particular considerations
    • Equipment
    • Legislative framework
    • Cider and perry tasting
    • Summing up
  • Cost: £95
  • What is included:
    • Refreshments on arrival and during the day including lunch
    • Comprehensive course manual
    • Up to 25 litres of juice to take away (containers not included)
    • A bottle of one of our ciders or perries

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