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Title: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: theDarkSide on September 24, 2013, 06:21:45 PM
Maybe Drew is forbidden for promoting his book since he is a member of the Governing Committee, but I'm surprised this hasn't been posted here.  This little beauty is on a plane/truck/bicycle/whatever on its way to me (delivery tomorrow).

http://www.amazon.com/The-Everything-Hard-Cider-Book/dp/1440566186/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1380046656&sr=8-6&keywords=cider+book

Adding to the list of other books (Hops, Yeast, soon to be Water ) that I still need to finish reading.

Of course, if I don't win Cider Maker of the Year, I will be asking for a refund  ;D
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: Jimmy K on September 24, 2013, 07:22:36 PM
Sweet! (or dry). It is whizzing through the air to my kindle.
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: denny on September 24, 2013, 08:41:25 PM
Not only is it loaded with great info, but Drew's writing style makes it a really good read!  Thanks God he's editing what I write for our book!
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: dbeechum on October 02, 2013, 04:16:45 AM
Yeah, I just wasn't sure about how kosherized it would be for me to promote it here - but in the meanwhile, reaction seems to be good! More people should buy it so I can make more stuff!
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: cheshirecat on October 02, 2013, 04:22:33 AM
Reading right now, about 80 pages in. Very well written, the writing style makes it easy to read. All the good information helps too!
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: theDarkSide on October 02, 2013, 12:22:58 PM
I'm through the first few chapters, which are definitely geared toward the beginner cider maker.  Flipping through the next chapters, I see a lot of in depth info which looks like it's going to make it a worthwhile purchase.  I'm looking forward to reading it.
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: dbeechum on October 02, 2013, 10:13:52 PM
Yeah, the goal of the book was to make a cider book that didn't start with "In order to make great cider, you need great apples. In order to get great apples, you must first plant an orchard"
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: micsager on October 02, 2013, 10:26:05 PM
My humble opinion says promote it.  But this brings up a question...   In a non-BJCP, people's choice competition, is it kosher (sorry) to have beer and cider on one ballot?
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: Jimmy K on October 03, 2013, 12:35:27 AM
My humble opinion says promote it.  But this brings up a question...   In a non-BJCP, people's choice competition, is it kosher (sorry) to have beer and cider on one ballot?
I don't see why not

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Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: AmandaK on October 03, 2013, 12:13:43 PM
My humble opinion says promote it.  But this brings up a question...   In a non-BJCP, people's choice competition, is it kosher (sorry) to have beer and cider on one ballot?

Hell, I've mixed beer, mead and cider together in a BJCP BOS in some of these tiny competitions around the area. I think non-BJCP peoples' choice would be just fine.
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: mosinnagant on October 14, 2013, 05:00:03 PM
Just purchased, will definitely read before I try to make anything :)
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: denny on October 14, 2013, 06:11:01 PM
You won't regret it!  Not only is it full of great info, it's really well written and very readable.
Title: Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
Post by: Jimmy K on October 14, 2013, 06:13:29 PM
Hell, I've mixed beer, mead and cider together in a BJCP BOS in some of these tiny competitions around the area. I think non-BJCP peoples' choice would be just fine.
I think pretty much any competition scheme, BJCP or not, is fine as long as contestants know what to expect upfront.