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Interviewing cidermakers importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!
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Jan 27, 2016

Chris Jackson is new to cidermaking and his enthusiasm for fermenting is contagious. At Freedom Farm his family is working towards sustainability and he is blogging about it all, via his website FreedomFarmTV.

Chris had shared his photos of his homemade Peach Cider on Twitter and I liked him immediately. Finding out that he was blogging about grafting fruit trees made it a natural fit of a Cider Chat.

In this episode we chat about the different types of graft one could do to get a different variety of apples on an apple tree.

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Jan 20, 2016

Kurant Cider co-owner and head cidermaker, Joe Getz's business is expanding, just after one year into producing cider commercially in the eastern region of Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. Besides making cider at Kurant, Joe is also the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Cider Guild, the commonwealth's organizing body for cider producers and apple growers in PA.

In this chat, Joe and I discuss his ciders and why he calls them untypical American style ciders. We also look at the upward movement of cider in one of the largest state in the Union.

Jan 13, 2016
Mechanical engineer and entrepreneur Ryal Schallenberger is helping cidermakers throughout the northwest by providing a mobile juicing service. He drives truck and trailer right in to the orchard and in 30-minutes is ready to start moving through 3 bins of apples an hour with a yield of 150-200 gallons of juice per hour. Northwest Mobile Juicing offered services to cidermakers for the first time in 2015 and there is no looking back. [caption id="attachment_370" align="alignnone" width="225"]Ryal Schallenberger Ryal Schallenberger[/caption] In 2016 Ryal is looking at expanding his portfolio of juicing trailers. This means dedicated trailers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and a fixed location in Montana. In this episode Ryal discusses the roots of mobile juicing. Where did mobile juicing come from? Think German innovation first with the likes of Kreuzmayr (see link below)...a man from Canada going on says Ryal, "The Canadian version of Shark Tank" securing money and viola a business is born. Ryal expands the whole process from start to finish including the cost for starting up such a service. [caption id="attachment_371" align="alignnone" width="300"]Northwest Mobile Juicing Northwest Mobile Juicing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_372" align="alignnone" width="300"]Inside the mobile juicing trailer Inside the mobile juicing trailer[/caption] Northwest Mobile Juicing provides:
  • Pressing
  • Pasteurization
  • Packaging
Interested is having Ryal come to your orchard? Or want to get into mobile jucing? Contact Ryal Schallenberger at Northwest Mobile Juicing Tell him you heard his story on Cider Chat Northwest Mobile Jucing Links mentioned in this podcast Montana CiderWorks Budwood Coop Juicing Systems in Canada is the official rep for the Austrian company Kreuzmayr where the mobile juicing equipment is made in Germany. Donate to Cider Chat and help keep the chat thriving! 
 
Jan 6, 2016

Randall Grahm has been rocking the world of winemaking for over 30 years. He began commercially selling wine under the Bonny Doon Vineyard label in 1983 when he opened the winery's tasting room in the hills north of Santa Cruz, California in the village of Boony Doon. He authored Been Doon So Long : A Randall Grahm Vinthology (2012), and has the title and responsibilities of being President for life of Bonny Doon Vineyard. [caption id="attachment_343" align="alignnone" width="250"]Randall Grahm Randall Grahm[/caption] Randall's accomplishments in the world of wine are as unique as the man himself. •    Aptly titled the Rhone Ranger of California for his work with Rhone varietals. •    Pioneered the use of screw on caps on premium wines. Read the most recent list of his accolades. While I have long enjoyed Bonny Doon wines, I was in Santa Cruz to chat with Randall about Bonny Doon cider •    2013 Querry - 750ml is made with pear, apple and quince •    Winter Nélis Sparkling Perry Listen to this episode and Cider Chat with Randall Grahm. [app_audio src="http://ciderchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/012-Randall-Grahm-Bonny-Doon-Vineyards-California.mp3"] Links to the next big Doon step for Randall via the FaceBook page for Popelechum (pronounced “Poh-puh-lou-shoom") a 400-acre Estate, located just outside of the town of San Juan Bautista, CA. Randall Grahm on Twitter @randallgrahm Bonny Doon Vineyard on Twitter @BonnyDoonVineyd Contact Bonny Doon Vineyard Winery and Office 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Mentions in this chat with Randall Eric Bordolet cidermaker inspiring Randall's palate Didier Dagueneau, mentored Eric Bordolet Oregon based US Department of Ag- Germplasm Repository What is a medlar? And what does it mean to blet a medlar? Biodynamic Farming Donate to Cider Chat! Help keep the chat thriving!

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