Cider Making Without a Smock

An introduction to Artisan Cider Making


Spend the day in the company of award winning cider maker, Laurence Conisbee. learning the craft of artisan cider making.

Who’s it for?

This one-day course is suitable for anyone who is interested in making real cider at home or even for those wishing to start a small commercial cider making operation. By the end of the day you will feel confident about making your own cider and will be able to leave with 5 litres of pressed juice in a basic fermenter with airlock.

No prior knowledge of cider making is required.

What do I need?

All equipment required for the day will be provided. We recommend you bring warm clothes as the course is usually held outside. There is also a chance you will get splashed with apple juice during the practical sessions so old clothes are preferable.

Full joining instructions will be sent out by email in the week leading up to the course..

The Course Will Cover

  • A brief history of apples and cider making
  • Overview of the different styles of cider, and apples varieties
  • Choice, selection and use of basic cider making equipment
  • Fruit preparation, crushing and pressing
  • Fermentation and maturation
  • Storage, racking and bottling


Due to the impact of Covid-19 all course bookings are currently on hold, but sign up below and we’ll be in touch as soon as bookings are open again.

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