Cider Making – Sunday Sept 25th – 10am – 4:30pm

We are seeing a huge increase of craft cider producers. This one day course covers everything you need to know about making craft cider. The trainee will be taken through every step of the process, from variety selection to bottling. The theory and the underlying principles of brewing and cider making will be supported by hands on experience such as apple pressing, juice analysis, cider racking, bottling and tasting. Trainees need to bring 6-8 kg of apples (but can bring more if you have them available) to obtain 4-5 litres of their own juice/cider to bring home. Also bring demijohn or fermenter with an airlock if you are bringing apples to juice. A good selection of carefully picked cider apple trees will be available to purchase on the day. Please inquire if you wish to order any of these trees or have any questions on equipment or materials.

Bookings & Information

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €80 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.