Course Description

The participants of this 5-day course – created and presented by Gerrit Blümelhuber of Doemens Academy – will learn the history as well as the processes of producing cider, with an in-depth look into raw materials and the treatment of, fermentation techniques, and the packaging of the end product.


Topics Include

  • Historical evolution of Cider
  • Raw materials (apples and pears)
  • Differing varieties and how to find them
  • How to plan an orchard and cultivate the fruit
  • Cleaning, crushing and pressing of the fruit
  • Treatment of the juice
  • Fermentation, Maturation and Lagering
  • Cider tastings from world-wide producers
  • Production process
  • Filtration and filling process
  • Visit to local cider producers

5 Days

On campus


Clock Hours

When does it start and how much does it cost?

On campus

WBA Craft Cider Course
Chicago Campus
27th of April to May 1st
Processing Fee: $250.00
Tuition (regular): $2,355.00
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