To give new cideries or ciders scaling up in size some advice, we tapped MARKS Design & Metalwork to give us some answers on the tools of the trade. MARKS creates American-made storage and brewing/fermentation equipment for beer, wine, and cider making. They has brewing systems, tanks, and can offer custom solutions for those in need of their services or equipment. MARKS can get cideries off the ground and are innovators in the space. One of their newest products in their new infusion vessel that we wanted to mention for cidermakers out there.
In tapping MARKS, we had a series of questions for them to answer to help cideries find the right tools for them at the right time. Without further ado, we have the interview below.
The basis for all good cider is the apple juice. Once the cidery has the apple juice, the basic equipment MARKS suggests making the best craft cider includes: