The Cider Mill Team: Keven Carter, Press Manager, Jim Maybee, Larry Marsden
Pasteurized Cider sold at the orchard:
Fresh cider off our press is pumped into a 5,000 gallon stationary stainless tanker then into an over-the road tanker for delivery to Citrus Systems in Hopkins, MN to be pasteurized and bottled. The apple/cherry cider blend is also made at Citrus Systems.
Made with our unpasteurized cider: Hard Ciders, Wine, Beer & Brandy
Apple cider - with spirit - made by our brewing friends with Kickapoo Orchard apple cider:
Available in our salesroom: Apple and other wines: Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery
Available in our salesroom: Apple and other wines: Sugar Creek Winery:
Available in our salesroom: Wines and Hard Cider: Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery
Apple Ale, New Glarus, WI: New Glarus Brewing
Fallen Apple, Spring Green, WI: Further More Beer
Available in our salesroom Brandy, Vodka, Madison, WI: Yahara Bay Distillery
Available in our salesroom: Apple Wines, Richland Center: Weggy Winery
Apple Wines, Dubuque, Iowa: Stone Cliff Winery
Apple Wines, Galena, IL Galena Cellars
Apple Wines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery and Distillery
A modern 24" continuous belt press makes pressing 800 to 1,000 gallons of cider an hour a possibility. Windfall apples are never used. Sorted apples come from our packing house in bulk bins, where they are kept in cold storage until an order is ready to be pressed. All apples are sorted again and sent through rotating brushes for a fresh water wash before dropping into the blade mill to be crushed into pomace, and sent through the belt press.
For further information about our pasteurized apple cider or apple cherry cider, or unpasteurized cider to be used ONLY for fermentation or distillation purposes contact the Cider Mill Manager, Bill Meyer.
Bill Meyer, Co-owner of Kickapoo Orchard and Cider Mill Manager