Monday, September 21, 2009

Cider Man

Over the weekend the young squire and I pressed our first ever batch of apple cider using a cider press our young miss picked up at an auction. We ended up with 12 gallons - 10 of which we are going to turn into hard cider. It's already in the cellar beginning its primary fermentation. We hope to have 25 gallons of hard cider by the time the season is over and are already looking forward to offering it to our guests at Thanksgiving.

This is definitely a job for more than two people as it literally took us all weekend to make 12 gallons. But we took our time and picked through all of the apples, removing any questionable spots or bruises. As a result, the juice we got was delicious and we are hopeful it will make drinkable hard cider.

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