The apples are rolling in and we decided to buy a press to try to make hard cider with them.
It’s raining apples
And that’s why we wash them 🙂
All crushed and ready to go.
Packed all the way down
And the resulting yumminess. Only a few of our apple trees produce apples that are decent to eat. The rest are small and quite tart, we were surprised to learn they actually make the best cider.
They don’t eat much of it but they are happy to indulge their urge to scratch.
Contemplating our options for turning these 5 gallons into hard cider
We provided sugar for the fermentation in the form of honey & maple syrup