Cider #15

1/5/22 – I bought three bags of apples at DeVoe’s Orchard the other day including two bags of macintosh-looking apples, then two of a more yellow big honey-crisp type. Two […]

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Cider #12

9/14/21 I rode my bike to Hannaford and picked a bunch of nice apples from the tree in front of the supermarket. I squeezed 3 gallons of juice from apples […]

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Concord Grape Wine

9/22/21 J offered me some grapes from his backyard, he had a huge bumper crop of concord grapes with plenty to spare. So I headed over and picked a “bunch” […]

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Cider #11

9/5/21 I ground apples from N’s brother-in-law J/M’s tree in Burnt Hills. Great apples – tons of wonderful juice! Made a bunch of unpasteurized cider that M and I drank. […]

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Cider 2020

This experiment involved leaving natural cider under an air lock for a few weeks and was not terribly successful but it had some mildly interesting results. I stored apples in […]

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Cider 2018

I picked up some apples at Devoe’s Orchard on December 23rd. I made cider using a dedicated garbage disposal to grind the apples and a nut filter bag to squeeze […]

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Cider 2016

It was an interesting year for apples. In my neighborhood, none of the wild apple trees produced any apples at all. Luckily at my friends A and H’s house, they […]

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Tasting Ciders

I’m trying different commercial ciders, and mostly focusing on ciders without extra added flavors (maple, cinnamon, ginger, hops, etc.). I’m curious to see what real hard cider tastes like. Commercial […]

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Cider

Types of Cider Sweet Cider: Straight from the press (blender) Cider Soda: During active fermentation, the cider is fizzy, some of the sweetness is taken away due to mild fermentation, […]

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