Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Homemade Apple Cider

After picking enough apples they start down the cider assembly line.  We rinse the apples, then fill a large water trough and with the help of lots of little hands the apples get a soak.

The whole apple goes into the grinding machine, where all the pulp, juice and peel is maserated and dumped into the buckets.



When the bucket is filled, the plunger twists (with the help of some big muscle strength) and mashes all the pulp, draining all the juice into a bucket below. 


Repeat, Repeat, Repeat. 

Then the juice is filtered through cheesecloth to keep any small fibers out of the cider.  


Lastly funneled into brand new gallon and half-gallon jugs with screw top lids to store in the freezer.  Then we all run in the house to warm up and have a Halloween party leaving this guy, to clean up the machine and hose off the sticky apple juiced driveway. 


And just like that 90 gallons of homemade apple cider

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1 comment:

  1. I love to look at your blog. I love that you are loving the farm life. And most of all, I love that you chose Bart and are a part of my family!