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09-01-2016, 04:59 PM
Spent the day making some cider today and got more then expected
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We only stopped because we ran out of bags. That's from two trees from a buddies house who didn't want them.

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This is the homemade grinder and press

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Forming the grinder apples in the press

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Some unwanted friends along the way. My friend was stung once between the fingers and I had two close ones. We made a mess trying to get them out. Learned our lesson and put a strainer on top of the funnel.

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That's 26 gallons of cider. Next step is to wait for a month or less while it forments.
I think I'm good until next year! And it only took a day of work. After it forments we will bottle which won't take long.

I think I'll call it Stinger Cider.

Should turn out to be 7%

Dewey Cox
09-01-2016, 05:39 PM
Nice work

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Dewey Cox
09-01-2016, 06:46 PM
Did you build that press?

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09-01-2016, 06:54 PM
Nope that was my friend he's built 5 of them over the years.

09-01-2016, 06:59 PM
I think some more detailed photos of that apparatus are in order. Especially since I know where I could get a s##t ton of apples....

09-01-2016, 07:04 PM
I have one tree here that you can not make cider from no matter what you do. I tried once and had to give up with that tree so the deer get them. The apples are sort of like sand inside. It's too bad as it produces one load of apples.

09-01-2016, 07:18 PM
I vote for more pictures too. I am gettinh a ton of apples and would not mind some cider.

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09-01-2016, 07:36 PM
The masses ask and they shall receive. I'll take some more detailed photos and measurements on Monday after duck hunts so tag the thread.

09-01-2016, 07:40 PM
Pictures indeed. That's going to be an awful lot of cider, do you need sombody to help you drink it?

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09-01-2016, 08:07 PM
I could host a goc Alberta taste test

09-01-2016, 08:08 PM
Mmmmmm taste test.

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09-01-2016, 09:13 PM
That sounds fantastic 😊

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10-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Almost looks as good as my cider. Its 4 litres of apple juice with champagne yeast in it. Been in the fridge for 8 months now. I'm going to give it to Jon as a wedding present one day.

Rory McCanuck
10-15-2016, 12:04 PM
Will it actually brew at fridge temperature?

10-16-2016, 12:17 PM
Will it actually brew at fridge temperature?

Lol. It sat on the deck for 2 weeks. It's not cooking anymore.

10-16-2016, 09:03 PM
Seriously though. That looks pretty good.

Let us know how it tastes when it is ready.