Home Brew Apple Cider

There are a lot of apples at my neighbors house. There are only so many apples an individual can eat.
I have stewed them - made pies - dehydrated them and now its time for fermenting...yays!

I have a trailer load to do something with (yes you read rightly - a trailer) and I felt cider was the best use of those that can't be dehydrated. I have made a few wines in the past, some good - some bad. My favorite being carrot (yes you read right - carrot wine).

We juiced some apples and I got some cider yeast then followed this recipe here.

There are many varying ways - I used my juicer to get the juice (don't forget to squeeze out the pulp there is a heap of juice there) - I heated (not boiled) my apple juice instead of using a artificial tablet to sterilize the natural yeasts - I added two cups of sugar for a bit sweater end product - I added the yeast and yeast nutrient - stirred and put in the airlock. 

I can't wait for those little bubbles to start rolling.

I'll keep you updated on the outcome - fingers crossed it will be ready for summer...or maybe even Christmas dinner.
Nom nom

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.