Category Archives: Brewing

First Cider Bottling

Today we bottled our very first home-made hard cider. We had juiced the apples in late October. Following 3 weeks of initial ferment we racked and aged the cider for another 3 weeks. During that time it clarified really nicely … Continue reading

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Second Cider Pressing

After our first cider experiment we still had a bunch of apples left over. This time we were able to use a real cider press belonging to a neighborhood gardening group. Even though it was fully manual, it was so … Continue reading

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Hard Cider

In the Black Forest region of southern Germany where I grew up, hard cider is a staple beverage. In the fall, families bring sacks of apples and pears to the village press and take home the fresh juice in big … Continue reading

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