Saturday, September 19, 2009

Apple Cider Making in Washington State. August 2009

My in laws have quite a bit of apple trees in their yard. A few years ago they decided to purchase a cider maker. It makes great cider and has been a lot of fun for the family. On this day Joe and his brother Mike were making it with help from their mom and pop.

You start with a wheel barrow of apples.


Gather them up to put them in the cider press.



Run them through the machine and press the pulp free of it's juices.


Strain the juice..



And then you get cider. I wish I took a picture of the finished product.. Darn!

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5 comments:

Adele said...

That is soooo cool. Do they use the pulp of the apples for anything?

Tink said...

No but that would make for good compost..

dAwN said...

oh yummy...did u bring back any samples? Did it taste good?

Tink said...

it was a little tart.. they were tart apples. No i didnt bring any back.

Lindy said...

Thanks for sharing your cider making experiences. Our family too discovered cider making. We are now into our second year of making sweet and hard cider at our vacation home by Lake Chelan with friends and family.
Since we core our apples before grinding, I have been exploring the use of the pressed apple pulp in a streussel type roll and in something similar to apple sauce cake.