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Cider 2018

Apple sources for 2018: Seth’s apple tree may be a “Lady” apple.  If so, I found some existing Lady cider notes. Ripe early Sept., but could probably wait till Sequoia St. Crabapples: only two bags, really bruised. Small harvest this year because the tree was pruned. Sheila has some “Reinette …

Sauerkraut

Adventures in making Sauerkraut from Sandor Katz’s book and Michael Pollan’s recipe based on it 2018/05/19 1 head of red cabbage 1 head of green cabbage 4.4 lbs total Grated on Babcii’s cabbage slicer! Added 4.4 * 1.5 tsp salt = 6.6 tsp + a little extra = 8 tsp …

Apple Cider Vinegar

How to make cider vinegar Make apple cider alcohol Open lid to allow air to enter the container.  Replace lid with cheesecloth to keep bugs from getting in. A gelatinous mat will form on the top surface.  That’s the culture that’s converting the alcohol to vinegar. Wait a few months. …