Cider General

Cider main page. Cider Making Notes 2019 Harvest 2018 Harvest 2017 Harvest 2016 Harvest 2015 Harvest My Trees: (years are the year of tree purchase or initial graft in January of that year) Sweet (eating apples) with the following branches: (2008) Jonagold McIntosh? Granny Smith Gravenstein (2016) Honeycrisp (2017) Kingston Black (2015?) …

Cider 2018

  First Pressing: 175lbs / 8 gallons of small apples from Seth’s tree. (Definitely not Lady apples!). Maybe Fameuse? 0.5 gallon of Gravenstein 1.5 gallons of Sequoia St. Crabapples (1.5 bags) 10 gallons total of juice, divided among 3 batches (plan for 3 3-gallon carboys) OG=1.050,  Acid= , pH=3.0 Batch …

Sauerkraut

Adventures in making Sauerkraut from Sandor Katz’s book and Michael Pollan’s recipe based on it 2020/01/04 2.8 lbs red cabbage 3.0 lbs of green cabbage Added 1.5 tsp salt per pound of cabbage = 9 tsp of salt Add 1/2 tsp of caraway per lb of cabbage = 3tsp 1 …

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. …

Bees

Summary of bees from each year 2020 Bees survived the winter after treating them with the formic acid treatment. They were growing like gangbusters in the winter/spring, and I needed to put more boxes on so there were 5 total, but then they started dying out front. When checking with …

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Campgrounds

Notes for reserving campgrounds. Book State campgrounds tomorrow at 8am for Fri Apr 02 2021 Holidays: Our holidays 2019/2020: MLK Day: Monday Jan 20 President’s Day: Feb 17-21 April 6-10: Spring break April 9-11: China camp reservations May 25: Memorial Day June 5: Summer Break starts June 10-24: Italy vacation June …

Babka

I adapted this recipe from Babcii’s original recipe, but added more butter for more richness.  I’m following the Tartine recipe otherwise.  Makes 2 Babkas. Make the night before: Poolish Levan Then, the next day: 1000g flour 200g sugar 25g salt 10g instant yeast 4 cups of raisins (half golden, half …

Wild mushroom buscuits

from http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/chanterelle.html Mushroom Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits This quick biscuit recipe is especially good when fresh chanterelles are in season. Other mushrooms can be substituted. 1 small onion, minced 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound chanterelles, chopped into small pieces 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons salt …

Cider 2016

Plan to ferment single-varietal ciders so we can taste the flavors of each, and then blend them afterward. I posted on nextdoor.com for local apples, and I got a lot of responses: Apples: Red Gravenstein from Curt’s place in Sebastapol Old apples and drops, very waxy when pressed.  Sweated for …