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Cider 2019

First Pressing Random apples from some lady who dropped them off. Many were really old, and needed lots of cutting. Probably some Gravenstein and Golden Delicious? Fermented fast. OG: 1.040? pH: 3 gallons of juice Reinette du Canada Lots of apples off this tree, but they bruised really fast so …

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 …

Mead from wild yeast

We had some extra honey from our beehive this year, so we decided to make mead the old fashioned way, with just the natural yeast available in the air and honey. Shannon found an another post online, so before I knew it, she had the honey and water in a …