Y-Mill cider

MichaelAugust 24, 2013

Wow, made the first sweet cider off the Y-mill tree on Bud 9 and canned it, boy is it good! Truth be told, I mixed in a few apples off a different tree I budded several years ago but, Y-mill was the lion's share of the fruit in the mix. too bad there's only 3 more on the tree and I forgot to put the dozen or so apples in the fridge in while we made the juice, musta been excited.

speaking of exciting, I finally got an electric motor attached to the scrater, boy did that speed things up!!!

Hope all is going well in y'all's orchards,


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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

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    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 1:45AM
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Are you from middle earth? What is a Y-Mill tree and what is a scrater?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 12:32PM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

Y-Mill is Yarlington Mill cider apple. But I'd also like to know what a scrather is.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 1:31PM
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Scratter is the UK term for grinder...used to crush/pulp the fruit before pressing.
I am actually in the midst of building a new scratter to replace one built on hobbit technology (wooden acels, pulleys and bushings) that went up in smoke (quite literally) when it got motorized a few years back.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 1:05PM
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Thanks Rob & MH gal for the clarity.

The Yarlington Mill fruit was interesting, absolutely nasty, astringent as an eating apple but, blended with a few of the others, a tasty sweet cider was the result.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 1:13PM
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