First Cider Pressing of the Year
Ran our first cider this week - about 120 gallons total. Had a lousy year in the orchard last year so this pressing is greatly expected by our customers. Sure was hot picking and washing the apples. We have a press but do not have a certified building to work in so we run it down to an Amish orchard that does custom pressing - they press the apples you bring in as you wait so you know that you get back the juice from your apples. Dad's the blend master so getting our own juice back is important to him. Blend was about 85% Red Delicious and 15% Gala to give it a little tang. Makes me think it really is fall.