Pressing Cider with a Smile

We started out the night getting our apples and getting all of the cider press tuned up.  This is a press that I have been working on for a few years now.  I modify a few items each year as I turn it into a “well oiled machine.”  This first press what the best first press we have had, since we get a little more organized each year.

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Giving the apples a good hydrogen peroxide wash.

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Grinding the apples up into apple mash

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 Load the press up, and we are ready to squeeze the juice out of them.

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The sweet nectar flows out of the apple and into our bucket!

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This is soooo much fun.

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Just about all squeezed out.

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What remains after the juice is pressed out.  This year I want to make an attachment to the Cider Press which I named the “Candy Apple Press.”  The attachment will be a deer block attachment.  I will add a few choice ingredients to the apple pulp and press it into blocks that the deer will love.

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