Sunday, October 2, 2011

65 hand-pressed gallons in 3 hours!

18 Comments:

Blogger doglady said...

That is pretty darn cool. I have always wanted to press cider from the drop apples that are free for the taking. I know you can freeze cider for a fantastic treat in the dead of winter.

October 2, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
OpenID barntalkblog said...

I love fresh apple cider. Every year, the local Antique Machinery Show makes cider from one of the machines, and then pumps it straight to a pasteurizer and then right into jugs for everyone to drink. It's absolutely wonderful, and my favorite fall drink. I bet yours will be just as delicious!

-Autumn

October 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Wow! Pretty impressive. Me and a friend just did ours yesterday and I got 9 gallons. They have a press but not that big. And they have a motor for theirs. It used to be hand cranked. But we still had to do like that guy was doing to press out the juice. That's the best stuff ever. And so fun to do.

How many gallons did you get?

October 2, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Whoohoo! I love raw, freshly pressed cider! Hopin' to make a good amount this year, but I probably won't make as much as you guys did! :)

Thanks for the video!

October 2, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
OpenID blackabyssestate said...

Very cool! There are so few apple trees where I'm currently living, but we're going to drive out to Apple Hill, CA in two weeks to pick our own and get some cider. Yay!

October 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I took home 6!

October 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger georgie said...

Oh that looks like fun, plus the cider will be delicious.

October 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Firecracker Farm said...

How many apples does it take to make 65 gallons of cider?!

October 2, 2011 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Niki said...

Cider is the best! I love a great tangy cider. I've thought about making some here from my apple trees but I've never gotten around to it. Usually we just can apple slices and make apple butter and sauce.

October 2, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

TGICT (Thank God It's Cider Time) again. One of the many things I love about Fall. So cool to see the hand press crank out that juice! Where was this?

October 2, 2011 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Campbell Kids said...

What fun! It's great that you have a whole network of friends there too. I love apple cider!

October 3, 2011 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger redbird said...

Looks like fun times-love the old press. Nothing like cider done "at home”—I'm sure you'll enjoy your take!

October 3, 2011 at 1:11 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

We filled the back of a Tacoma!!

And this happened in Shaftsbury Vermont.

October 3, 2011 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

Wow - I would love a sip of that! I read your blog and a blog from Maine; I live in southern New England and like to watch how the same season differs from state to state - some are already wearing wool, some are pushing the flip flops for a bit longer...today is a picture-perfect fall day - the first I feel it. But the weekend temps might just have me back at the beach and in the water for that one last dip of this year...Happy fall!

October 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

That looks really fun! What do you do with all the leftover apple pulp?

October 3, 2011 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

The pulp was carted off to compost by the tractor bucket load! 3!

October 3, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

Will you be making your own Apple Cider Vinegar?

October 4, 2011 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

When I was a HS senior (class of 1980!) it was one of the fundraisers that the sr class did. We'd go out all over collecting apples and picking where ever anyone would let us. Our advisor lived in our little town and we'd go to her garage and press those apples into cider and we'd take orders and just take it to school and sell it. Now there are more rules for that sort of thing and I'm sure there is no school activity of cider pressing!! Wonder what ever happened to the press??

October 4, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

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