Sunday, November 8, 2009

city cider

The stars aligned yesterday in our neighborhood as many folks found themselves with copious amounts of apples (see Leah's post) and a willing cider press. Together we all made lots and lots of apple cider--I didn't get a final tally; 35 gallons? We ended up with 5 gallons for hard cider and about 3 gallons of sweet, plus a bin of the chopped-up, squeezed-out apple bits that Skye's determined to ferment and freeze into applejack. Plans are in the works for a winter doldrums party. February at the Boatshop, people!


  1. Reminds me of the old days at Sloat's cider mill.
    And the teenage Skye always making some kind of wine etc. We used to have one of those slotted barrels--I think it bacame the base of the outhouse seat in Vermont! Creative use of materials.