Apple juice

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Apple juice

Post: # 12610Post digger
Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:53 pm

Hi all

We've got 4 old apple trees in the garden (unknown variety) and would live to make apple juice or cider. Does anybody know how? What kind of equipement would we need?

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Post: # 12615Post ina
Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:57 pm

There's a link on the front page of the site that might help
http://www.selfsufficientish.com/ciderish.htm

To make apple juice, various methods are possible if you don't have a professional outfit. We used to make juice a home with a steam juicer; my brother used a small electric juicer and then sterilised the juice in the bottles (not suitable for really large quantities - you'd be at it for ages). Or you could see if you can get a fruit press second hand.
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Post: # 12625Post Andy Hamilton
Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:50 pm

Makes good cider that recipe does, but do cut back on the amount of sugar. Most people will say that you need a cider press to make good cider, which is sort of true I used a potato masher though and it was much harder work.
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