Pressing Apples for Apple Wine


| 11/15/2016 9:26:00 AM


Tags: Homemade wine, apple wine, cider,

Erin SheehanLast year we made apple wine with cider we purchased at a local orchard. This year we decided to press the apples ourselves to convert into wine. Unfortunately for us, it was a terrible year for wild apples, so we had to buy them all for this project. We'd hoped to be able to pick apples both in the urban area where we live and also out in the country from abandoned trees, but an early warming followed by a frost meant no wild apples this year — not even crab apples, which would have added a nice tartness to the flavor.

First order of business was to cut up the four bushels of apples that Jim bought at the orchard.

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Then we put them through the grinder to chop them up further.

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Finally, into the press!




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