Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Getting Juiced

Yesterday we pressed apples.  

I washed them, DH did the crushing and pressing and filtering.    37kilos of apples, mainly Golden Noble.     We have 2 demijohns of juice to be turned into a form of cider;  we pasteurised 7 litres in 500ml flasks; I have another litre, which I couldn't fit in the pasteuriser, in the fridge.

Glad we did it yesterday as the weather is filthy today. 

Last year we pressed apples in October and did over 100kilos.    This year the apples were ripe much earlier and the Golden Nobles don't keep well.

We had the trees pruned in the spring, so it's still a good harvest.   We've got one tree that isn't ripe yet.

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