Making Apple Cider

Don't settle for the thin, pasteurized, store-bought stuff. Making apple cider is cheaper and infinitely more refreshing.



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Making apple cider requires a grinder, a cider press, and fresh apples, preferably right off the tree.
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Pour the fresh-squeezed juice into plastic jugs for storage.
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Working the press.
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Preparing the mash in an old-fashioned cider press.
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The author's collects a sample of juice.
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A collection of apple products: apple cider, apple vinegar, and cider jelly.
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As in brewing beer, a plastic air lock allows gases to escape while keeping bacteria out.
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