Making Cider

Inspired by a recent metafilter thread I've decide to try to make apfelwein (frankfurter apple cider). The post linked to a massive forum thread on it, which has been distilled (ha!) down into a wiki page. Like it says, there's simply nothing like apfelwein available in the US, which is unfortunate since I like the stuff so well. I'm particularly missing it now, having just returned from three weeks in Germany.

Today, in honor of national homebrew day, I put on my first batch of cider. Hopefully the odors of fermentation won't be too strong for us to handle. Unless something goes wrong, I just have 4 weeks of waiting before the recipe's ready. Watch this space for more details around June 1, and wish me luck at my new hobby!

Entry first conceived on 1 May 2010, 15:24 UTC, last modified on 15 January 2012, 3:46 UTC
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