At the start of the month I embarked on a project to make Frankfurt-style apfelwein. Today Chris and I bottled the stuff, then sampled it at dinner with Bill and AJ.
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!
Frankfurt Palmengarten (botanical garden).
The photos that were the most fun to take were the goslings; I was surprised that the parents (who were right nearby) didn't take much notice of me, even when I got within 2-3 feet of their babies! The little ones barely noticed me either. I took 200 images of them alone, so it was hard picking just 3 to show here.
I've just returned from a vacation in Germany and France. Over the next few days I'll be putting some of my 600 photos online, roughly in chronological order.
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