So today was the start of cider season for us. The crabapples we picked from Orondo had finished sweating as had some dessert apples Tom had picked. Naturally the weather turned autumnal for us. This was the first time we had used Tom’s new cider press. Here’s a video of it in action:
Here’s the resulting crabapple juice, after grinding and pressing the apples:
It dumped rain all day, particularly on my “apple washing station”. But the new Correll press worked great (“bitching” per Tom), and the first step in hard cider production is completed. Now we’ll just need more apples to press.