One of our wedding gifts was an apple masher, which we put to good use when our friend Shaye came back up for a visit over the weekend. Unfortunately we didn't get the apple press part (the squeezer) but that didn't stop up from creating our own press!
The first time we made apple cider was when about 2 years ago, and Shaye was actually there then too. We didn't have any apple cider tools so we chopped up apples and put them in a food processor to get it mashed up enough to squeeze. It worked out pretty wonderfully until we burned out the motor on it haha, but by that point we had made about 2 gallons.
|Our apple masher at work! So much easier to do it this way!|
To get the juice out we used our press from 2 years ago, which as you can see, is two buckets with the top one being full of cement. We still needed some more weight to really squeeze out the juice, hence the cinder block and Will putting his weight on it! It not might be the most efficient way to squeeze apples but it worked pretty darn wonderfully for us. We ended up mixing some of our fresh cider with some moonshine our neighbor gave us as a wedding gift, haha only in West Virginia.
Have you guys ever tried to make your own cider?
Hope everyone had a great weekend, and is having a nice Monday!
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