|First Day of Fermentation|
I can't wait! Our homemade hard apple cider is ready for drinking today! It's been an interesting experiment and we've learned some things for the next batch. In the first cider post, we ordered our glass jugs (carboys) and found some great online resources. Today I want to play a little catch-up and fill you in on how incredily easy the rest of the project has been!
|The airlock in a stopper|
The final step before the fermenting begins is finding a juice that will make a hard cider. It can be more difficult than you think to find a juice these days with no preservatives, so you can imagine my total shock when I found some in our little grocery store!
|Cloudiness from Fermentation|
We let it do its thing for 7 days before transferring to plastic bottles. After a couple of days recharging in the bottles (the plastic should become hard with the gas), we stuck the bottles in the fridge. Tonight we are going to taste the results - fingers crossed!
|Ready for bottling! Nice clarity.|
|Bottled cider - recharging before refrigeration|
Click here to start from the beginning with Part I!