Originally Posted by mtusername
Hello! I have an apple tree full of worm free ripe macintosh (I think) apples. I want to pick them, put them through a juicer, and stick the juice into a 5 gallon airtight (with a co2 wine carb) waterjug. I am looking for apple wine or hard cider recipes. Please help as I have lost my book on homebrew. Thank You!
I don't think I would make Ed's Apfelwein with fresh apples. The biggest challenge is going to be turning the apples into cider.
If you want you can checkout my first attempt, and good luck:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=36792
Oh and by the way... the best recommendation I can give you is be patient... If you're looking at the bottle more than once a week after it starts to ferment you're getting impatient. It needs time.
For example, I'm drinking a wine right now that tasted like crap when it was given to me, but after 1 year it's not bad at all.
Not saying cider will take a year, but it might get good around 3 to 6 months.
Once you brew that, move on