I'm a complete newbie at both wine and cider making, but over the summer I've made cherry wine, raisin wine, spiced banana wine, blackberry wine and I'm away to pick rowan berries to make rowan wine. Reason for all these being that I'm a student on a very extended break over the summer and I have nothing to do!!
I have several cooking apple trees in my garden, with absolutely monster apples on them. I also have a crab apple tree. Could I mix both types together for cider, or is one better than the other? I've already read the thread about using a juicer, so my trusty old juicelady will be making an appearance!
Also, does anyone have any great cider recipes and any hints or tips for a newbie?