Hiyo! Check my intro post for more info on me and my whereabouts but enough about that...
I'm a total newbie to brewing but my father and uncles have been brewing beers and wines for many years so I'm not totally "up the creek".
Unfortunately, none of them have tried making any ciders and while I'm sure many aspects are similar if not the same I thought I'd try to glean some information off the information superhighway.
So here I am! (I yabber if you haven't figured that out yet...)
I moved into a new place which has three beautiful mature apple trees and would love to brew some cider with them... but for God only know what reason, only one of them fruited well this summer and I've read that using one "breed"/type of apple isn't reccomended. Now I haven't done a lot of research here (but I will now that I've found it
) but that is my first question. One apple type or multiple apple types?
Second question is... Can I mix fruits with the main apple cider base?
I have two large well fruited Nan king (sp?) trees and Bing cherry bush that I think would mix well (as far as taste goes) with the apples. I also have access to my own and other raspberry bushes.
Which leads me into the third question... Which of the above would you recommend/want to try?
Any and all comments welcome!