Originally Posted by Crazytwoknobs
That's awesome, just over 2 gallons! Great job, did you pick the apples yourself? What kind of apples?
Ye the apples are from my garden - we have too many. This is just a test batch as they are not fully ripe.
They are not cider apples but there are 5 trees all with a slightly different flavor. 3 eaters, 1 hybrid and 1 cooker. I have about 60% of the apples from the eaters then 30% from the hybrid and the last 10% from the eater.
The juice is very tart. (also more sweet and apply compared to brought apple juice) I will see what the taste of the final cider is like as the juice is meant to be slightly more tart apparently but I will see. The cider should be ready in a couple of weeks.
Although it tastes very sweet to me the gravity readers were low so I added a small amount of syrup and brown sugar but not very much as I really think it is much sweeter than the reading suggests.
Well you say over 2 gallons it is 1.75 good old English gallons :P My DJ is only 5L so I am hoping some sediment is using some space and the rest of the juice will keep in the fridge to be added at the end for more flavor.
Originally Posted by Revvy