first things first - Honeycrisp is the best variety out there
I just wish it wasn't available only in the fall.
My wife is a big-time juicer so I may simply buy some nice, organic fruits, juice them up and use that for a cider experiment. for those without juicers - you can always take some fruit to a smoothie/juice store in the mall or something and slip the kid working there a few bucks if they'll juice em up for ya.
just a thought..