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    Advice for pressing: cleaning and mashing, does it matter if apples brown or aren't sterilized?

    Hi everyone, I am attempting hard cider for the first time (4-5 gallons) with the guidance of a friend who has made it several times before. They have only used a juicer before, so since we are both going to be making cider we have decided to rent a press this coming weekend to make the process...
  2. paulvernon63

    Is stripping grapes essential?

    I have been given something like 25kg of grapes by a friend who very kindly cuts down the bunches for me and gives them to me every year. For the past couple of years I have stripped the grapes from their branches but she has given me far more grapes this year and I can see stripping them taking...