Self Squeezed Apples Cider

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davidstark

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Well i bought 2kg of apples and made a juice from them, now its fermenting!
Sorry for crappy pics, cellphone cam.

Ok the sliced apples


Juice machine, everybody would like one like this ;]


A cup full of fresh juice!


Here i pour the juice. "That what happen when you wait to long with apples, brown color. Atleast the taste is the same ;]
 
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davidstark

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Filtering, much apples dough...


After filtering... Ohhh the smell =]


Boiling/Pasturizing...


In my 1.5L London's Special Dry Gin bottle.



I will update as soon as fermentation is over. Well the juice is extremely SWEET so it will take more than a week :0

Sorry no gravity reader ;[
 

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Are you going to add pectic enzyme to clear it seeing as how you boiled it?
Personally I don't bother with the pasteurisation, I think you'll also end up with a cooked apple taste. I also wouldn't bother to filter the next time, leave the must as part of it, remove it when you go to secondary.
 

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Are you going to add pectic enzyme to clear it seeing as how you boiled it?
Personally I don't bother with the pasteurisation, I think you'll also end up with a cooked apple taste. I also wouldn't bother to filter the next time, leave the must as part of it, remove it when you go to secondary.
+1 to all of this

Next time just crush up a campden tablet and wait 24hours. Then pitch your yeast and you should be good to go.
 
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Well im to lazy and have not much time to go to other city and buy in brew supply store so i used bread yeast. I know not the best option for brewing but...
 
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Ok so the story is like that:
The water in the airlock didnt moved and i was wondering whats wrong. Well the thing is that i made to big hole and the airlock wasnt really tight, so i poured to another bottle made good hole and immediatly the water in the airlock moved upwards (the section that near the opening).
 

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I also enjoy the sound of a bubbling air lock in my bedroom :D The juice looked kind of green before it was exposed to air for a while, did you use a lot of granny smith apples?
 
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Bottled!!

Here is the 0.5L cider in the bottle! Now its aging and getting carbonated... :)
 
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