We were blessed with the opportunity to make some apple cider a couple weeks ago. We had never pressed cider before and were excited to get to be a part of it this year. In case you haven't pressed cider before, here is how the process works.
First the apples were gathered/picked, then we rinsed them off.
Apples are then put into this little hopper and ground up. The pieces of apple drop into a 5 gallon wooden bucket below.
Then the magic happens, apple pieces are pressed and cider appears!
We got a little over a gallon of cider per five gallon bucket. We brought home five containers of this ohhhh so YUMMY goodness. It was such a hit that we had them ALL GONE in five days! I'm happy none of it was wasted, but sad that is all gone already! I hope we get the chance to do it again.