Wednesday, November 3, 2010

THE MAKING OF FRESH APPLE CIDER


R
emember the last time I told you about Apple Cider?We went to an Apple Orchard last month and that's where we saw them making Apple Cider . Till then, I had no clue about how it tasted. I have seen them in stores, they have a pale colour...can call it slightly muddy in colour (which I think is because of oxidation). They were giving out samples and we got our share. It tasted so so good and refreshing that we stood back to see them make it. I am sure some of you wouldn't have seen this before, so here it is . I don't know whether this is how apple cider is made commercially, but that day, in that farm, they made it this way.


There were a lot of people other than just the 2 of us. So we stood in line. Patiently. And I wriggled myself to find a place as close as I could, so that...

... I could see  better and also click  better, without any one obstructing me ;-)

So this man, in red, was telling us that, the boy is putting in 24 apples of 5 varieties into a slot behind that wooden plank. And can you see that wheel in red? Oh yes, it's matching matching. So once the apples are in, the man in red, will turn the wheel...

... and the apples gets crushed in between and come out like that and falls into the wooden barrel.

This is how it looks like after all the 24 apples are crushed.

After showing us the crushed apples, they then push back that wooden barrel into it's place .

They placed a wooden plank, in the diameter of the barrel over the crushed apples.Then the boy starts to turn that black thing and it goes down and presses that wooden plank placed over the apples and squeezes them.Do you know what happens when you squeeze crushed apples that way? No?

This is what happens. Notice the colour? It's kind of white which turns into muddy brown later due to oxidation.
Do you know what happens when it's squeezed even more? No?

This is what happens.
Do you know what happens if it's squeezed further more? Yes? Ok...Sshhh! Don't act smart, now, okay? :-P

You get fresh Apple Cider!! See, I knew you knew it :-P

Then he showed us what was left in that bag, nothing special, just some really crushed apples which by the way is still edible.

It's time for some fresh apple cider! Notice the colour ,now?
Woo hoo! I got to drink another cup :-)

Now that's for you :)

9 Comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow awesome pictures, thanks for sharing them

Nithya said...

Thats a cute post :) loved the pics a lot :) Lucky you!! got to see it as well as sip it :)

An Open Book said...

Haha thats interesting..what we call cider in this part of the world is an alcoholic beverage made more or less the same way but fermented and is absolutely divine.Have usedapple cider vinegar though
We have cider festivals here and i did visit a cider farm last year where they make it in hugggggee quantities and store in massive barrels :)
Just a quick quest..how diff is it from apple juice then???

RM said...

Thats interesting and nice pics...once when we visited a vineyard in France...i did take some detailed pics like u did ..but never thought of a write up..and now i've forgotten the lil details..:)))...u r cool...thnks for sharing...Tc.Reny.

RM said...

Thats interesting and nice pics...once when we visited a vineyard in France...i did take some detailed pics like u did ..but never thought of a write up..and now i've forgotten the lil details..:)))...u r smart girlie..:)...thnks for sharing...Tc.Reny.

Priya said...

Woww fresh apple cider..awesome post..

Catalina said...

Very interesting! I had no idea how apple cider was done - until now thanks to you :)

Srivalli said...

That's a lovely post Ria..nice reading abt the process..

honeybeeluvsjackfruit said...

Thanks for sharing. I didnt actually know how apple cider was made.

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