|Bottles cleaned and sterilised.|
The bottles and other equipment were all thoroughly cleaned and sterilised. This seem to take a long time. Mr. Fox then mixed everything all in a great big stainless steel pot (which is ever so handy when I make laundry liquid!) and syphoned it into the glass demijohn. It all looked like fun to me but the kitchen is so small I couldn't get involved in the action.
|Brewing in progress|
After about a week of fermenting in the spare room we decanted the cider into bottles and popped them in the fridge. For a total of $12 we got 24 litres of cider. It was mighty strong and barely palatable but with a bit of lemonade it can make for a cheap tiddly night. Our Samoan neighbours have been loving a few bottles....apparently it tastes like one of their traditional brews back home! They drink it straight.
|My job was putting on the lids|
We are going to try making beer next time. I don't drink beer but I am looking forward to seeing the brewing process. I can't wait to try cider again. We think we brewed it too long and that may be why it is so dry. Not enough sugar and a tad too much alcohol content.
|The finished product|