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Apple Cider

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by CrealCritter, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Jul 4, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Looks delish! Light, crisp, and tangy - what else could you wish for?
     
  2. Jul 4, 2019
    baymule

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    That looks good enough to drink! :drool
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    I left with 18 full bottles of cider, I came home with 18 empty bottles of cider :drool. It's a good thing I bottled 66 :eek:.

    I got all kinds of compliments from wow your getting good at this home brew stuff to when you going into business, pops?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2019
    sumi

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    You should go into business!
     
  5. Jul 6, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    There's this pesky entity called the government.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Government can get in the way!

    A guy was here yesterday & asked me about goat cheese. e related that a farmer's market in Charlottesville had lady selling it...was impressed with $3 per oz. Suggested I might want to sell mine.

    :lol: Told him with regs to milk, handle, process, inspections, special kitchens...that $75K was needed. Not enough return on $3 per oz to get me into that! NO...Big Brother is not welcome. My gifted cheeses are appreciated.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Exactly and it's not much different with alcohol. All alcoholic beverages are required to go through a middle man (distributor) before selling retail to the general public. It's the distributor that makes the most money. The brewery makes very little in comparison to distribution or retail sales. Government, no thank you!!!
     
  8. Jul 10, 2019
    wyoDreamer

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    What an amazing change from June 1st to July 5th.
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    Lazy Gardener

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    Re: goat cheese, bottled products, and many other things that you may produce for sale: I think a barter system is by far the way to go. Of course... that can get tricky also. A lot of folks simply don't have any thing to barter for your product.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Boy, 66 bottles of cider doesn't last long, with daughter in laws bringing back empty 6 packs and asking for refills. I'm going to have to make another batch. I think I'll do a cherry/apple or pear one next though. I only have 12 bottles left :(
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