When your wine is three weeks out from being bottled and it hasn’t really clarified...🤔
Today I racked it and added a little pectic enzyme to hopefully help the process along.
Of course I must sample the goods and l’m happy to say it tastes normal.
One fact about me: I'm a huge fan of green sauce and apple wine (especially hot one, especially on cold days). So I guess Frankfurt is a right place to be for me😎
What's your favorite seasoning, that goes with everything?
As previously mentioned, now in the late winter/early spring is the best time to prune fruit trees. Concerning apple trees, the first rule you must understand is that you only want to prune 1/3 of tree per year. The top picture is a tree which has not been pruned in decades. The bottom left is a tree which has been pruned in 1/3 stages for 3 years. Finally, the bottom right is my preferred look for a mature standard sized apple tree after 4 years of pruning. Notice the tree now has an umbrella shape with the limbs growing outwards at an angle with plenty of space between the branches. Compared to the non pruned tree, the bottom right will produce higher quality apples for a variety of reasons. First, there are more nutrients available for less apples thus increasing the size and health of the apples. Moreover, pruning allows an increase in sunlight and air to infiltrate through the canopy of the tree. The sunlight is essential since more sun improves the color quality of the apple. Additionally, the increase in air flow and sunlight helps to dry the tree off which reduces the risk for diseases. Constantly wet leaves and fruits are more susceptible to diseases. Furthermore, spraying pruned trees is much easier, effective and cost efficient. A pruned tree will get better spray coverage and will use less spray to get the job done. As always, remember to disinfect your pruning tools from tree to tree. While it may seem a daunting task at first, learning how to properly prune an apple tree will result in bushels of delicious and nutritious apples for many seasons. Whether you decide to bake a pie, make cider or wine, fresh apples will make you feel fine. #farmerpatyoutube#pruning#suckering#pruningfruittrees#pruningappletrees#fruit#fruittree#fruittrees#growingfood#nofarmsnofood#johnnyappleseed#applewine#applepie#treesurgeon#apples#appletrees#apple#anappleadaykeepsthedoctoraway#foodismymedicine
Ricker Hill: Maniac Mac Blueberry
Color: Deep dark red, clear
Aroma: Blueberries, slight vanilla and sweet apple
The front is mildly sweet with a petillant carbonation. The mid has blueberry and floral apple notes, with a vanilla caramel undertone. The finish is semisweet with a subtle bright acidity. Overall, love it; more like a sweet dessert wine than a cider...but it is still awesome!
Recommended season: Spring
Food pairing: creme brûlée or for brunch