Mulberry tree is in full fruiting.
With this we can make our mulberry cider:
2 quarts of mulberries
2 cups of sugar
4 gallons apple juice
even careful picking of the fruit will leave the fingers a bit purple.
nothing though that soap can not take care of.
|mulberry cider - mulberry fingers|
a quick rinse under running water, then put in a steamer so the mulberries can be brew clean.
i add the 2 cups of additional sugar to the water at the bottom of the steamer.
when done steaming i will not want to get rid of the mulberry rich water at the bottom.
steaming should be a minimum of 20 minutes.
|mulberry cider - steaming the mulberries|
after the steamed mulberries have cooled i will add them to the fermenter.
the order of ingredients to the fermenter:
2 gallons of apple juice,
1 gallon of apple juice (to clean the funnel),
and the final gallon of apple juice.
|mulberry cider - adding mulberries to the carboy|
i use vodka in the fermenter lock.
|mulberry cider - just waiting for fermentation|
bubbling glory as fermentation had been 24 hours active.
|mulberry cider - 24 hours of fermentation|
in one week we will move to a secondary fermentor.
we will keep 3-4 weeks in the secondary.