Pressing cider is a great way to preserve the tasty goodness of apples all winter long. Cider can be canned as fresh juice, frozen or fermented into hard cider, all of which keep for months if not years.
The trick is, how do you make cider without breaking the bank? We spend years saving up for a double barrel cider press, and I had to promise it’d be my birthday present every year for the next decade. Those things aren’t cheap!
I recently had a reader named Sasha contact me and tell me about her homemade cider press that she put together from recycled materials in minutes. She’s seeing yields comparable to our fancy press and for free!