Here’s a photo tour of Brian, Dana and I, along with our Berkshire Co-op guest, Daniel, pressing out a batch of Fire Cider.
From the left: Brian, Daniel and Dana are ready to get to work!
I assemble the juice press and sanitize everything in sight while Dana and Brian bring in more equipment.
Dana gets the Fire Cider pump set up so we can easily move it from one container to another.
Before we can start pressing, we have to pump steeped Fire Cider into a secondary container.
One end of the pump and a batch of Fire Cider that’s ready to press!
Once the stainless steel IBC is pumped out Dana carefully opens the hatch.
Look at all that golden Fire Cider pulp! We try to catch every drop and each IBC will fill 6 of these white boxes.
Working the juice press! It takes anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to press out the 6 boxes full of potent Fire Cider pulp.
While I run the juice press, extracting all the awesome Fire Cider flavors, Dana and Brian add the honey. At the end of the day we have a finished batch that is ready to bottle. I hope you enjoyed this photo tour of a day in the making of Fire Cider!