We are past the making time of year and into the drinking time of year. It is wonderful to finally discover whether your efforts have been for nought or worth it.

but don’t forget to compare your brews with other local cider makers. one of our local competitors has been experimenting with keeving, to produce naturally sweetened ciders. The first results were a mixed bag. the process is a bit involved, but basically stops fermentation before all the apple juices natural sugars have turned to alcohol.

If you have never tasted keeved cider before, you are in for a treat. It is nothing like shop bought sweet cider.