A lot has changed since my last update.
To avoid getting into a "long story" situation, I will just say that I hit pause on the cidery when I moved my family to Wyoming for almost a year. It was an attempt to give full-time oilfield work a serious look while not having to be so far away from home. In the end, we decided that oilfield work was not a good fit for our family, and we moved back to Montana last summer.
I spent part of the 2019 fall working at a wonderful apple orchard on the shores of Flathead Lake.
|Apple trees at Moss Farm with a view of Flathead Lake|
|Loading the tote of Honeycrisp juice in the fall|
|Frozen juice early January waiting to be thawed|
|Thawing concentrated juice in early February|
|Initial yeast pitch in test batches|
|First bottling: Cider inspired by the French "Cidre Doux"|
If anyone out there has any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and have a great day!