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Crab apples?

Postby Notsob17 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:07 pm

Got a bunch of crab apple trees on my property with an intense sour taste. Deer love them and I hate to take their snacks from them but I was thinking about filling up a bucket full if there was any use? Can I make a brandy out of this? Anybody tried it?
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Re: Crab apples?

Postby Truckinbutch » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:23 pm

They mature and sweeten when they have been frosted or frozen . That might be the time to ferment them .
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Re: Crab apples?

Postby NZChris » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:09 pm

I've never distilled them, but an addition of about 10% crab apples made us a nice hard cider. I wouldn't push that too far, as they are very acidic.

They can be used to make a nice vinegar.
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