Not really wine
I just wanted to see how many people are into producing Hard Cider (hereafter referred to as Cider)? I know it doesn't really fit the title of this group, but I figured I'd feel it out and see what everyone has to say. After all it is home fermented from fresh fruit.
I produce Cider from my own apples and those of my neighbors. This is my first year to produce more than two gallons and I've had a good time figuring out how to do it. Lots of experiments, I went through about 20 gallons of fresh cider to get 6 gallons of good hard cider (the rest was bad, very sour, but I've learned a good deal). My best results have come from using the native yeast on the apples.