The tank on the left is 300 gallons of
Yarlington Mill, Dabinett, and Brown's Apple cider apple varieties.
It'll be our cider variety base blend #1 and if all goes well will likely be a pretty
fantastic cider as is, no blending required. However we may do some slight blend tweaking
between now and late Spring when it is finished. It all depends on what the cider tells us it wants.
The tank on the right is 300 gallons of our local Olympia
blend made from apples within a 20 mile radius of Olympia. Give or
take. Some of these apples came from a ranch in Yelm. I've got my
fingers crossed that this is going to be a great cider without much
tinkering. However should it need a bit of minimal adjustments it might
just get it, but it will be minimal. I'd like to keep this as pure
Olympia as I can. I'll be posting more about where these apples came from is future posts. Stay tuned.
240 gallons of pure Gravenstein cider from the Yakima Valley. I'm curious about this cider. In my experience Gravensteins make a terrific cider nearly on their own as a single varietal. So we may release a single varietal Gravenstein cider. However this could end up the base for an American heirloom apple blend using the ciders that follow.
We have a couple remaining smaller batches cooking too. 1) 80 Gallion tank with Macintosh and Jonathan heirloom apple varieties. 2) 80 gallon tank with Jonathans and a smattering of English cider varieties we picked up early.