|A Crabapple is basically any apple under 3"|
|Just pull a branch and you get rained on by fruit when they're ripe.|
|These are really tasty ones.|
We collected a full bucket of them, shaking the tree, getting rained on by ripe fruit, eating as many as we collected. Crab apples are a wonderful, very tart fruit, full of flavor.
|We cleaned the fruit in water with a bit of bleach as we're not relying on wild yeast.|
|Pulping with a stick blender|
|Lalvin K1-V116 wine yeast, mixed with a bit of room temperature water.|
After pulping the fruit with a little water to render it soupy, we added activated wine yeast and pulped the whole mass to aerate and to mix in the yeast thoroughly.
|Here's the pulped apples and yeast mixture, ready for the lid.|
|Sterilized bucket full of the must and yeast, complete with air lock.|