OK, I know this is an old thread and you guys had your thing going here..
But after seeing instructables from last fall on making hardcore/alchoholic cider I thought I'd try it.
I ran into a snag - all the ciders I could find were pasteurized in some form or another, even the commercially available organic ones. On a side note if you're buying organic cider to make your own hardcore cider, you might just as well be buying hardcore cider. Does anybody know a way around this? I tried calling a few apple places around the metro, but the few that understood what I wanted to do told me they couldn't sell me non-pasteurized cider. Are you guys making your own straight from apples? Then we get into the subject if you're not growing your own apples is there anyplace that will sell you the secondhands/castoffs for cheap for making cider from with a press? This seemed to be the most economical way in my mind (and it would require me to build a press
but apples from the orchards aren't cheap anymore, and I don't have room for apple trees, much less mature ones.