One crisp Autumn afternoon, I had the privilege of joining MAKE General Manager Dale Dougherty as he used his wooden apple press to make cider from the apples that grow on his property. Dale has been making cider for over 20 years, and since this was only my second time making it, he was kind enough to share his technique with me as we worked together.

You can find the rest of the images as well as the instructions for making your own cider  at Make Projects: Making Apple Cider

  • Matt Middleton

    Thanks for posting this!  I’ve actually been thinking about building an apple press.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    “Cider” is actually already the technical term for “Hard Cider”. Cider = Alcohol. Otherwise it’s just apple juice.