Posted: Jan 14, 2007 9:49 pm
Cider is fermented apple juice, apple jack is distilled cider.
What you need to do is brew up about 15 litres of apple juice into cider with some brown sugar & yeast, then put buckets full of it in the freezer. The water freezes first, the alcohol freezes last. So after 24 hours or so there should be a thick ring of ice, with a slushy core. Then you take that and sit it in a big funnel over another bucket, and let it melt. The alcohol defrosts first, so after a few hours you end up with concentrated cider and a big chunk of ice. Throw away the ice, bottle the rest and leave it for a while. That's applejack,
My brother & I were going to do it at a restaurant he worked at, that had huge freezers, but they closed down.