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Old 01-31-2017, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus Flavius View Post
Yes, juicing is an extremely wasteful way to consume fruit.
Well, people will make liquor out of literally anything you can possibly to make liquor out of. And Ludovic is right that if you can't sell your apples while they're still fresh, it's better to store and save it even at the cost of losing some of the benefits.

Of course, in the context of Merrye Olde Englande, it might even have to do with hiding the goods away from taxation. I recall that, due to various taxes that stacked up over time, Englishmen in various places kept being forced off their favorite beverages onto other, cheaper brews. Local-made cider could probably dodge the taxman.