Using apples that were scrumped yesterday from a roundabout in Bracknell, another 11 gallons have been added to this seasons production. This follows on from a re-press done earlier in the week following last weeks cider pressing.
The total for this season stands at ~42 gallons so far….
For the 2nd year running Woodley Sider will be available at the Bracknell Ale & Cider Festival (Bracknell Rugby Club) on the 26th of May. You can visit their site here where you can find out more about the festival and purchase tickets.
The siders that will be on offer this year will be:
This year has proved to be a poor season for Woodley Sider as far as apples and sider making is concerned. Our trees were somewhat thin on the ground as far as crop is concerned so only the one batch made this year, and the majority of those apples came from elsewhere!
First batch of Woodley Sider for 2018 pulped and pressed and ready for some yeast in a couple of days. Bumper collection of apples from outside of Woodley, meaning the first batch (done in two phases) has produced 22 gallons of apple juice!!!
As for the %age abv, they are between 6.6% and 6.8% which is pretty good for the first batch, usually a bit lower than that for the first batch of the season.
Now got to do a visit to the local pig farmer with 11 bags of pulped apple!