Potentially last batch of the season pulped and pressed (although there are still a few apples on the tree, so maybe a small batch to come!), 9.5 gallons ready for some yeast in a few days.
Another 2 buckets pulped to go with the 8 pulped yesterday, all now pressed to produce 18.5 gallons (including 2 gallons of apple and pear) ready for some yeast in a couple of days.
Eight buckets (mix of 25 ltr and 30 ltr ones) of pulped apple ready for pressing tomorrow (includes a few pears as well). Bloody knackered now having done this after a ~13 mile walk (with dinner half way).
2nd batch of the year done, 5.5 gallons of a combo apple and pear sider, should be a tasty one!
Kept the pulp and re-hydrated with water to do a re-pressing tomorrow for (in theory) a lighter percentage version. Then it’ll be off down the local pig farm with the pulped apple/pear 🙂
Thanks as always to Adam for your help this morning.
10.5 gallons pulped, pressed and ready for some yeast in a couple of days. Thanks to Adam and Becci for their help, makes it so much easier!
Apples collected yesterday from Tadley all been through the scratter (so pulped) and ready for pressing tomorrow…. 8 bins worth of pulped apple (a combo of 25 and 30 ltr brewing bins so took a while!)
Apple harvest looks like it could be a good one this year, plenty of apples on our trees, a few weeks before they’ll be ready so that’s going to be my weekends sorted for a month or two!!!
For the fourth year running, Woodley Sider will be available at this years Sherfest, check out their facebook page here and pop along if you can to support this local community event.
This year you will be able to get:
- Chilli Sider @ 6.5% (got a chilli kick to it)
- A&B Sider @ 7.2% (Apple & Blackberry)
- Danger Danger @ 9% (added muscovado sugar and potent!)
Click on the image below for the bigger picture!
4 x 10ltr Bag-in-boxes delivered today for this years Reading Beer & Cider Festival at Christchurch Meadows, Caversham (check out http://www.readingbeerfestival.org.uk/index.php for more info)
This year we have supplied the following:
- Ellie Bear Sider @ 4.6%
- Oak Aged BC Sider @ 4.9%
- TWW Sider @ 6.3%
- Five Point Eight @ 5.8%
The last 2016 batch of Woodley Sider got pulped and pressed today, a quieter year this time round, harvest wasn’t brilliant!
This batch consists of a 6 gallons of summer fruits sider (specially put together for Adam & Becci’s wedding next year) along with a couple of 1 gallon experiments. 1 gallon with some date nectar added; another with molasses sugar added; and the final one with ginger and cinnamon added. Will have to wait and see how they work out.
Total for the year comes to circa 28 gallons.
The next few months will be spent racking, bottling, boxing, tasting etc…