160 litres of sider boxed today, and still got 6 fermenting bins to work through another weekend! Labels designed, just need printing and attaching to the boxes ready for this year’s beer & cider festivals, get your orders in!! 🙂
5th and final batch of sider made this weekend and today (a re-pressing), only a small batch to finish the season (as far as pulping and pressing is concerned) with a modest 7.5 gallons. This takes the season up to a comfortable 69 gallons in total (shame we didn’t quite … Continue reading
Another successful cider making today (following yesterday’s pulping of apples into 10 large buckets). 18 gallons made, thank goodness for the hydraulic press… Made it that much easier! This takes this seasons total up to 61 gallons so far! If you want to know what that much looks like, see … Continue reading
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….
Using apples from my garden this time round (and there are still a stack left on the tree) today’s batch came in at 6.5 gallons, and should result in a sensible 4.7% abv. New press used producing more yield from the pulp than the old press and quite a lot … Continue reading
First batch of the season completed (pulped & pressed) ready for some yeast in a couple of days. A good start to the season with 20.5 gallons made, with some different variations to start: Apple with honey added (the cider equivalent to mead) Apple & Blackberry Apple & Pear
Just collected a few apples for pulping and pressing tomorrow, should make a few gallons worth!
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 … Continue reading
Once again Woodley Sider will be available at this year’s Reading CAMRA beer & cider festival, this time there will be more varieties on offer: Barnyard Funk ’17 (5.0%) – this is a bit of a funky cider, not refined in any way so proper cider without all the shenanigans! … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading