Have acquired some more apples, and looking to pick some more this coming weekend, so another brew (sorry ‘making’) is planned (when? I’m not quite sure yet!)…. This will definitely be the last for this season!
Found a better theme for the website (www.woodley-sider.co.uk) which seems to work a bit better than the old one (too much white space)…. Currently working on some new t-shirt designs, and will be putting up a showcase (in the gallery, or might even become a separate menu item) of those … Continue reading
17.5 gallons of the 23 have been racked off, another 5.5 gallon bin to go (a job for tomorrow or Thursday!)…
So, 23 gallons (4 bins worth) have decided to finish fermentation all on the same day! Now with just one remaining fermenting bin left the racking is going to be a challenge! I foresee quite a bit of cleaning/sterilising to happen! :-S
Well this year has exceeded all expectations as far as cider making is concerned, to the point that I’ve just had to place an emergency order for some more yeast!!!
Another 10.5 gallons crushed & pressed, massive thanks to Stu & Adam for their help again. Running out of fermenting vessels so unless I can get some racked off and bottled before the next batch of apples are ready then we’re probably looking at the quota for this season – … Continue reading
This weekend marks the last crushing/pressing of the season for 2011, and only looking to be around 2 gallons or so (depends on how many more apples I can retrieve from the tree climbing that beckons!). Fermentation of the rest has been slow due to the cold weather, but hopefully … Continue reading
Well the beer festival was a bit of a poor show as far as Woodley Sider was concerned (and most of the other ciders for that matter), not half a busy as usual so sales were low. You learn from these events and as a result Woodley Sider will be … Continue reading
Brew 1 which was crushed & pressed on 27/8 has been bottled – 2x 10ltr bag-in-boxes for the Redshoot Beer (& cider) festival this weekend, to go with the 4x 5ltr bag-in-boxes that I have left over from last years brew. I was also able to bottle up 8x 75cl … Continue reading
New Woodley Sider T-Shirt design out now! Get your orders in quick for a fantastic special offer price of only £5 per t-shirt (limited offer, ends Oct 4th!). Click on the above for a larger image…. Wording: 1 pint = 1 of your 5-a-day* 5 pints = memory loss** * … Continue reading