Preparation for Brew no. 3

Acquired more apples this weekend, 2.5 crates via CK, 0.5 crates from Laithwaites trees in Theale, and 2 crates off my own trees! (And there are still more to get off our trees, but need assistance getting up the tree at the weekend!).


4 gallons of re-pressing done, 3 of apple and mixed berries, and 1 gallon of pear. 1 of those gallons has had additional sugar added to bump up the alcohol level so that could prove interesting! The others are all around the 2-3% mark, so lighter in strength as expected.

Batch 2 of Woodley Sider.

14 gallons pressed, 6 gallons apple, 5 gallons pear & apple, 1 gallon pear, 1 gallon apple & blackberry, and 1 gallon apple, raspberry and blackberry. Some interesting combinations this time round. And kept some of the pulp for re-pressing for a lighter brew, if it works. Many thanks to … Continue reading

The Crusher Stand!

Now being the proud owner of a crusher, and having used it once perched over a bucket it was obvious that a stand of some kind was going to be required. Below is a plan for that stand, drawn up using Google SketchUp and currently in the workshop for production. … Continue reading

Woodley Sider 2011

The first batch of the 2011 edition of Woodley Sider was pressed at the weekend, and the yeast added yesterday. Should take around 2 weeks to complete the fermentation process and then it’s a case of racking it off and leave for another week or two before bottling. Pictures from … Continue reading