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!).

Re-pressing!

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

Welcome to woodley-sider.co.uk

Just a quick post to say welcome to the new woodley-sider.co.uk website, establishing my presence on the web for my cider making venture. Now in it’s 4th year of production with this years crop coming on nicely, it’s looking like another good harvest is on the cards, hopefully producing another batch … Continue reading