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Batch 7 done this morning, 4.5 gallons of apple & blackberry cider (nearly the predicted 5 gallons) ready for some yeast in a couple of days. A good season this year, (certainly compared to last year’s poor turnout) circa 55 gallons in total.
This weekend is potentially the final batch of Woodley Sider making for the season, acquired a few apples to go with the remaining apples off the tree, hopefully enough for 5 gallons. Racking of previous batches almost complete, some re-racked to produce a sweeter cider this time round (at a … Continue reading
Batch 6 made at the weekend after an early morning scrumping on a roundabout in Bracknell… 9.5 gallons pulped, pressed and now fermenting away (well once the yeast takes effect). Racked off 2 bins prior to fermentation completion which has given a sweet cider (first time attempt) which will hopefully … Continue reading
Bit of a catch up on this years production, 2 recent batches pulped, pressed and into fermentation: Batch 4 – 14 gallons (10 of which was made using apples that Tutts Clump Cider neglected to collect from a lady in Tadley – their loss, our gain!). The other 4 gallons … Continue reading
Apples picked yesterday successfully pulped and pressed today with the help of Adam. 5.5 gallons made from the Brimpton Common apples and 6 gallons made from the Finchampstead apples. Still got the Finchampstead pears to do at a later date… ran out of time today! Racked off batch 1 (2 … Continue reading
Scrumping (not strictly true as had permission from owners) today was successful… mostly apples but managed around 3 bags of pears as well. More apples (and possibly pears) arriving on Monday… just got to work out when to get it all pressed!! Bags of apples (and a few of pears) … Continue reading
A successful day making sider today which included a climb up the tree to get to the nice juicy red ones at the top! ~11 gallons pressed ready for yeast in a couple of days. Still plenty of apples on the tree but also on the look out for more … Continue reading
An interesting start to this years production with the first batch off apples that arrived the other week…. The consistency of the apples turned out to be a little on the squidgy side after washing and ended up making more of an apple sludge that apple juice! And only made … Continue reading
Taken delivery of my first batch of apples (from external sources, thank you Mr. E!) today, enough for around 3-4 gallons. Seems this years harvest is starting that little bit earlier than previous years, better get the production line starting soon…