Last year’s production got barrelled today, using the newly purchased oak and chestnut barrels. Now we wait to see what affect they have on the taste….. exciting times!
Very poor season this year for Woodley Sider, seems the apple supply has finished with only 14 gallons produced for the year! Very limited editions for this year, still hoping to utilise the newly purchased barrels though. Anyone out there with any apples then please get in touch.
3rd batch of the season pressed today, apples from Preston (courtesy of colleague from work), 3 gallons only so limited edition and a potential 7% abv.
This years 2nd batch of Sider has been pressed, 6 gallons this time made from apples from Brimpton Common. Initial specific gravity readings put this batch at a potentially healthy 6.3%.
First pressing of the year done today, just a 5 gallon bin done (early days for apples, and its looking like a bleak harvest this season) but its a start!
Fancy one of these for drinking your Woodley Sider from? Yours for £12 (cost is high because I can’t buy in bulk!) and I’ll throw in 3 bottles of Sider of your choice, from whatever is available at the time.
Got our barrel delivery today… Chestnut one on the left, oak on the right, just need a stand making for them now!
Just placed an order for two 30ltr barrels, one chestnut (should sweeten the cider) and one oak (should oak-age the cider) which will be used post fermentation (and probably after a double racking) to enhance the flavour of some of this years Sider.
Unfortunately for reasons unknown Woodley Sider won’t be at the Reading Real Ale & Jazz Festival this year, so the fruit ciders from last years production won’t be available to enjoy!