Racked off the chilli (somewhat nuclear version) cider and a bin of standard cider. Bottled/boxed GrApple (apple & grape), Summer Fruits 2013 (rather tasty) and two 3 ltr boxes of Perry (extremely limited edition). Below is a picture of the Summer Fruits 2013 that we bottles a few of (the … Continue reading
Some new pictures added to the Photo Gallery (2013-09 & 2013-11) and as promised below is a picture of the new press stand – constructed this year and proving to be a quality addition/enhancement to the kit list.
7 batches of Sider made this year 7 sources of apples this year 500g of sultanas used 3kg of sugar used (varying types) 1 five gallon bucket of grapes used 300g of honey used 2 gallons (ish) of Perry made 91 gallons in total produced or in production Which is … Continue reading
Batch 7 pulped and pressed today, 5 gallons made from the remaining apples from last weekend, topped.up with some from the garden. This takes the total to 91 gallons for this year and to celebrate this record the last batch will be known as “ninety one”.
Having not managed to finish working through all 14 crates last weekend, tomorrow sees the processing of the last crate plus any more that have fallen off my own tree to complete the final batch. This years acquisitions to the equipment list amount to: – 4 more fermenting bins to … Continue reading
A mammoth session today, started at 9am and finished at around 6.30pm! The reason for this was 27 gallons pulped and pressed, a record for a single batch, and we’ve still a large crate of apples left to do (next week)! That takes this year’s production to 86 gallons, which … Continue reading
Final batch of the year being pulped and pressed this Sunday, looking at around 20 gallons to make judging by the quantity of apples this time round, maybe more! :-S Gonna be an early start with amount we’ve got to get through.
Huge apple collection made today from Purley-on-Thames – looks like it could be enough to make another 15 gallons – plus got a ‘shed’ load more apples being delivered tomorrow! Batch 6 to be pulped and pressed next weekend. First lot of boxing/bottling done today too…. (4 fermenting bins worth) … Continue reading
A smaller batch made yesterday, 7 gallons of apple & pear (or Spider as we like to call it) and all done using the new custom made cider press stand (photos to follow soon, and blueprints currently with the patent office). Thinking about getting some decal for it too, just … Continue reading
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