Batch 4 pulped, pressed and ready for yeast addition tomorrow! 15 gallons done this time round… 6 gallons of plain and simple apple Sider. 6 gallons of, what we’re going to call Strudel Sider (with 1kg of dark brown sugar, 500g of juicy sultanas and some cinnamon sticks added) – … Continue reading
Batch 3 pulped and pressed yesterday. New flavour for this year is Apple and grape, or grapple as we like to call it! 5 gallons of that, coming at around 7.5% Another batch of fruity Sider done as well, 6 gallons worth. 3 gallons of standard Apple Sider done too, … Continue reading
After a gathering of thoughts/ideas from the team (you know who you are!) this year marks the beginning of a better marketing approach – it’s going to take time, but we’ll get there…. starting with a new logo! Although the website address will remain the same, don’t want to over … Continue reading
Another 10 gallons pressed today, bringing the total up to 23 gallons so far this year! Some more experimentation lined up in a week or two with the next batch, watch this space….
13 gallons pressed at the weekend: 3 gallons of normal sider made using apples from Emmer Green 5 gallons of apple, pear and blackberry sider made from Woodley apples 5 gallons of apple and blackberry sider made from Woodley apples Yeast to be added next and then the fermentation should … Continue reading
The first batch of the 2013 production starts today, got a few different ideas to try out this year so we’ll see how they work out. Got a new source of some apples this year too, some eaters from Emmer Green so potentially new taste on the horizon!
The Sider tasting list: Dry Sidertwig 2011 5.5% – Dry early September production Woodley Sider 2011 5.5% – made from Brands House Apples Bajan Brain Fade 2012 8.3% – abv boosted with 250g of Muscovado sugar 20 Legs Export 2011 6.6% – WBC Reserva 2012 5.8% – Oak aged! (French … Continue reading
As a result of the popularity of the Summer Fruits Sider at this year’s RAAJ festival I shall be producing (or aiming to) more this year… In order to do this though I require blackberries and raspberries in quantity – wild are best cos they are generally free! Know of … Continue reading
Successful (at least so I can gather) appearance for Woodley Sider at this year’s RAAJ festival – all sold out by the time we turned up on the Saturday evening! Better up production this year to cope with the demand, assuming they and the CAMRA beer fest at Reading want … Continue reading
This is one of the siders that will be available at the Real Ale And Jazz festival in a couple of weeks time. This is the summer fruits batch, gorgeous colour (and tastes good too) Tickets available for the festival at www.raaj.info