2012 – Batch 1, 2 & 3 Update (3)

The 2 fermenting bins left over from the 2012 production (batch 3) have now been bottled (well bag-in-boxed!). All labelling has been done as well, with a few wacky names created for some of the variations created in last years production! Have also labelled up the boxes remaining from 2011’s … Continue reading

2012 Taste Test

Sampled a couple of this years Sider variations this evening, and below are my tasting notes (as they stand at the moment!) Brew 1 Demi 1 (added raisins) – soft, dry raisin flavour. Not too overpowering, takes the edge off the sharpness that the Sider tends to come out as. … Continue reading

2012 Batch 1 – Update

The first batch of this years Sider making has completed fermentation and has been racked off. Of the speciality brews…. the raisin demi john and the brown sugar added demi john are smelling good, have resisted the temptation to taste yet! Of the other 3 demi johns, 2 remain as … Continue reading

2012 – Batch 2 – Update

Batch 2 pressed today, a healthy 6.5 gallons worth – straight/plain Sider this time round (but might oak age it come secondary fermentation). Many thanks to Adam Leach for his help this time round, even managed to watch the GP during the production phase – the wonders of technology! 🙂

2012 – Batch 2

The 2nd batch of Sider production is taking place this weekend, even though it’s only a week since the first batch was done we’ve already got a pile of apples fallen from the tree! Will be collecting some more apples over the weekend and doing an apple extraction from the … Continue reading