A what seems to be successful showing at the CAMRA beer festival for Woodley Sider – only a small amount remaining when we left last night, hopefully it all went and all punters were happy with it.
Woodley Sider will be supplying some cider (4 x 10ltr bag-in-boxes) to the Reading CAMRA beer & cider festival that is taking place this coming May bank holiday. Need to decide which ones to ‘showcase’ but likely to be production from 2011 which has had time to age. I am … Continue reading
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
So just before the new year (i.e. a day before I think!) I boxed up batches 1 & 2 as follows: Brew 1, Demi 1, 2, 3 & 5 – 1 x 5ltr box each Brew 2, Bin 1 – 2 x 10ltr boxes & 2 x 5ltr boxes Brew … Continue reading
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
Quick update on this years batches… Batch 1 – was racked off about 4 weeks ago so should be ready for bottling soon (or a 2nd racking off depending on the amount of sediment remaining) – quick synopsis of the ‘blends’: 1 gallon with chopped raisins added – interesting taste, … Continue reading
The 3rd (and probably last) batch of the year completed and ready for it’s yeast in a couple of days time. Another 10.5 gallons crushed & pressed, taking this years production to a healthy 22 gallons!
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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
So, during the production of the 2012 batch 2 on Sunday I came across a bag-in-box of the 2008 production so thought I’d give it a little taste. Expecting it to be pretty past it I had a very small sip and to my surprise it was actually really nice, … Continue reading