110 litres of sider boxed yesterday (combination of 20ltr, 10ltr and 5 ltr bag-in-boxes) along with 66 330ml bottles filled with a little added sugar to hopefully give a bit of fizz! A little tasting took place as we bottled/boxed, with the perry batch tasting damn good! (need to try and get more pears this coming season)
Still more to go, 3 fermenting bins, numerous demi-johns and a 30ltr chestnut barrel.
Also added some chillis to a demi-john to make another batch of chilli shot sider, which turned out to be quite a popular choice – again in 5cl miniature bottles.
So the review I previously posted was awesome, and then this comes along…. Rikki Hammond (@TheC1derDr1nker) has published his top 10 of his latest reviews (from 151-250 so not a small number of ciders that we were up against) and Woodley Sider is in there, result! I won’t spoil it for you, but the following is worth a watch:
Yep, I know…. I said a few weeks ago that batch 7 was the final batch, but got offered some apples from someone in Earley and couldn’t pass up on free apples!
So this afternoon was spent ‘doing’ batch 8, 11.5 gallons which takes the total for this year to just below 70 gallons.
Also added some finished cider into the chestnut barrel to give it a little additional flavouring; plus bottled, capped & labelled 120 bottles for Orchard Box (see previous plug for them) which are now ready for collection.
Lastly the demi john of chilli sider (which had some interesting dried chillis added to it) was bottled – 14 bottles so extremely limited edition that one!
If you want to see how many apples made 11.5 gallons then check out the image below…
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Batch 6 made at the weekend after an early morning scrumping on a roundabout in Bracknell… 9.5 gallons pulped, pressed and now fermenting away (well once the yeast takes effect).
Racked off 2 bins prior to fermentation completion which has given a sweet cider (first time attempt) which will hopefully keep it’s sweetness – need to keep an eye on it to ensure fermentation has actually stopped!
Delivery of bag-in-boxes today – should be enough to keep us for going for a few years (see pic below).