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Annie

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« on: January 01, 2007, 15:44 »
Well I wait with anticipation to see what brews we can come up with this year and how last years came on.Our cider did well but is a little on the bland side,which means you drink a fair bit and discover the alcohol content the day after.We are thinking of putting a trained row of apple trees across the garden to divide the veg patch from the rest ,so maybe some cider types,any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 16:15 »
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i might be wrong (again) but isnt it best to make cider out of 2 or 3 different types of apples ?
agree good idea i think hayles will enjoy this one  :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007, 16:28 »
We used to make  cider from Worcs. apples,and beetroot to colour. It sparkled like champagne.One and a quater lbs of sugar to a gallon I think. Apples chopped roughly.Neighbours loved it too.Always ready for Christmas .

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007, 17:53 »
I've made turbo coder from Morrisons pure apple juice I fancy making real cider from apples might have a go this year
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 00:06 »
We had a hugh apple crop and bought a press we used worcester permain(probably)and some kind of cox,These are established trees but are defying absolute identification.Others were late crops from the lanes but we don`t know what kind although they were tastier.
   You are probably right Shaun,but what apples?

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 12:43 »
I seem to remember there are some varieties grown special for cider.  Can't remember what they are called but it's to do with varying degrees of sharpness in the taste. Using a mix of varieties and a few wild crab apples should work OK Best bet is see what is very cheap on the market stalls about closing time!!! I have seen Cider yeast in the homebrew shops as well same price as ordinary stuff so worth a try.  I likes Cider so going to try make some decent stuff for summer.

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 15:04 »
We didn`t use any sugar at all and had brisk fermentation but I think we used mostly eating apples which are sweeter so have more natural sugar



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