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Home made cider
Wed 23-Sep-09
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marchandoj
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This year I have decided to give making cider a go, but was wondering if I should be starting now, or should I wait til a little later in October?? Is there such thing as the best varieties of apples for cider?
Thanks Jane

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Possably but i throw any old thing in still comes out the same was thinking about doing cider i don't like it but will  do some anyway but im running out of contaners fast.

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Marchandoj, did you ever make that cider?  

I'll try that again!

Sat 7-Aug-10
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Bib
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I'm hoping to make cider but I've never done it before - can any of you kind souls give me an idiot proof guide?

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Bib, the topic was started in September last year and judging by the lack of response, no-one has made any so can't pass on any experience.  Shame really given that apples will be in abundance soon.

I'll try that again!

Sat 7-Aug-10
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The Home Farmer September issue has an article on cider making cheers

 

Sat 7-Aug-10
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Thanks for that Joanna!  Let's hope that Bib will try it and let us know the result.

I'll try that again!

Sat 7-Aug-10
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That mag looks v interesting, Joanna. I think we may subscribe to it, along with Kitchen Garden.

We invited a UK (Devon / Dorset) online homebrew drinks company to come along and sponsor this section and provide expert knowledge in exchange for enhancing their (basically non existant) online profile. They did not even bother to reply. We will offer it to another organisastion. It woulde be really great to have expert opinion on tap. And I, too, want to make cider but do not know where to start.

 

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Sat 7-Aug-10
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I've made cider but only using bought juices, with additional flavours added. I'm also a member of a homebrew forum (homewinemaking.co.uk/forum/YaBB.pl) and I expect there'll be discussions on cider presses and things like that if you go there and do a search.

If anyone is wanting to make small batches using shop bought juices then I will gladly share my experience cheers

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