Making Cider

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by Gobbly wobbly, Aug 12, 2013.

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  1. I have been thinking about combining my massive drink problem with my search for new stuff to do and have come up with the idea of making my own cider. If I do it, I'd like to go the whole hog and press the apples, filter, ferment and bottle it. Has anyone done it? If you have, I have a few questions.

    What's the best type of press? Wood or stainless steel?
    Any apple can be used but if I want to use cider apples, anyone know a good source?
    Have you any particular yeast preferences?
    Camden tablets first to kill off the natural yeast?
    Any decent starter gear that I should check out?

    I'll probably go ahead and do it anyway but I'd like to make the first batch drinkable so any tips would be appreciated.


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  2. Farmhouse kitchen cookbook has a recipe if you want it.
  3. White lightning is cheap enough
  4. Cheaper than free?
  5. U have an option apparently tesco dont prosecute if u shop lift under £50
  6. Ok I'll check it out.
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    Have Cyser too
    Have fun.

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  8. White lightening?????? why don't you just come out and call me a pikey rather than make unfounded insinuations about my drinking habits.
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  9. U could just drink hand gel at the local hospital entrance
  10. Good idea, mrs is a doctor she could get me a gallon of the stuff and I could mix it with apple juice and no one would know the difference.
  11. Unlike some DIY cider (you know who you are....) it has the advantage of not stripping the enamel off your teeth en route to brain damage.
  12. Excellent. I have 3 apple trees in the garden and will be having a bash. I'll let you know if I go blind.
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  13. Hand gel and apple sqaush = CIDER
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  14. Do they do different flavours...... sounds interesting.