Cider : Vintage 2021

This year I invested in a scratter and press so I could start making cider. My trees are still too young to really provide any sensible quantities of fruit so I supplemented them with scrumped windfall fruit from trees I located around the village , I also put out a call on the community facebook…

Cider : Orchard Update

As we head towards the longest day I thought it might be worth a wee update on the orchard. The majority of my trees that went in mid winter were cider varieties and were first growths that are spending the summer developing roots and growing. However I did put in one Sturmer Pippin an old…

Cider : Orchard

One of my loves is cider, and the brandy you can distil from it. Like many craft brewers I was a homebrewer before taking up brewing as a profession and I still love fermenting food at home. My cider project has been a long time coming and now finally my little home orchard has began….