Archive > May 2011

Bottling it

This morning I took another gravity reading of the brew, and it was near as dammit down to 1.000. So the time has finally come to bottle it! Here’s how it went, with added photo fun… The first job is the worst. Sterilising. Yes it’s as tedious as it sounds, although for those of you […]

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It’s the final countdown, diddle-oo-doo…

The cider’s not quite there yet – this evening’s check shows it to be 1.003 – so it’s looking like a bottling session on Saturday. It’s got a good bright orange colour to it, in some way it’s a shame it’ll be hidden behind brown glass bottles. By the way, if you’re trying this yourself, […]

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Shhtop, itsh not ready yet…

Well it seems the fermentation has slowed up somewhat on these last stages. 1.008 yesterday and just down to 1.006 today. So not far off but not quite done yet… Oh, and I had to have a taste (just to make sure it’s on track you understand). Still smells a bit “fermenty” but tastes good. […]

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May 2011’s Turbo Cider

As the Wurzels once said, “I am a cider drinkerrr”. I do like a drop and these days like to experiment with making my own. I make “Turbo Cider”, which is pretty simple once you have the kit. It’s called “Turbo” as it’s very quick to brew and you can use off-the-shelf juice from the […]

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Well here it is

After ages of threatening to start a blog, I’ve finally done it. Quite nice actually to use such a click-and-go system such as WordPress. As a web developer the last thing I want to be doing when I get back from work is to code a blog. So, on with the show…

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