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    The Orchard

    Well ive actually made full use of the orchard this year. Theres only so many appl sauces pies chutneys etc you can make in one season. And im over bottling pears and peaches.

    So....TAH DAH!
    <--------------.. ive gone all out River Cottage and made my own alcohol. Im not quite sure if its hard apple cider or beer. But it tastes really good and its so light. Not sure about the alcohol content (ill buy one of those thingys and measure during the week.

    And lets not mention the war shall we....... im still cleaning the first batch off the verandah. DOH!

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    Re: The Orchard

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Well ive actually made full use of the orchard this year. Theres only so many appl sauces pies chutneys etc you can make in one season. And im over bottling pears and peaches.

    So....TAH DAH!
    <--------------.. ive gone all out River Cottage and made my own alcohol. Im not quite sure if its hard apple cider or beer. But it tastes really good and its so light. Not sure about the alcohol content (ill buy one of those thingys and measure during the week.

    And lets not mention the war shall we....... im still cleaning the first batch off the verandah. DOH!
    With a full orchard to pick from you must have a full years supply - that make the first batch a complete redecoration not just a splash

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    Re: The Orchard

    There's been four experimental batches.....playing around with sugar and yeast measurements....couldnt find an easy recipe. So the shaken champagne look donned the verandah, after too much yeast.
    The end product of the good stuff is to die for. Its extemely light on the pallet. Doesnt even feel likeits in your mouth but the carbonationit light as well.......thinking of one more filter.
    My surprise though is the colour, a pretty peach/pink.light cloudiness but i dont mind that. Im afraid the avatar pic doesnt portray the colour very well.
    It pours like a stout/champagne kind of fomethat settles within about 30/40secondsbut keeps a 1centremetre head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    There's been four experimental batches.....playing around with sugar and yeast measurements....couldnt find an easy recipe. So the shaken champagne look donned the verandah, after too much yeast.
    The end product of the good stuff is to die for. Its extemely light on the pallet. Doesnt even feel likeits in your mouth but the carbonationit light as well.......thinking of one more filter.
    My surprise though is the colour, a pretty peach/pink.light cloudiness but i dont mind that. Im afraid the avatar pic doesnt portray the colour very well.
    It pours like a stout/champagne kind of fomethat settles within about 30/40secondsbut keeps a 1centremetre head.
    We used to use Isinglass but it should clear naturally in time anyway - as long as it tastes good then don't bother :-)

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    Re: The Orchard

    3.5% alcohol.... woohoo!.
    It has just come to my attention that there is such thing as cloudy cider.
    Apparently the cloudiness is because i used whole unpeeled apples. The reds and yellows from these apples gives it the peach tinge..... i like that.
    Now....wonder how it mixes with lemonade? Reason being that i may invent yet again an original drink. Im the only person i know that can make a 'Black'n'tan' a traffic light effect. Clear at the bottom, brown in the middle and black on top....then the fome.

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