Cider time

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  1. PeteS

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    This was us a few years ago we always made Cider. Pete a neighbour use to let all the farms in the area borrow the press, this has been going on since the 1800s when it was made (previous owners). Last year the old boy unfortunately died and his family don't want it be used again. Luckily I still have 180 gallons left but will have to look into making one next year.
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    Clip of the year before
     
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    I have a box set of dvd's from " Out of Town" with Jack Hargreaves ....... remember him (n)

    There's one programme devoted to making cider on the big presses. Everyone bringing their apples along to get the treatment(y)

    Great programme. Really takes me back!
     
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    I'll have to look out for that DVD ta
     
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    Available on good old Amazon apparently
     
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    I tried that but all the farmers here are now in their 70s with familys with no interest. Seems to be the same story all over the UK.
     
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    We have an apple grinder thing and a press- bought before we downsized as we had several apple trees in previous house. They are not as big as the ones in the picture but very robust and heavy- they do fit in the van tho... If people want to use them and take pressed juice home ( we have got rid of all our brewing equipment apart from press and grinder ) very welcome.. We lend to friends here as well but weekend loan ok we could meet mid way between us . ?
    Ps all the cider we made was sadly vile.... So would be glad of tips....
     
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    I've had the Out of Town Box Set in my basket for a couple of years, I'm still waiting for it to drop from £90+. :(
     
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    Blimey was it that much.....:( Bought for me as a gift so I hadn't clocked the price.
    It's a very good nostalgic view though......(y)
     
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    Has been cheaper but not enough for me.

    I was told a "cheat" recently about Amazon prices. Regular users will know that stuff in your basket will change price, up or down, fairly often. Occasionally they tempt you with a marked reduction and you need to snap it up on the day. Happened to me recently with a 12v mini fridge I wanted, reduced by a fiver to £34.99 but by the time I checked in next day it had gone up again. It's now £49.99. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wish I lived a bit closer. We found the best cider was made from Bramley apples the eating apples never made made very good cider for us and we gave up on them a few yeas ago. I know it sounds made but the cookers were sweeter and made more juice
     
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