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langdon

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Pembrokeshire
  • The Happy Smallholder!
best apples?
« on: February 27, 2010, 06:01:37 pm »
does anyone have any thoughts as what are the best apples for making
cider as i really would love to make it, as i am a reall cider lover.
also any varietys that are suggested could i get these in dwarf form.
thanks for any replys. ;)
langdon  :pig: :cat: :chook: :dog: :goat: ;D
Langdon ;)

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: best apples?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 06:07:27 pm »
Langdon not to you but I was playing before I went up town this morning and I said I would look at the price of apple and pear trees in Tesco and Lidl Tesco only had soft fruit bushes and flower bushes Lidl Had cox apple and conference pear trees 6.50 each or 2 For 10 Must be worth a dabble surely :D :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

whitby_sam

  • Joined Feb 2008
Re: best apples?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 09:02:12 am »
It really doesn't matter what apples you use, they all give the same result... I use a selection of bramley, cox and katy as thats what grows in my orchard. I also added some pears (conference I think) last year and that made a hearty brew! Home-made cider is never going to taste like bought cider so its down to you to experiment, if you think its too bitter then add some pears, if you think its too sweet then ferment it a bit longer... You'll never have 2 batches the same but its guaranteed whatever you use it'll make you squiffy!

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: best apples?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 09:23:26 am »
Jin I just passed by and noticed you comment on a red colour The apple Crimson King is a red colour Brown's apple is green and tangy while the Brown Snout is a mild and bitter sweet  all are grown for cider making.My long dead pal Mr H E Bravery He was a expert on home made wine and cider making wrote a go book on the subject he lived down Hampshire way. I met him when I worked at Druids Lodge at Middle Woodford in the 60's and he was an old chap then.Trees for cider making are usually 2/3 years old to plant in your cider orchard Langdon :D :farmer: :wave:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

 

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