28th November 2009 marked a red letter day for the Society with our
Lambasted BlueSpot Cider being sold at our very first outlet - the Muntjac Pub in Harrold, Bedfordshire.
This cider is long gone and although we would love to sell as
much of our cider as possible, we are just a small group and this
wholesale production is now all sold-out. However, we always keep some
back for supplying to special one-off events, so don't forget to look at
Our Events section to see what other events our Cider will be sold at.
Any feedback is good feedback, so why not give it a try and let us know what you think.
Another record year for cider production with a grand total of 'almost' 2000, yes 2000 Litres produced. Not at all bad for a small group like ours.
As can be seen in the chart above, from small beginnings we have had a pretty steady growth in volume over the years.
Our cider begins its life with the juice first spending a considerable amount of time in large barrels until the initial fermenation subsides. Once ready, it is racked off into smaller plastic barrels for storage and at this stage is can be blended or decanted into bottles.
A very worrying moment for the Brew Meister's is the first time that the lid is removed from the years cider after months of fermenting.
The verdict? "Needs a bit longer, but pretty good"
Gear & Facilities
Without a certain amount of equipment and somewhere to work, making reasonable quantities of cider would be pretty difficult. The following are our most important.