I’ve been a bit slack on posting ( again ) but things are going well – I’ve split my apple juice into two batches – one for straight cider, one for cyser. The first ferment was done after about ten days – taking the S.G. from 1.045 to 1.002. I added a teaspoon of tannin … Continue reading Sham pain anyone?
It’s that time of year again, apples are dropping from the branches. I’ve rummaged in the attic and dragged out the necessary gear, it’s time to fire up the press and get cider making – or in this case cyser as I’ll be adding quite a lot of honey to my apple juice. This is … Continue reading Cyser House Rules
Here’s a quickie for you – cinnamon and apple soda breads, you can have them on the plate in less than half an hour. Soda bread goes stale quite quickly so plan on eating them as soon as they’re done or warm them again and have them the day after. Once again I did everything … Continue reading Soda bread
It’s most definitely autumn, leaves are falling and crops are coming in. It’s a time of plenty for us but for bees it’s a last dash to gather rapidly dwindling resources Except for my buckfast’s who are being spoon fed vast amounts of syrup in a desperate attempt to shore them up for the winter. … Continue reading The Chutney Rebel
The quest for things to do with a bucket of honey goes on. The cyser isn’t ready but it is in bottles. It looks like something that would get you admitted to the kidney ward should you hand it in at the doctors but a sneaky taste revealed a sharp, wonderfully aromatic concoction. It needs … Continue reading The Naked Apiarist Bakes Off
Well hello there! The honey beer has finished its main fermentation and has been put in a keg to mellow for a few months before drinking. It’s time to brew some more. What’s better than a brew day? That’s right double brew day! But wait, that’s not all! People I bring you Quadruple brew Wednesday! … Continue reading Quadruple brew Wednesday