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  • Helmdon UK
  • We are the Helmdon Cider Club based in Northamptonshire UK, we have been drinking some of the best ciders the UK has to offer for many years, and have now at long last decided to make our own. Lets see what happens.!!?
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  • Wayne Taylor
  • The Clash, Elbow
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  • Allways wanted to make real scrumpy
  • Our Aim is for 500 Litres a year, and if its real good as much as we can produce, maybe to even sell
  • 100 litres and 100 litres more to press
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  • Posted in thread: My wild yeast cider on 12-31-2008 at 01:32 AM
    Just go with it, its not real scrumpy cider if you add to much. It will be tart until its aged
    this is how it should be, we in England class this as class 1 cider, if you like magners or
    strongbow you...

  • Posted in thread: Cider FAQ's on 12-11-2008 at 11:05 PM
    gwin99 top of this page there is a FAQ and a search facility, if you cant find what your
    looking for just post. Alot of us are noobs and you will always find new people joining day by
    day so there wil...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial ciders at the local store... on 12-10-2008 at 11:25 PM
    I cant believe some of you guys like strongbow and blackthorne, in the uk these are the ciders
    you would buy only if you had to. Joe you will have to drop me your address and i could try to
    send you s...

  • Posted in thread: Question about Malolactic Fermentation on 12-10-2008 at 07:37 AM
    We ferment using only the wild yeast, when we move to secondary we add brown sugar around
    250grams to 25 litres and yes an airlock then leave for next year in the garage to age.
    Apparantly (so we have...

  • Posted in thread: Complete begginer - set up help needed on 12-07-2008 at 10:50 PM
    Try Art of Brewing in Chessington Surrey they have a web site and are really helpful UK
    Homebrew Shop | Beer kits | Winemaking Kits | Cider Presses | Home brewing | kegs | barrels |
    microbrewery | yea...

  • Posted in thread: help! i want to make cider ..not apple pies! on 12-07-2008 at 10:23 PM
    Maybe Re racking and campden tablets is the right way to go this time , here are some tips When
    you next pick your apples to make cider, pick them from the tree and not off the ground this
    will stop a...

  • Posted in thread: Sweeten and add fizz to Cider on 12-04-2008 at 12:40 AM
    Has anyone tried useing a Soda Stream to fizz, you can get them to use 1lt bottles now.?? So
    you can then fizz on demand.

  • Posted in thread: Cane sugar vs. brown sugar for grape cider on 11-07-2008 at 06:05 PM
    In the UK cider above 10% then really becomes an apple wine

  • Posted in thread: organic vs additive on 11-01-2008 at 06:57 PM
    Thanks, Firstnten that article is very interesting. You say you have a good understanding of
    biochemistry and fermentation so you must be able to come up with some great recipes keep us
    posted please....

  • Posted in thread: Temperature question? on 10-30-2008 at 05:53 PM
    Unless your garage has a heater you will need to keep it indoors, I have just had the same
    problem, in the uk, in a garage, no fermentation. as soon as i placed it in the warm the
    bubbles started. My ...

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