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Old 02-13-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
XELA
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is there a real difference between making cider from a kit or from juice?

if so what are they (in your experience)?

i was just wondering because making from the kit is loads cheaper

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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The better quality kits retail in the UK for over 11 for a 5 gal batch, and then you may need to add extra sugar. One of the best kits I've heard of retails at about 17 and needs no extra sugar. My last batch was pure apple juice (not from concentrate) and cost 16.79. I'm happier using straight apple juice.

 
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:49 PM   #3
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what apple juice do u use?

i can only find expencive stuff

 
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:26 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XELA
what apple juice do u use?

i can only find expencive stuff
Obviously apples are out of season in the UK now so the only sensible option is to get down to a supermarket for juice. Pressed apple juice (i.e. not from concentrate) in cartons is available in just about all of them - you just need to look out for it. Average price at the moment seems about 79p a Litre.
Last batch I've made (the Cider Morello in my sig) was using 'cloudy pressed apple juice' from Lidl.

 
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #5
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oh kool, the one i last bought was bout 1.50 per litre

but it was organic

ill go to lidll in future


btw, where do you buy homebrew gear? im lookin for somewhere i can drive to instead of buyin over the internet

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Old 02-15-2007, 08:51 PM   #6
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btw, where do you buy homebrew gear? im lookin for somewhere i can drive to instead of buyin over the internet
Whereabouts in Derbyshire are you roughly?

 
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:12 PM   #7
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derby

its not a very big place an im willin to drivesome distance

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:52 PM   #8
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If you were nearer the Buxton/Matlock end of Derbyshire I'd have recommended the HBS in Stockport (on the main A6 into Manchester) for equipment (but ring them first to check they have what you want). I haven't been in for at least 5 years but I know they're still going. Depends if you fancy the drive I guess.....

 
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:39 PM   #9
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yea, someone else told me about that one after i posted this thread

i think that is the closest one so im goin there when i have money

also i looked on there site, they do have everythin i need an from the site it looks pretty good!

 
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