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Old 05-24-2011, 01:05 AM   #21
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Cornwall and Devon are the trad area's for alcoholic cider in the UK, the French also have a history of very good cider.
There is also a product made in those area's called Scrumpy or Screech, this is rough home made cloudy cider with a kick like a mule, it can be used to make a cocktail called a snake bite, this is half a pint of Guinness added to half a pint of Scrumpy. This would be the trad drink with a pasty or ploughman's lunch.
Cider making is not easy and quite dangerous as the fermentation is difficult to control naturally.
I had a apple juicer to make sterilised juice that you must be able to buy in the US, it is a drum made of three parts, you put water in the bottom, rough chopped apples in the middle, the top fits on then you bring the water to a boil the steam rises through the chopped apples condensed and very tasty pure apple juice that is crystal clear drips out.Google Mehu Liisa steam juicer
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:12 AM   #22
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thanks bolas.
andy, the apples resemble macintoshes, but i'm not 100% certain that's what they are. my mil planted the tree over 60 years ago.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:48 AM   #24
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:16 AM   #25
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Some orchards will have frozen cider year around. One not far from me does.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:51 AM   #26
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is that on purpose?

i mean, you are in canada afterall...

i'm kidding, just kidding!
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:36 AM   #27
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You don't say where you live. Around here, it would be refridgerated with the produce, as mentioned, but might not be available year 'round. It is definitely an autumn product.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:39 AM   #28
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Oh, hard cider and calvados? Oh, yummy, available year 'round. One time I had a halloween party, and bought gallons of cider to make into a hot, mulled, and yes, alcoholic beverage. I had one gallon left over (unopened and not alcoholic at the time) and put it on the veranda (we lived in Virginia) to keep. It fermented, and I did catch it before it exploded!
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Cornwall and Devon are the trad area's for alcoholic cider in the UK, the French also have a history of very good cider.
There is also a product made in those area's called Scrumpy or Screech, this is rough home made cloudy cider with a kick like a mule, it can be used to make a cocktail called a snake bite, this is half a pint of Guinness added to half a pint of Scrumpy. This would be the trad drink with a pasty or ploughman's lunch.
Cider making is not easy and quite dangerous as the fermentation is difficult to control naturally.
I had a apple juicer to make sterilised juice that you must be able to buy in the US, it is a drum made of three parts, you put water in the bottom, rough chopped apples in the middle, the top fits on then you bring the water to a boil the steam rises through the chopped apples condensed and very tasty pure apple juice that is crystal clear drips out.Google Mehu Liisa steam juicer
I live in the uk and am very proud of some of our own local produce, (considering we don't have alot)! I am impressed with your knowledge!
We are lucky to have fresh cider available all year round, and in my local bar we have local cider on tap. It certainly does kick like a mule though!
Stay away from scrumpy jack, I've had plenty of good nights on that but the next day you will suffer for it!
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Sadie I'm a scouser, I live in the north west so I should have knowledge of our products. Do you know why Thatchers scrumpy is called screeeeeeeech by the locals of Weston Supermare
Ps I now live in taff land.
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