Wednesday 22 July 2009 2.16pm
You KNOW I'm up for it, Jon. Might be a small baby-sized issue that prevents both me and Mrs I both helping at the same time, but I'm sure we can work around that.
James B - you could do a lot worse than try this link http://www.cider.org.uk/content2.htm
for info on how to make cider on a small scale. Essentially, you use one sort of "machine" to smash the apples up into little pieces, and another to press the little pieces into juice. Once you've got juice, you put an airlock on it to keep out the nasties, and pretty much leave it to itself somewhere cool and dark to turn into lovely cider a few months later.
It's great fun, and if you search on this forum under "SE1 cider" then you'll find threads from the previous years where we've made cider together. Everyone's welcome.
...if you press it, they will come.