I fancied the Southwark Cathedral apple day too, shame it clashed. Great Cider making again, really enjoyed it (in spite of my stinky cold) and wonderful to see my SE1 pals scratting away!
Took the scratter loaded into my boot by mistake back to the farm today. Carl and Kate were smoking the beehives and collecting the honey - very interesting - had a taste too - delish! The twins love the farm so much and really enjoyed feeding the apple orts to the pigs.
Think we should do the Much Marcle/Ledbury cider weekend again in the spring as it was so fantastic last time.
Equipment wise Jon I had:
1 sachet yeast
1 bung with hole
some camden tablets
and 1 gallon of apple juice to make 1 gallon yummy cider (although the rugrats are already pushing my sulphited solution around the kitchen! Goodness knows what they're going to do to it once it starts bubbling!)
my cider is bubbling furiously away, the small one has started to slow down already, so might put the airlock in today or tomorrow.
The large one has errupted a big brown fluffy bubbly mess all over the place, luckily it was on a tray, so none on the carpet. I'll wait a bit longer before putting air lock in this one.
If you've sulphited the juice, wait a couple of days for gasses to disperse from juice before adding your own yeast.