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Unfortunately you lads are too far away for it to be financially viable. It would definitely be possible in Cornwall and parts of Devon.

Any samples? :D

 

Cheers, D.

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Unfortunately you lads are too far away for it to be financially viable. It would definitely be possible in Cornwall and parts of Devon.

Any samples? :D

Cheers, D.

Your an ale drinker!:-)

But you can try a bottle, lol

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Unfortunately I wasn't able to start pressing today, we did get a lot of other stuff done however. Anyways here's about half of what I've got together so far, probably about fifty gallons worth. I've got to pop up to Devon tomorrow to do a mole job, then pick up a dozen more cider apple trees. Although it's forecast windy I might still be able to get this lot sorted.

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Six cider apple trees in the end as I decided to have them as full size ie, on m25 stock instead of the mm106 all the rest are on.

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Makes my operation look small fry you've got some graft to come there but upgrading your equipment will make it much easier.

 

I done exactly the same Sunday night chimnea BBQ Cider in the garden, are the trees expensive I might sacrifice some of the large bushes in my garden and replace with a couple of good trees.

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Makes my operation look small fry you've got some graft to come there but upgrading your equipment will make it much easier.

I done exactly the same Sunday night chimnea BBQ Cider in the garden, are the trees expensive I might sacrifice some of the large bushes in my garden and replace with a couple of good trees.

These particular trees were a direct swap for advice on a pest problem, normally big two year olds would be £25 each. If you're considering planting in a garden go for mm106 root stock, it's semi dwarfing but still produce well, it's what most of the commercial growers use.

Adams apples at honiton is the guy I get all my trees off, he does post.

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Thanks I will look him up I was looking at a Dabinett and a Herefordshire Redstreak for Cider purposes only thanks again on the sizing info.

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Mole trapper when will you have some to sell and what sort of price ???

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Sorry chaps, it really would be prohibitively expensive to post due to weight, and there's no possible way it could survive a courier service.

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Sorry chaps, it really would be prohibitively expensive to post due to weight, and there's no possible way it could survive a courier service.

Its alright mate, we will come to you :thumbs:

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Sorry chaps, it really would be prohibitively expensive to post due to weight, and there's no possible way it could survive a courier service.

Its alright mate, we will come to you :thumbs:

 

And drink it on the journey home,

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I started yesterday, second year!

Nothing on your lads scale and still using the Vigo stuff.

First 2 gallons came out at 1058.

Hoping for 5/6 gallons when Im done!

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Well a quick update.

The other half still not processed for one reason and another, so Sunday their having it! This will be real head banging gear as they are now very high in sugar.

I also acquired some more cider apple fallers from a mole customer today, the second batch will produce a smaller yield than the first lot, but will/should be far better.

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Thank feck for that! Last pressing for 2017 today, in the sun, wind, hail and rain. Only got 36 gallons at og 1054 but it was some lovely juice. Now the tricky part. There's exactly 100 gallons sat in the cider shed now.

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