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How much Woodchuck cider would a woodchuck chug....

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jun, 2013 08:26 am
@tsarstepan,
When does pear cider become perry?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jun, 2013 09:07 am
@izzythepush,
During the reign of Charlemagne, every "minister" (ministro bono) had to have a servant, who knew how to make cider and perry: "... id est qui cerevisam vel pomatium sive piratium vel aliud quodcunque liquamen ad bibendum aptum fuerit facere sciant, ... ."

Here the original text from 825:
http://i44.tinypic.com/mbs3kk.jpg
Source
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 30 Jul, 2013 07:00 pm
In the past couple of weeks, I've found my two most favorite ciders:
1. Cherry Tree Hard Cider from Original Sin
http://i41.tinypic.com/rvir13.jpg
http://origsin.com/v4/the-ciders/cherry-tree/

2. Angry Orchard Apple Ginger:
http://i40.tinypic.com/9bdb9z.jpg
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 30 Jul, 2013 07:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
hmmm.

hafta see if anybody out here on the prairie is handling cherry tree.

after concert season starts, of course.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 03:37 pm
@Rockhead,
Trying Doc's Draft Hard Pear Cider now. Quite yummy.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 04:09 pm
@tsarstepan,
Tried a taste of something called REDD's Apple Ale. The label doesn't include apples or apple juice when listing the ingredients. WTF?

Its kind of fake but is like a sweeter cider , so I guess its a product of "bucket chemistry" rather than a brewers art.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 31 Aug, 2013 02:42 pm
@farmerman,
Yesterday I went to the Dorset Steam Fair, and bought a few litres of this from the barrel.

http://bridgefarmcider.co.uk/WP/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/farmshop-copy1.png

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TXrQfMd8xZU/Ubnd432Iw6I/AAAAAAAAA8c/i07sNH8BVN8/s1600/photo.jpg

It's very good, 6.5% vol.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 31 Aug, 2013 02:59 pm
I love this one

http://www.nowtoronto.com/_assets/issues/3314/wauposwhisky_large.jpg

best with a terroir-matched sheep cheddar
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2013 10:02 am
I'd give this a try if I had somewhere/some event to bring it to.
Hard Cider Sangria
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/hard-cider-sangria
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2013 03:37 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

When does pear cider become perry?


when it's delicious! just had some on Saturday night - verra nice indeed

http://www.lcbo.com/assets/products/720x720/0008144.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Oct, 2013 06:11 am
I tried the Woodchuck pumpkin cider last week. It was okay but not remarkable.
~~
A good marketing piece about the makers of cider and their push to give cider to the wine level in the consumer's eyes.
Drinking in the Big Apple, Cider Returns to NYC
http://www.wnyc.org/story/cider-returns-nyc/
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2013 04:45 pm
@tsarstepan,
Trying some hot homemade cider plus a shot of rum at a bar called Sunswick in Astoria. Very nice.:-)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2013 05:46 pm
I'll have to mull this over.

I've never had mulled cider or wine, not sure it's my loss or not, since of course, I don't know yet.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2013 03:16 am
@ossobuco,
It's very nice and really easy to make. I think cider is better than wine.

Use cheap stuff. It's just a case of warming the cider/wine up in a saucepan with sugar, citrus fruit slices and spices, cinnamon/ ginger etc. Nice and warming. I've got some cider on the go and will mull it for the wassail on 5th Jan.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2013 10:17 am
@izzythepush,
Thanks.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2013 10:50 am
@ossobuco,
There's loads of recipes out there. To be honest I just see what's in the cupboard. I got 4 mini bottles of wine from my so for my birthday. 2 red, 2 white, I can't drink red wine unless I mull it, it gives me a terrible headache otherwise. I'll be mulling one later on this evening.

Don't use ground spices, fresh ginger root instead of ginger spice, and cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, juniper berries etc, but it's up to you, I've heard of some people putting sausage in it, but I don't fancy that.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2013 11:38 am
@izzythepush,
Ginger root and cinnamon sticks are something I always have around. Am out of whole cloves, but I'm recently sort of tired of cloves, might try it without.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2013 11:55 am
@ossobuco,
I don't put cloves in mine actually, it was a whole spice that came to mind. I think lemongrass might work, but I put sliced lemons in anyway. I've used allspice before, and that's OK.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2013 12:06 pm
@izzythepush,
Tangent - I was just off looking up yet again a movie short I was fond of some years ago. I'd had it in my mind that it was by Les Blank, and that was wrong, and that its title was Troppo Oregano. This came to mind because I think there is such a thing as too many cloves.

This time I looked it up in english, Too Much Oregano, and hah! maybe I'd seen in italian, who knows, but it's been listed all this time. It won the Cannes palm in 1983.

http://www.dianegrant.com/films.html
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2013 12:09 pm
@izzythepush,
I'll try the lemongrass. I just bought some (package, but looking ok) a few days ago. I've bought fresh before, but at least at that market, fresh was only a state of mind.
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