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These are photos from this year’s cider making.

Cidermaking at home, 2010

We are fortunate to have a garden which allows us to wash, prepare and mash the apples. Our vigo press is the tool that lets us press the mashed apples and the pressed juice flows directly into our sterilised demijon containers.

We made 7 gallons from this collection of Gala, Bramley, Golden Delicious, Cox’s and Russet’s – all from the local Sussex countryside. We have two apple trees in our back garden – a Golden Delicious and Fiesta.

The Bramley is a cooking apple, with Russet, Gala and Golden all being rich, crisp dessert apples.

We are going to be racking off the cider in the next couple of weeks into spare demijons to allow a secondary fermentation to increase the final strength (ABV) of the cider.

The photos you see below are the latest added by the community of Real Cider, that’s you! We use the flickr photo sharing site, where you can add your own cider photos to the Real Cider group for all to enjoy.

A photo or picture says a thousand words; as well as exploring how people enjoy cider, you can also see the variety and colourful life that exists for our apples all around the world.

Collective Arts Local Press Apple Cider (SPLATTER RABBIT) - Thu, 25 May 2017

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Collective Arts Local Press Apple Cider (SPLATTER RABBIT)

Made from 100% locally sourced, Ontario grown Northern Spy, IDA Red, and Spartan apples fermented with a French cider yeast resulting in a dry, pleasant base liquid. A small portion of fresh juice is then blended back to balance the acid impart a fresh fruit nose. Local Press is our flagship cider that will have you wondering where it’s been your whole life. This naturally gluten-free cider is an off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing cider.

Under the alias “Descendo”, Simon Mallette St-Pierre works as a nightlife + music Art Director and Designer. “Descendo” operates out of Montreal and has worked in Los Angeles and New York with a worldwide network of artists and labels in music. “MINIMA” is Descendo’s latest collection of comic / illustration arts and merchandise.

Wilkins Farmhouse Cider - Sun, 07 May 2017

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Wilkins Farmhouse Cider

Mudgley, Somerset, England

Michel Jodoin Remous - Mon, 17 Apr 2017

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Michel Jodoin Remous

Hopped sparkling cider

Cheddar Cheese and Cider sign, shed in Cheddar Gorge - Mon, 27 Mar 2017

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Cheddar Cheese and Cider sign, shed in Cheddar Gorge

Michel Jodoin Cidre léger rosé - Sun, 19 Mar 2017

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Michel Jodoin Cidre léger rosé

This still cider made in vat with McIntosh and Geneva apples. It is called young because it is not aged after fermentation.

..and that's real cider? - Sun, 27 Aug 2006

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..and that's real cider?

La Face Cachée de la Pomme Smac! - Sun, 18 Oct 2015

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La Face Cachée de la Pomme Smac!

Refreshing & light, Smac is a cider made with the famous McIntosh apple from Quebec. Made from fresh apple juice and naturally gluden-free.

Normandie. Beuvron en Auge - Wed, 22 Jul 2015

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Normandie. Beuvron en Auge

Normandie. Beuvron en Auge. Cider keg. Cidre - Wed, 22 Jul 2015

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Normandie. Beuvron en Auge. Cider keg. Cidre

Saint Malo, crêperie, galette, cidre - cider - Sun, 19 Jul 2015

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Saint Malo, crêperie, galette, cidre - cider

Cider Apples in the Sun 238/365 - Wed, 26 Aug 2015

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Cider Apples in the Sun 238/365

It's nearly time to harvest the cider apples again and it's going to be a bumper crop this year. Our 2014 Ashcombe Estate Orchards "White's Original" recently won a Gold at Taste Of The West so hopes are high for the next batch. If only it would stop raining... it's knocking the alcohol content down!

Apple Ciders - 2 - Sun, 06 Apr 2014

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Apple Ciders - 2

Apple Ciders - 1 - Sun, 06 Apr 2014

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Apple Ciders - 1

Cold cider and hot summer - Sun, 28 Jun 2015

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Cold cider and hot summer

Tap Handle Leaves - Mon, 15 Jun 2015

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Tap Handle Leaves

Experimental design of tap handle for Ciders and Perrys.
Cast in resin from my carved Oak original...

Oak Apple Tap - Wed, 10 Jun 2015

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Oak Apple Tap

Cider Tap handles made of resin. I turned the original Master in Oak and took a silicone rubber mould. The castings are then laser engraved and hand stained.

Cider Science 36/365 - Thu, 05 Feb 2015

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Cider Science 36/365

We've been in the Cider Lab this morning blending the various vats of 2014 Ashcombe Cider. Because the orchard is so old not even the expert dudes know what each of the tree varieties is. We are however very happy with the result... I got my eyesight back almost immediately.

Domaine Pinnacle Verger Sud Cidre Pétillant - Fri, 02 Jan 2015

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Domaine Pinnacle Verger Sud Cidre Pétillant

Established on the southern slopes of Pinnacle Mountain, our orchard is perfectly located to benefit from optimal apple growing conditions that translate into creating our Verger Sud sparkling cider. Enhanced by a touch of our own renowned ice cider, Verger Sud offers the perfect balance of crisp and refreshing flavours. Recognized for the taste and quality of our ice ciders on all five continents, Domaine Pinnacle is proud to present this sparkling cider, which derives its characer and taste from the same orchard and philosophy of quality as that of our ice ciders.

IMG_2361 - Mon, 08 Sep 2014

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Henry Westons cider farm.

IMG_2353 - Mon, 08 Sep 2014

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Henry Westons cider farm.

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