Adstockistan’s inaugural cider making session took place on 27th September 2015. Due to the fact that the orchard trees are merely maidens, participants brought fruit from their own trees or scrumped from neighbours.
Our instructor for the day was Laurence Conisbee, from the award winning Virtual Orchard Cidery and Distillery in Wolverton, who delivered two excellent lessons in the art of making cider using only wild yeast. He also supplied equipment for everyone to make at least 5 litres of apple juice to be nurtured in garages, potting sheds and attics, and judged on a date tbc in October 2016 to be known as Adstocktoberfest!
An excellent day was had by all, helped by cloudless and crisp weather. Thank you to Laurence and we look forward to welcoming him back for the judging as well as brewing of more cider for the following year!