Making Spring Cider – 5 Top Tips

As we get close to Easter and the sun starts shining through the windows in the morning again, we’re inching close and closer to our favourite time of year: picnic season. There’s nothing more exciting than a lazy weekend afternoon in the park with a full spread on, a delicious tipple and friends for company. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a drastic increase in the popularity of fruity ciders as the de-facto drink of choice for the park, replacing such staples as rose and a jug of Pimms. There is also a booming micro-industry of people beginning to brew their own cider at home. Due to it’s relatively easier nature when compared to brewing beer at home, and the fact that you have a much more diverse flavour profile to play with, home made cider is going to be the “it drink” this summer. So if you are brewing some at home, what tips and handy advice do we have for the adventurous cider maker? Here are 5 you need to know! Read more…