29th August to 1st November at Brogdale Collections
The cider making day will start at Brogdale Farm with a history of cider making in Kent as well as covering the health and safety aspects of making cider. This is a great time for a bit of Q&A and get your queries answered in the cider making discussion.
You will then spend the rest of the morning getting ‘hands on’ with cider making, starting by heading out into the Brogdale orchards to gather apples, learning about the best fruit to use and why along the way. Get hands on by hand scratting and pressing your apples into juice ready to make into cider. Learn valuable skills from the knowledgeable expert teacher on what to do next, discover all you need to know about fermenting your freshly pressed apple juice at home and creating the perfect cider.
Finish off the day with ready to make your own cider at home, you will leave the day with up to 15 litres of your freshly pressed apple juice ready to ferment at home, with full instructions and guidance on the fermenting process. This course promises to be a fun day out as well as a great learning experience, starting you on your path to successful cider making at home.
If you want to bring your own apples form your apple tree or orchard at home they can be added to the apple collected form Brogdale and be blended into the cider mix you will take home with you.
You will need: Sensible clothing and pen/pad for note taking.
Dates: October 29th, 30th and 31st and November 1st
10.00am until 4.30pm
Cost for the day is £105 – refreshments and lunch included.