I know there are a few readers on here that have been making their own cider as well, and I think that we should all put our brews to the test. This Summer Solstice, June 20th, I think we should all meet and have a showdown to blind taste-test each others cider. As the solstice is actually on a Wednesday (booo), and most of us will not be in the greatest shape after sampling all of the brews, we’ll hold it at my place on Saturday June 23rd to give everyone a day to recoup/purge before back to work on the Monday. Anyone else who hasn’t already made a cider is welcome to brew their own and bring it along for the competition. For the winner of the taste-test, I’m offering a dozen eggs (our personnel will be notified in advance to increase production), a bottle of Merlot (homemade in January) and a large jar of jalapenos jelly (from last years peppers).
For anyone who can’t face our evil cat, we’ll send her away to behaviour modification camp, ie our basement, for the duration of the festivites.
If you don’t think you’ll be able to make a cider, bring something equally as good and equally as homemade.
Let the brewing continue!