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45 minutes ago, stuartbert two hats said:

I swear my box of Thatchers gets stronger with every pint.  It was like apple juice when I first opened it, now it seems to be about 10%!

Which one did you get?  I get a box of the Big Apple and it's like rocket fuel even though it's only 5%.

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Does anyone know if Roger Wilkins is still selling, or has the rona shut him down for the time being?

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18 hours ago, stuartbert two hats said:

I swear my box of Thatchers gets stronger with every pint.  It was like apple juice when I first opened it, now it seems to be about 10%!

I've had the same sort of experience in the past with a box of their Cheddar Valley

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22 hours ago, stuartbert two hats said:

I swear my box of Thatchers gets stronger with every pint.  It was like apple juice when I first opened it, now it seems to be about 10%!

I think the abv of proper cider is more of a desire/guess than an actuality.

I also think it seems to get stronger with age.

The Hecks stuff is like rocket fuel too, i'll feel it after 1 pint and after 3 i'm pretty merry. However it doesn't give me a headache in the morning, I guess it's due to be full of apply goodness and sunshine - and no additives/chemicals etc.  

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19 hours ago, Dark Star said:

Does anyone know if Roger Wilkins is still selling, or has the rona shut him down for the time being?

He was last May/June, a mate of mine who lives in Cheddar picked me up some and brought it the Glastonbury for me. Not sure a week in a hot tent did it any good though it tasted a bit of a edge to it when I got it home, unless it's supposed to be like that of course.

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On 5/7/2020 at 2:28 PM, Johnnyseven said:

I think the abv of proper cider is more of a desire/guess than an actuality.

I also think it seems to get stronger with age.

The Hecks stuff is like rocket fuel too, i'll feel it after 1 pint and after 3 i'm pretty merry. However it doesn't give me a headache in the morning, I guess it's due to be full of apply goodness and sunshine - and no additives/chemicals etc.  

The 6% thing seems to be a mutually agreed thing between proper cider manufacturers and the excise man. I'm sure a lot of it is stronger.

The chemicals are definitely the thing that cause the headaches!

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5 minutes ago, Dark Star said:

The chemicals are definitely the thing that cause the headaches!

If it catches the light right the Burrowhill Dry off of the Cider Bus has oily rainbows on the surface. 

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23 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

If it catches the light right the Burrowhill Dry off of the Cider Bus has oily rainbows on the surface. 

Same with the Hot 'n' Spicy. I wonder if it's due to residue from the wax lining of the cups? Would you still get the same if poured into a glass?

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Lillys gladiator 8.4% still cider is pretty good for a medium dry cider rather too easy to drink as well 😉

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Just gone to Burrow Hill’s site to order some more Cider Bus Cider and they’ve sold out!!!

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@Hugh Jass this is what you want. Get your own mix. Cheaper and nicer  

 

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3 minutes ago, chuckles07 said:


@Hugh Jass this is what you want. Get your own mix. Cheaper and nicer  

 

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I was hoping for the Bus bottles, not a fan of dry cider. Cheers though. I’m sure they’ll be back in stock soon enough.

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For anyone who likes their cider a little less strong and wants to buy 10 or 20 litres, Seacider do bag-in-a-box cider too. They have a range of strengths, dryness, a good few fruit flavoured ciders and even a low alcohol (2%) cider.

https://www.seacider.co.uk/shop

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