Tricky Cider Blog 19/03/2019

So.. Freddie and I have finally decided to create a record of what we’re doing, some of the crazy things that happen to us on a daily basis, we think you might enjoy reading about. Lets start with this, yesterday’s clearout of the old Tricky cider yard. By way of background, we took over Tricky cider in Jan 2018, in Feb the snow had something to say about the roof on the old yard, and it fell in covering most of the rotoplast fermenters in roof sheets and big chunky fally down bits of wood. Fortunatly we already had a new home in mind, across the road at the home of the Batchelors, Higher Willand Farm.

We’ve moved into what used to be the old cow shed, in need of a little tlc, but full of character and plenty of space to make our cider! I’m sure you will see more of it’s charms in the coming posts.

Yesterday started with welding up the alternator on the Defender… Brand new alternator can you believe it, the front pulley came all loose, so after tightening it, welding the nut on the front and it still span round I decided to weld the pulley to the shaft in a giantic last-ditch cheapskate effort. A large part of the business these days is about getting about and getting things done without spending any money, hopefully someday this might change!

So we did 5 more runs to the old yard yesterday, picking up the last of the kegs and anything else we thought looked useful! We like the look, I hope you do too, anyone need any fishing rods?

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Matt Gillett