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bodger

Saturday June 2nd 2012.

I haven't a clue where this place is exactly but thanks to the auspices of the Welsh Perry and Cider Society, this event. The Welsh Perry & Cider Championships 2012 is going to take place here. Ynysddu RFC, Saturday 2 June 2012
I'm sure that I'll be able to find it.

Yours truly is going to enter some cider in his first ever attempt at showing cider. I'm obviously not expecting to win or anything silly like that. In truth, I'll be happy if I come away not having poisoned anyone  and I'll be even happier if by some fluke my fellow cider makers deem it remotely drinkable.
From now until then the pressure is going to be on as I'll be beavering away trying to blend my various batches into a drinkable brew. All good stuff but I suppose it would be helpful if I had a clue as to what I was doing.
I've a couple of friends who I can ask for advice and the weekend after next, I'll be taking some samples of the cider that we've made down a cider maker to see what we can come up with.

I'm obviously going to be entering the novices classes and to do so, you have to present five gallons of cider brewed in Wales to the judges. The cider has to be in  either in whats known as a Polybag or a polybarrel. There will be classes for dry, medium and sweet cider. I'm hoping to enter the first two classes.

I'm looking forward to the weekend and meeting fellow society members and after having had the odd swig of the stuff that we made last summer and autumn, its obviously the social side of the event that I'm looking forward too. Wish me luck!
Mo

Good Luck!
bodger

I haven't told Karen yet but for fifteen quid, we can camp on a rugby field for two nights.
Wilder

Best of luck to you Bodger, and if the best man wins it could just be you  
bodger

It would definately be a case of beginners luck.
Lorrainelovesplants

If you both drink enough cider, Karen wont even know its a field your staying in.

Best of luck!
Have you sold much then?
sod

Good on you and one way to meet n talk to other makers, hope all goes well.
12Bore

Good for you, hope it's as much fun as it sounds!
bodger

Anyone fancy a boozey weekend in Swansea? I've been set the task of finding B&B and I was so looking forward to sleeping under the posts.
Rena

bodger wrote:
Anyone fancy a boozey weekend in Swansea? I've been set the task of finding B&B and I was so looking forward to sleeping inder the posts.


Hope it goes well! Btw, how far from Swansea are you?
bodger

A good four or more hours away.

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