It’s been a beautiful week here in Somerset. We’ve had gorgeous weather and have enjoyed watching the July changes – lots of young birds, the light changing, over-blown hedgerows and ripening crops.
This week has been particularly exciting as we took delivery of our new press. It’s a beast! The Voran EBP650 was shipped from Kreuzmayr in Austria after we bought it second-hand a few months ago, and it’s now arrived at its new home in Somerset.
This new press is so much more than just a new piece of equipment. It is probably the most important piece of kit that Worley’s Cider owns. This is a belt press that extracts juice through a system of rollers and mesh, rather than a rack-and-cloth press that requires making a stack of apples and squashing the juice using a hydraulic ram.
Having this machine means we can produce more volume for 2018 sales. Our outgoing press is also a Voran machine, the 180P2 which is their largest rack-and-cloth press. It has suited us perfectly over the last four years and we’re sorry to see it go. The difference is pressing 3 tonnes of apples per day with the old press, versus 1.5 tonnes per hour with our new one. We needed to upgrade so we can cope with the demand for quality, real cider.
We’re selling our out-going Voran press, so if you’re interested – please give Neil a ring on 01749 880016, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Champion cider providers
We’ve been supplying The Stable pizza restaurants for a while now, and are really happy to be one of their regular cider providers. They champion real cider, craft makers and the whole ‘local’ thing. The Stable was started in Bridport a few years ago and has taken off in a massive way – proving we think that people really love simple things done well – like proper fresh-made pizza, and decent real cider.
They have created a small army of Cider Masters in each branch who make it their business to learn about craft makers and pass on their knowledge to other staff and customers alike. There are Stables all over the South West and they’ve expanded to London, Birmingham and are going further up the country. Find your local Stable here, go say hello and grab a pint of Red Hen and a gorgeous crispy, cheesy pizza!
And a reminder, that our 20-litre Bag in Box ciders are also available to buy online at our webstore. Great for summer parties, barbecues and holiday camping trips!