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Grainger Cider doc is up
October 14, 2013
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Here is the sign up Doc for lunch at the cider ill. The Graingers will start us off with coffee and donuts in the morning. I am guesstimating about 50 people, including a few spouses and kids, as well as the Graingers.

You will probably want a small tasting glass to sample the fresh juice.

October 4, 2013
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Here is the latest info from Jeff Grainger 

most of the questions you may have are answered below:

Good Afternoon Sue,

You had asked about if we needed to add a second day. After talking it over with Dad, we have decided to do it all in one day. We are going to have two teams of mill operators to rotate in and out every two or three batches. That way nobody has to do it all day. The next questions will be start time and batch order. We are going to start at 8:00 am. I will ask that people taking from the first batch be there by 8:30. The batch order may shift a little, but for now I am thinking the first two will be the Ark. Black/Baldwin mix. Followed by the Heritage Brewing. Four and Five will be pure Ark Black and Ark. Black/Greening respectivly. The Sweet, Semi Sweet, and Winesap are interchangable in the order. The Apple Cranberry mix will be last because of everything being red in the aftermath. We can move one of the Ark. Black/Baldwin batches to later in the day if we have takers that cann't make it early. Each batch will run about an hour give or take so people can plan accordingly. And as always, if people want cider but cann't make it that day or find someone to handle transport for them. They are welcome to drop off their containers anytime that week tagged with name, phone, and batch, and we can fill and keep them in the walkin for pickup that following week.

I have asked Jim Paulson to get the AABG yard sign tonight so we can put it out at the farm the morning of the grind.

Let me know if anything else comes up.

Thanks Again

Jeff Grainger 
Grainger's Orchard & Cider Mill

He also stated that there may be some extra juice from some of the pressings. If you might be interested in buying any extra, be sure and bring a "just in case" bucket or carbon.

September 27, 2013
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Here is more info on the cider blends from Jeff Grainger:

Good afternoon Sue,

Appologies for not getting back to you sooner. I have been thinking and walking the farm and working out the mixes for the blended ciders. This is what I have come up so far.

The Sweet will be Runkel, Jonathan, Delicious Red and Golden, Melrose, and some over ripe Cortland and or Spartans. 
  
The Heritage Brewing will be Ellis Bitter, Red Rome, Ida Red, RI Greening, and Northern Spy.

The Cider we mix with the Cranberry is the one I have been struggleing with. What I am thinking is Ark. Black, RI Greening, Ida Red, with Jonathan and or Mutsu. That combination should make a nice deep cider without over powering the cranberry. If any of the club members have thoughts, I am open to suggestions.

The Semi sweet will be some combination of any and all of the above. I will know better week of.

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Jeff Grainger 
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September 16, 2013
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Per Jeff Grainger: we will need to shut off the cider orders one week before the 26th so they have time to get the apples harvested and organized for the pressing day. (Remember they all have "day jobs" in addition to their orchard work)

So- last day to sign up will be 10/18.

I must say it looks like the doc has been pretty busy today.

September 16, 2013
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So many folks have been chomping at the bit to get at the doc and sign up! Holy Cow!
At the meeting it sounded like people wanted more info about the blends, especially the sweet and semi-sweet blends. I do not have the list yet of apples going into those, and frankly they could be subject to last minute changes as the apple mature and are harvested. But when I do have them I will add them to the doc, and you can make changes to your order based on that.
For info on the specific apples, wiki has a not to bad list that for most, have a link to more in depth info. Nothing on the Winter Banana, which Jeff Grainger indicated will be added to all blends this year due to the fact that it helps the fermented cider retain more apple character.

Here is the wiki link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L....._cultivars

It looks like there will be plenty to go around, so do not panic. I will open the link up to some "Friends of AABG" in about a week.
Also, yo do not have to get juice in increments of 5 gallons. You will need to have gallon makings on your collecting container as that is how your juice will be measured. (It's not like a gas pump that measures as it dispenses.) and again, it will be $5 per gallon, payable to Graingers, not AABG.
In a couple weeks there will be another email out about volunteering food and service products for lunch that day. Right now I am thinking crockpots with shredded BBQ/ Sloppy Joe meats for sandwiches, some sides, and some desserts (bonus points for apple usage!). Open to suggestions, of course.
Graingers have volunteered coffee and donuts to get us started in the morning.
this is always a fun day. It is a long, and with everybody pitching in on getting the work done, very satisfying day as well.

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