The Slakethirst 2002 Blend

November 3rd, 2002

Regrettably, circumstances precluded my hand-picking or pressing the apples this year. Instead, I purchased 24 gallons of already-pressed cider from Skurdahl Farms on 3 November ’02. This was her Batch #3.

Lori Skurdahl has her cider pressed at Daum’s Mill, where I took my apples in ’01. Unfortunately, Lori doesn’t track the precise percentage of each variety included in the blend, but these are the varieties:

Pounds Variety
N/A Medaille d’Or
N/A Kingston Black
N/A Tremlett’s Bitter
N/A Michelin
N/A Chisel Jersey
N/A Belle de Boskoop

45 Gallons of Thirst-Slaking Goodness…

November 15th, 2001

… are bubbling away in the cidery. Expect at least one strong New England spiced cider, a light wine and a well-aged cyser, in addition to substantial quantities of The Original Celebrated Old Slakethirst.

The Slakethirst 2001 Blend

November 5th, 2001

•  Picked 21st and 28th October, ’01 at Skurdahl Farms.
•  Pressed 5th November, ’01 at Daum’s Mill.
•  Yield: 49.25 Gallons.

Pounds Variety
160 Dabinett
80 Yarlington Mill
80 Belle de Boskoop
80 Reine de Pomme
60 Porter’s Perfection
60 Chisel Jersey
40 Brown Thorne
20 Tremlett’s Bitter
20 Michelin
10 Misc.

610 Total

The Slakethirst 2000 Blend

October 22nd, 2000

•  Picked at Skurdahl Farms and Oliphant Orchards.
•  Pressed 22nd October, ’00 using the F.H. Steinbart hand press.
•  Yield: 15 Gallons.

Pounds Variety
120 Ashmead’s Kernel
80 Fuji
80 Hudson’s Golden Gem
80 Macintosh
60 Golden Russet
60 Roxbury Russet
40 Kingston Black
20 Tremlett’s Bitter
20 Fireside
10 Chisel Jersey
10 Adam’s Pearmain
10 Medaille d’Or
10 Michelin
10 Dabinett

460 Total

The Slakethirst 1999 Blend

October 25th, 1999

•  Apples purchased from various commercial orchards in Hood River, OR.
•  Pressed 25th October, ’99 using the F.H. Steinbart hand press.
•  Yield: 8.25 Gallons.

Lbs. Variety Yield (Gal)
80 Rome Beauty 3.00
40 Newton Pippen 2.00
40 Winter Banana 1.75
20 Esopus Spitzenberg 1.50

180 Total 8.25