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Best Cider Accessories for the Summer

Tuesday, 15 July 2014  |  Admin

Cider Making Kit Home BrewingBest Cider Accessories for the Summer

Our Cider expert shares her top tips and favourite accessories for enjoying your home brew cider this summer.

Cider is an alcoholic drink traditionally made from the fermented juice of cider apples, sometimes referred to as ‘scrumpy’, it’s a refreshing summer drink – here’s some ideas for keeping your cider home brew from your cider making kits cool, in more ways than one!

Keep Cool! Let’s start with the basics – if you like your cider kit COOL – you’ll need an ice bucket – if you are feeling a little continental with your cider making kit, try this white ice bucket with a carry handle from Dibor £28 and oh how we like the idea of a BIG ice bucket and the black enamel bucket from wayfair £18.55 would be just perfect for chilling your home brewing kit cider. 

Dartington Cider Glasses in a tinChink – Another local Devon business close to us here at is the legendary Dartington Crystal – so we turn to them for their Classic Cider Glass, shaped to enjoy the full flavour of your cider homebrew!

Tinsmiths Cider MugsFor a bit of British rustic charm, do check out these traditional hand thrown pottery mugs, made in Britain from £14.95

Skull and Cross Bone Ice Cube trayIce Ice Baby… – for a bit of pirate fun in your cider glass, (or pottery mug for that matter) try these skull and cross bone ice cube trays from the Natural History Museum Shop £8

We’ve nailed it… Cider bottle opener – This may seem crazy, but it actually works… A bent nail and a piece of wood from £15 

Antler Bottle OpenerFor a more traditional style bottle opener, and this would be great as a Father's Day gift! How about this classic antler design?
Try this one from Devon’s Arundel Arms Shop £9.99 

Burts Potato Chips courtesy @ceefitchFeeling peckish – and finally, if you’re feeling a little hungry, go fill a big bowl with some Burts Chips – we love these from yet another brilliant local Devon business, great with a Beer as well as with your home brewed Cider!

For the full range of easy to use Cider Home Brew Making Kits in loads of different flavours, from traditional apple and pear to a selection of fruity little numbers, click here

For our fill range of cider making kits, click here