View Full Version : It's scrumpy season!

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-06-2005, 18:49:54
Blazing sunshine? Sky-high humidity levels? No football on the telly? It's scrumpy time!

Smooth out those summertime blues with something apple-based and toxic. Yarrrrrrr!

19-06-2005, 20:21:22
Cider. Mmmmmm

19-06-2005, 20:23:46
Ooooh, now there's a good idea

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-06-2005, 20:54:59
I've got a nice bottle of organic scrumpy. I like the way they stress "organic", as if that makes it any less harmful.

19-06-2005, 20:57:58
But was it matured by having a dead pig dissolve in it?

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-06-2005, 22:34:55
Please....just a pork chop or two. It leaves room for more scrumpy in the barrel. A rat or cat will serve as an alternative.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-06-2005, 14:51:21
Here's a "brew-your-own" recipe.


It's a bit of a fast-and-dirty recipe, designed for the amateur. A real purist's scrumpy would have no added yeast and would be strained through hay. Having said that, it would certainly work.

Chin chin!

26-06-2005, 17:19:01
I'm pruning the apple tree right now...

26-06-2005, 17:24:34
We don't seem to get real scrumpy here so I'd have to brew my own or settle for cider. There are a couple of cider brands which claim to be scrumpy but they filter their brew and everything so it doesn't sound much like the scrumpy Laz talks about.

26-06-2005, 17:42:31
You want hot, spiced Cider.

Now there is a drink.

26-06-2005, 17:57:22
We got loads of that here. The village of Julian in the mountains east of San Diego routinely wins the state fair for all things apple related and the village seems to survive off of tourists coming for a million and one things made with apples along with people who want to see the old gold mining stuff from the 19th century.

The Norks
26-06-2005, 20:18:49
there's gold in them thar hills

stealth biased
28-06-2005, 02:53:24
laz would you be able to send me a bottle or six if i figured out some way to pay for it? i'm deathly curious.

28-06-2005, 02:57:59
Well, as long as he's sending them out...

28-06-2005, 02:59:13
Though it may be more interesting to round up my old brewing equipment and make a batch. It would suck having to wait a year or so to drink it but supposedly it is better after it ages. If I did make some then I'd have to make a batch of ginger honey mead as well since that stuff also takes a year to mature.