Jeremy Clarkson warns Hawkstone cider bottles could 'explode' after brewing issue

“Really sorry about this but on the upside, the beer is fine and still delicious. As is the cider, in bottles that are unaffected"

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Mr Clarkson said he was sorry about the issue and would make amends to customers who had purchased the cider with the affected batch code
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Mr Clarkson said he was sorry about the issue and would make amends to customers who had purchased the cider with the affected batch code

Jeremy Clarkson has warned there is a small possibility that some of his Hawkstone cider could ‘explode' due to over fermenting.

The Top Gear host turned farmer said the cider bottles, which uses ingredients grown on Diddly Squat Farm in the Cotswolds, could shatter due to a problem in the brewing process.

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Mr Clarkson said the issue only applied to bottles with the code L3160 on the cap.

He advised customers who had purchased Hawkstone cider with the code to get in touch to get a refund or to order another batch.

Clarkson's Farm star Kaleb Cooper joined Mr Clarkson in expanding Hawkstone to create and sell cider last year after the success of his beer product.

They have both posted videos showing guidance on how to stop the bottles from ‘blowing up'.

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Mr Clarkson apologised for the mishap and offered some next steps for those affected.

"There has been a massive c*** up and as a result, there is a very slim chance some of our Hawkstone CIDER bottles might, there is no easy way of saying this, explode," he said.

"If the cap has the code L3160, open it underwater, pour it away and get in touch for a refund at [email protected]

"Really sorry about this but on the upside, the beer is fine and still delicious.

"As is the cider, in bottles that are unaffected.

"Which is almost all of them."

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