What i'm brewing at the moment

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Post: # 266809Post WILDBREW
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:46 pm

Just started 2 gallons of elderberry&blackberry wine, :icon_smile:
ingredients makes 2 gallons
Elderberries-3kg
Blackberries-500g
Red grape juice-2lt
Sugar-1.7kg
Youngs super wine yeast compound-2tsp(1 per DJ)
water

with a bit of luck i might get some more berries at weekend :happy10: :snorting:

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Post: # 266940Post irigg
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:57 pm

just started a gallon of rhubarb
a gallon of cider
a gallon of blackberry

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Post: # 267063Post irigg
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:28 pm

another gallon of blackberry :iconbiggrin:
hoping the weather is good this weekend so i can go berry picking lots of fat sloes about :drunken: :drunken:

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Post: # 267074Post GeorgeSalt
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:50 pm

A couple of experimental juice wines started last weak:
- a loose approximation of Federweißer made from supermarket WGJ with a tanin and acid boost, actually quite pleasant and certainly similar to what was intended
- "blueberry dancer" based on 1l T*sco blueberry juice drink and made up to the gallon with RGJ (plus sugar, tanin, acid, etc), still a way to go with this one but a sneaky taste shows promise

The freezer is bulging at the seems with hedgerow and other fruit, so my visiting nephew may get an induction into the world of brewing next week..
Curently collecting recipes for The Little Book of Liqueurs..

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Post: # 267078Post MKG
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:37 am

Your sister/brother (in law/not in law) will, from this moment forwards, curse your name. Unless they like your homebrew, in which case they'll worship you.
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Post: # 267081Post GeorgeSalt
Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:20 am

As he's twelve, I figure we can do a hedgerow port that I can mature until he's 16/18/21. I've been pondering the elderberry and oranges based hedgerow port recipe as it looks like a little of the cooked juice could be intercepted and diverted into a cordial for immediate consumption.
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Post: # 267082Post WILDBREW
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:09 am

Started a better brew,czech pilsner 2.1kg kit today :icon_smile:
40 pints for only £12.39 and 80p for sugar that's a lot cheaper than the pub. :lol:

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Post: # 267424Post irigg
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:43 pm

having a try at making a blackberry alcopop/cider will post recipe if all turns out ok

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Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:20 pm

lemon verbena champange ( just useing elder flower recipe with a bit of yeast
and lemon verbena wine
got lots of lemon verbena laying around
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Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Waiting for about 9 litres of blackberry "pineau" to mature. Pineau is meant to be a blend of white wine or verjus plus eau-de-vie and sugar. It is drunk as an aperitif, contains around 16 or 17% alcohol, but commercial production contains a great deal of sugar and I find it cloyingly sweet. My blackberry version is made from 8 litres of muscadet wine, 1 litre of spirit, 1 kg blackberries and a mere 250g sugar. Alcohol content should come out at around 15% and the final product should be ready in about 3 weeks after 8 weeks steeping.

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Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:13 pm

Just purchased and started a kombucha mother, and some water kefir grains
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Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:31 pm

Have made my hawthorn berry wine. Still in the bucket but smells great! pbf.

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Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:55 pm

Started two gallons of spicey banana & apple juice wine,today :thumbright:

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Post: # 267483Post okra
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:45 am

Grape wine which uses the natural yeast in the fruit for fermentation.

Collect about 5Kg of grapes, wash and mash in a container. Leave to ferment for about 5 days and then draw off the juice. Dissolve 1Kg sugar in hot water and mix with juice in a demi-john ans add enough water to make up to the gallon. Insert airlock and leave for 3-4 months to bubble and then bottle.

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Post: # 267641Post WILDBREW
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:33 pm

started a 40 pint lager kit today :icon_smile: & two gallons ACE vitamin fruit juice drink wine :iconbiggrin:
and put the czech pilsner in the barrel to mature for 28 days :cheers:

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