*Is greeted with a chorus of ''welcome,Welchmum''.welshmum wrote:scrap I too am new to brewing and I am attempting two gallons (seperately) of rose hip wine. I have my fingers crossed that at least one of them will turn out good! And I am addicted too. I have blackberries thawing ready for processing tomorrow.
I am looking at doing something quick whilst these ferment and am open to ideas.
Well,there are plenty of idea's on this site.
The quick apple-juice hooch was just a small test to see if I had a basic grasp on the home-brew thingy.
On hindsight I could have added some tannin in the form of some tea,and a handful of raisins.
If you need any specific info the guy you'll need to contact is MKG apparently, he seems to be the local home-brew doctor.
His ''wine-making 1,2 &3'' was a true gem in my opinion.
The elderberry wine is still bubbling along happily in my shed.
I check up on it regularly,and tonight I added another pound of sugar.
It kinda looked like it was doing fine,so I decided to taste a spoonful.
Surprising how much it tastes like a very young Beaujolais instead of,well,elderberry pulp.
Methinks this one will turn out fine.
Although,should I smeg up tremendously on that project I'll let y'all all know as well.
Mistakes are an important part of a learning process after all...
Mead has gotten my attention lately,but apparently it's a pretty slow process.
Anyone out there with a bit of experience in that field?