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Rupert the bear

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Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 11:14:33 pm »
Well my  IB fermented using super yeast and a few currants. Its now finnished fermenting ,I racked it off leaving about half a litre of "muck"  resultant is a clear straw colour, probably rack again in the new year if there is any more debris in the bottom
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doganjo

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Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2017, 10:39:55 pm »
Where do you live - I'm on my way  :roflanim:
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Rupert the bear

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Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2018, 08:28:43 pm »
Bottled the "girders" wine tonight , I tried a little , interesting fruity flavour and deffo alcoholic , I wont know ABV until I get back to work and take it to the lab ,its moreish shame there's not a lot but should be a nice summer quaffing wine.
I may have to visit home bargains as they still have the old recipe/low sugar stock of Irn-bru  !

I opened a bottle of mead with a zing of ginger as I've now finished 12 weeks of assorted medications and have had the blood taken this afternoon. Hopefully back to work ( light duties ) next week .

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2018, 09:15:34 pm »
Just an up date on the Iron Bru wine , at last got a sample in to the lab, results back 12% ! yikes , very dry tasting now its had a little time, saving the remaning 3 ltr for the summer. still keeping up the mead , but need suggestions for the coming months

Anke

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Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2018, 09:37:36 pm »
Rhubarb?

Dans

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Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2018, 10:50:36 pm »
Got any parsnips left? Oak leaves should be coming in soon too.

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cloddopper

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Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2018, 11:58:53 pm »
Nettle wine will be able to be made soon .. it is usually 11 - 12 % super dry & crystal clear with a sparkle like goosegog or parsnip  wine
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2018, 07:02:09 pm »
Thanks for the replies , Mrs RTB is the Rhubarb brewer, planted even more for this year, no oak's round here or parsnips, however nettles , as an accomplished nettle grower I think this will be the first to try

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2018, 09:17:46 pm »
Here I go again, Have you ever wondered what pepsi-cola "wine" is like ? let me tell you then,            :yuck:
( it may have good drain cleaning properties )
I may do the iron bru again as I was rather pleasant.
Cider is on the list, but neeed ideas for the rest of the demi johns
So far on the go;
Mead (plain and with ginger )
Blackberry wine
Elderberry wine
Pear wine
Raspberry wine
I have glassware for another 6 gallons !
purely for research purposes of course

Dans

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Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2018, 10:10:11 pm »
Looks like you've been well and truly bitten by the bug!

I currently just have 5 gallons of a very stubborn mead on (resisting my instructions to start fermenting and I haven't had the time to sort it out) and a single gallon of rose petal wine. To be fair though I'm 40 weeks pregnant so we've deliberately not put wines on this season. I'm itching to get brewing again.

What about fruiting up your meads? Doing a mead with fruit combined. We did a redcurrant mead the other year which was lovely. 3lbs of fruit to your normal amount of honey to make a gallon batch. Apple wine is good to, can be done with cookers or eaters. If your roses are still in season then rose petal. Coming up to time for an autumn oakleaf too. You've not got a plum on your list either. Works with your purple plums (though ours a pretty much gone now) and your cherry plums (Red or yellow).

There ya go, that's 5 or 6 ideas to play with!

Dans

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cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: I've decided to make wine...
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2018, 01:07:13 am »
Here I go again, Have you ever wondered what pepsi-cola "wine" is like ? let me tell you then,            :yuck:
( it may have good drain cleaning properties )
I may do the iron bru again as I was rather pleasant.
Cider is on the list, but neeed ideas for the rest of the demi johns
So far on the go;
Mead (plain and with ginger )
Blackberry wine
Elderberry wine
Pear wine
Raspberry wine
I have glassware for another 6 gallons !
purely for research purposes of course

 Plum ( drink within 30 month ,  peach  made very sweet by adding a little syrup every few week till it becomes saturated and cant make any more alcohol ( use a low tolerance yeast )
 Pea pod .. goes dry and very strong if using a high tolerance yeast .
 Beetroot ..I didn't like it but friends did .
 Sultana wine , tomato wine with a hint of lemon zest .
Strong belief , triggers the mind to find the way ... Dyslexia just makes it that bit more amusing & interesting

 

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