Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: What next???????  (Read 3131 times)


  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Leuchars, Fife
What next???????
« on: August 26, 2010, 10:41:57 am »
Help please.....
I have plum wine and raspberry wine on the go...
its all new and need to know what next.. rasp is still blooping away and the plum has stopped
have given it 3 extra tea spoons of sugar.. but no life in it now.
in the u bend the water i now higher on the side nearest to the bottle...
is it ready to bottle and strain ????
do i fill the demijohn up to rim now????


  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: What next???????
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 10:55:16 am »
when did you start them?

probably time to rack into clean demijohn leaving the sediment behind and top up to the shoulders with cool boiled water.

refit airlock and let it get on with it

you could also check SG and/or taste to see what you think.

we keep ours in DJ's till it's ready to drink then bottle

Norfolk Newby

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • West Norfolk, UK
Re: What next???????
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 11:02:40 am »
You may already have a fancy filter to help clear the brew. However, if not, I suggest using a coffee filter/funnel. The paper filters are easy to buy from the supermarket along with the plastic funnel. Get the largest size you can find and pre-filter to remove as much of the pulp first. I use a wire mesh flour sieve for this but clean it immediately as they are only mild steel and will rust quickly if the fruit pulp is left on them.

The coffee filter may take a while to pass the liquid but it is quite effective. Be careful not to allow fruit flies into the filtered brew or their bodies will 'flavour' the mix!

Novice - growing fruit, trees and weeds


  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Leuchars, Fife
Re: What next???????
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 01:52:05 pm »
i was going to strain it thru my jelly bag....
would that be ok
i got one of those things that looks like a thermometer which i will check

offer still stands if you need help i can do that laura
what kind of magic u using to skip by weekend
or is some of your wine ready already


  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: What next???????
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 03:58:03 pm »
depends what stage you are at - it is all the fruit you need to strain or is the must?
if its the fruit your jelly bag'll be fine - but if it's all the sediment stuff then you need to use a tube


Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2024. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS