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Re: Too many blackberries!
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2010, 06:34:56 pm »
in my view, you can never have too many blackberries or brambles! not been out the house since last tuesday so i'm wondering if any Fifers have noticed if ours are ready yet? 

i could tie a plastic bag to my makeshift zimmer frame......

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Re: Too many blackberries!
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2010, 08:47:49 pm »
Blackberry wine recipe

Take 4lbs ripe blackberries.  Wash them well, put them into a polythene bucket and crush with a potato masher.  Pour over it 1 gallon boiling water.  Stir well, and allow to become lukewarm (about 21 C) then add pectic enzyme (according to instructions), and a day later add the yeast (and nutrient if using).  Cover closely and leave for 4 or 5 days, stirring daily.  Strain through nylon netting on to 3lbs granulated sugar.  Stir well to make sure that it is all dissolved.  Pour into a fermentation jar, filling to the shoulder, and fit an airlock.  Keep the spare liquor in a smaller bottle also fitted with a trap or plug of cotton wool.  When the ferment quietens sufficiently for there to be no risk of it foaming through the trap (after about a week) top up with the spare wine to the base of the neck.  Refit the trap, leave it til it clears, then rack. 

Enjoy!   :yum:
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Re: Too many blackberries!
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 12:21:29 pm »
just starting off here in Fife - will send the kids out in a couple of days with a large bowl. Still catching up with processing the last gooseberries and plums, plums, plums....Must get onto making wine next year :&>



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