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andyn

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Wine Making
« on: September 05, 2009, 08:39:18 PM »

Any wine makers out there?

Just bottled my first batch, 6 bottles of Vin Du Stevenage %)

Home grown blackcurrents this time, have a batch of also home grown Red Grapes (though not by us, a friend of ours grew them) just got to the fermentation stage.

Tastes superb :-))

Hic :P

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Wasyl

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 04:22:27 PM »

I,m partial to strawberry plonk,elderberry,gooseberry, O0
and also cheap red plonk with coca cola,50/50 mix  {-)and before you dismiss this concoction,try, it is luverly,hic,hic,

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 08:18:45 PM »

Back in the days of making saki and parsnip and elderflower wines and suchlike, lemonade often made the stuff drinkable.  Come to think of it, it makes quite a few commercially produced offerings drinkable.  As one of my fellow home brewers from back then said "Stuff sophistication, get the sugar in, wait till it stops blowing bubbles, then kill it and filter it"
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Wasyl

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 10:46:55 AM »

A man after my own heart, :-)when we holiday in Germany,which is most every year,we go to the Getrankt market,Off Licence to everyone else,there we are able to buy Red plonk,and a very favourable price,70 cents per Ltr,for 11% plonk,add this into a 2 ltr empty bottle,then top up with 1ltr of Fat coke,as i said before ts luverly,and very potent,suffice to say,one or two ltr,s is usually more than enough to get me where i want to be,without having to shell out loads of dosh,its great for BBQ,s

Wullie
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nemesis

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 11:43:53 AM »

If you are serious about winemaking get yourself into Elderberries. Elderberry Port is vvvvery nice
& if you use the Pearson formula, even nicer.
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Wasyl

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 01:26:24 PM »

 {-) {-)
I,don,t mind the drinking part,I,lleave the making part to someone who knows what they,re doing,and as i get it for 70 cents a ltr,then i,ll never see the need to make it,

Wullie
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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 03:38:08 PM »

I live in Luton and specialise in WINE FINISHING! Any chance......gasp gasp.....wine ...wine.....my boat for some wine!!!!
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omra85

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 10:41:30 PM »

3 days... should be ready to drink now, Andy, but if you leave it until the weekend, you can call it "Vintage"  {-)
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andyn

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 11:14:43 PM »

It'll be ready in 3 weeks, it's got some wine maturing stuff in it :-))
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Wasyl

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 03:07:12 AM »

"wine maturing stuff"as long as its not that "wine maturing stuff"that they used in Spain about 20 years ago,which killed dozens of Spaniards,it was called "Glycol"

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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 10:25:00 AM »

"wine maturing stuff"as long as its not that "wine maturing stuff"that they used in Spain about 20 years ago,which killed dozens of Spaniards,it was called "Glycol"

Wullie
Austrians.  It was Austrian wine that had antifreeze as an extra flavouring.  The product that was killing people in Spain was mineral oil that was adulterating cooking oil.
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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2009, 11:52:22 PM »

You can't beat a good bottle of south african red, my favourite
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Re: Wine Making
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 09:26:29 PM »

 hi im a keen winemaker, a good one is fruit tea bag wine, ten tea bags, 2 pounds sugar, yeast, nutrient,gallon water,lemon juice for the acid, just steep tea bags in boiling water, remove bags add yeast, etc when cooled ready in about two or the weeks,the rasberry and crannberry bags from tesco make a good  rose style at about 30p a bottle , you know it makes sence, :-)) ha cheers ian.
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