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Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my
Replies: 8
Views: 2065

Re: Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my

I'm embarrassed to admit it's all still sitting in demijohns waiting for me to find the time/energy/motivation to bottle. But the wee tastes I had while racking were quite promising :) Just hope I haven't ruined it by leaving for so long. I have 2 gallons of gooseberry and 3 of blackcurrant - 2 from...
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my
Replies: 8
Views: 2065

Re: Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my

Oh yeah, that's in there too. Sorry, seems like I missed out half the ingredients I used in my initial post :oops:

Wonderful might be a bit ambitious this time round Ina, I'll settle for drinkable :lol:

Thanks for the replies.
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Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my
Replies: 8
Views: 2065

Re: Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my

Thanks GreenAura. Yeast nutrient, yes, I forgot to mention that but it's in there :) I was going on the basis of between 3-4 pounds of fruit per gallon as that's what I used for bramble wine last year, but I guess all fruits are not equal... Right, I'm off to make some tea and squeeze some lemons.
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Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my
Replies: 8
Views: 2065

Blackcurrants and gooseberries, oh my

Stupid question time again. I was given a couple of buckets of fruit - about 6 1/2 pounds of blackcurrants and about 7 1/2 pounds of gooseberries. I've put them into fermenting buckets with sugar, water and yeast (2 bags of sugar and 7 litres of water, aiming at 2 gallons of wine from each). Stupid ...
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Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Re: Wine from supermarket juice?

Well, I won't be buying more juice anytime soon, I've got plenty of other stuff to be going on with :)

You're right, there do seem to be loads of demijohns out there going free/cheap. Unfortunately none of them are anywhere near me... oh well. I'll just have to improvise :)
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Re: Wine from supermarket juice?

Thanks. I'll cross grape juice off the list then! :lol: If this turns out to be a failed experiment, it's only cost me a couple of quid. Sod's law sounds about right :iconbiggrin: I do have a smaller bucket which I think should just about hold the liquid, once the fruit is removed - at least long en...
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Re: Wine from supermarket juice?

Update: I finally got around to doing something with this, decided to dilute it 50/50 so 4 litres juice/4 litres water (with another litre of juice available to top up with), 1.5kg-ish sugar, some tea and some lemon juice, and now have 2 demijohns bubbling away merrily. One more merrily than the oth...
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Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Re: Wine from supermarket juice?

Aye, I plan to do bramble when the time comes but in the meantime I just thought cheap juice + empty demijohn = why not? Got to be worth a try :D
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Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Re: Wine from supermarket juice?

Thanks Marc. Diluted it is, then! Which means I have enough to try different concentrations and see which I like best... :)
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Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Re: Wine from supermarket juice?

Thanks Ina :)
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Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Wine from supermarket juice?

Delurking to ask a stupid question... Local supermarket was selling apple juice at a bargain price, so I thought I could make some apple wine without all that tedious chopping and promply bought 5 litres of the stuff (in my head: 1 gallon + some for topping up as necessary). It now occurs to me that...

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