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by thefriarandme
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 19671

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

currently making scrumpy to Andy's recipie (to the letter) so hopefully it'll be ready for festival season. hopefully it will be an improvement on last year's batch which tasted not unlike acidic hell... i also tried out the wine from the 'taking the fear out of winemaking' posts. certainly an acqu...
by thefriarandme
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Should I be worried?

I concur
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Peach Wine!
Replies: 30
Views: 2667

Re: Peach Wine!

:icon_smile:
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Is it too late to brew some ale for crimbo?
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Is it too late to brew some ale for crimbo?

All my beer is ready and drinkable in about 2 weeks. I don't bother with kits anymore as I don't like the taste. The Yarrow ale is really nice or as a variation I am trying a chamomile beer. I have made it with normal picked chamomile and this one I am trying with tea bags that I was given. Just re...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home Brew web site please.
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Home Brew web site please.

Hi If you are really looking for a forum that deals with beer and wine and so forth, try this site http://www.winesathome.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=15 This will just get you to the chatty page, but you'll find tutorials, recipes, fun and laughter there. I use it. I have nothing to do with the s...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Peach Wine!
Replies: 30
Views: 2667

Re: Peach Wine!

No I'm not! D: I saw them at the shops but thought they were for beer. Here's a photo of what I have: If you have a food grade bucket pour your must into it. At the moment you are fermenting on the pulp [with large pieces of fruit in it] and a top such as you are using is okay if you know EXACTLY w...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home Brew web site please.
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Home Brew web site please.

As an internet shopper virgin, I would be very grateful if someone could suggest the best site for buying my supplies. I live about 10 miles from the nearest Wilko's and had a wasted journey there yesterday as they were out of stock of half the things I wanted! So I am going to be brave with your h...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Wine problem

Always ensure that everything is clean. Baking seems a little extreme but better to be safe than sorry; so hats off to you frozenthunderbolt. Remember, it is impossible to sterilise we can only sanitise. Remember, too, that we can get away with a lot more when cooking than we can when making wine. U...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Is it too late to brew some ale for crimbo?
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Is it too late to brew some ale for crimbo?

I tend to leave my kit beers about 6 weeks after bottling before drinking. They are then ready for the fridge and supplying a really good pint. I bottle mine into 2 litre PET bottles recycled from soft drinks. I suggest, though, that you get a large jug - quite a lot of them will take 2 litres easil...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?
Replies: 13
Views: 3373

Re: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?

This is my one: 4lbs pea pods 1 gallon water 2 1/2 lbs sugar 1 tbsp yeast, activated 1lemon, sliced 2 tea bags handful of raisins or sultanas Simmer pods and water in large pan until pods soft; remove from heat, add sugar and stir to dissolve. Leave to cool to blood temp, then add rest of ingredien...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine making tutorial please!
Replies: 34
Views: 3134

Re: Wine making tutorial please!

When dealing with plums, I usually individually freeze them. Place them [apart] on a tray and allow to freeze, then bag. When ready to start the wine, allow to thaw in your primary bucket (food grade only) or whatever it is that you use. Once thawed, start to stone them ... the stones will just pop ...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 19671

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

and it's climbing out of the top of the DJ!!! Before adding to the DJ, use a bucket (food quality grade only), or something similar, to allow the yeast to get stuck into the wine must. Stir twice a day and cover with a lid - but do not seal. Yeast reacts best in the early stages to aeration (hence ...
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 19671

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Just added 5 tsp of campden tablets and 5 tsp of stabilising powder to 5 gallons of carrot wine. I have 5 gallons of parsnip that the yeast is really tearing into and 2 gallons of nettle (from tea bags) that is going great guns.
by thefriarandme
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ideas please!
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Ideas please!

You probably already do [I've not been here in a while due to illness], but if you don't, what about making wine? I have problems with my fingers due to diabetes, but I tend to manage - anything too intricate I'm sure a friend or family member can help with. As you are able to knit with four needles...
by thefriarandme
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you were a flower what would you be....
Replies: 34
Views: 1151

Re: If you were a flower what would you be....

I think it would be any sort of weed for me ...

I think I'm a glorious bloom but I'm always in the wrong places :pirate:

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