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Busy Weekend

Post: #289994 Brewtrog
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:40 pm

My uncle co-owns a bit of land which has a bunch of stuff growing on it. Went down yesterday and collected 27 kilos of apples, 6 kilos of rhubarb and 1.5 kilos of damsons. After spending most of yesterday and all of today chopping, pressing and otherwise messing, I am at capacity in my fvs and wondering if I'll have enough demijohns to fit it all in. Should end up with at least 8 gallons of various stuff and a very good night's sleep.
It total I have
2 gallons rhubarb (two different recipes)
1 gallon damson chianti
1 gallon cyser (apple mead)
1 gallon sort of cider
1 gallon apple sherry
at least 2 gallons apple wine

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Re: Busy Weekend

Post: #289996 Green Aura
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:38 am

That sounds like a reasonable haul. I love anything made with damsons. What's apple sherry - do you fortify it?

I can't see the dandelions though - don't tell me there were none. Go back and get them. :lol:
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Re: Busy Weekend

Post: #289998 Brewtrog
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:00 pm

The apple sherry and the damson chianti are from a book called "brewing wines like those you buy". Most the recipes are a bit intense for home brewing, as they often want large amounts of fruit that have different seasons. The sherry isn't fortified, it's fermented up to something like 18% by looking after the yeast and slowly adding the sugar. I'll put the recipe up when I have it


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