What i'm brewing at the moment

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #230945 irigg
Fri May 06, 2011 12:09 pm

2lts of orange juice
1lt of white grape
1kg sugar
1 cup of strong tea
yeast
be warned do not top up with water until after the intial ferment has calmed down
this makes a white wine that is drinkable in about 4 weeks
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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #230946 MKG
Fri May 06, 2011 12:15 pm

Ah - the question we all asked when it first appeared, Timbo.

Wurzel (apparently, although I still think a certain someone just made it up :iconbiggrin: ) is an alcoholic beverage made from fruit juices such as those commonly found in supermarkets. If you go on the winemaking forums (not a trip I recommend) you'll find it called "turbo" whatever - turbo cider, turbo hock - I'm sure you've seen it in your travels. It's a perfectly legitimate way of making zoob quickly and cleanly. What's "zoob"? Exactly.

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #231717 chickenchargrill
Thu May 12, 2011 8:24 am

irigg wrote:Just bottled and tasted my first ever dandelion wine and i wish i had made a lot more than one gallon
I would recommend this one as a good brew and cost hardly anything to make :icon_smile: :icon_smile:


Wish I'd made more too, that was a very yummy wine.

At the moment I have some nettle wine and some carrot wine I made yesterday brewing. I also have my eye on the nearest elder, going to be a couple of days before that flowers.

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #232025 cideristhefuture
Sun May 15, 2011 8:18 pm

5 gallon of rhubarb
5 gallon of rhubarb and apple
and
5 gallon of rhubarb apple and bramble

rhubarb is thanks to friends on the allotment.... :cheers:
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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #232079 sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 4:38 pm

1 Gallon Rhubarb wine
1 Gallon Elderflower Champagne

about to start Lemon hooch [when I find the recipe.....]

first go and already wanting to try more and been offered some more demijohns.....
Sarah :flower:

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248147 irigg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:04 pm

all wine i've given up trying cider until i make a press
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2 gallon of apple
1 gallon of pear
1 gallon of plum and blackberry
1 gallon of crab apple
1 gallon of orange wurzel
1 gallon of hawthorn berry

and drinking my cloudy plum wine (but it tastes fine :banghead: :drunken: :iconbiggrin: :drunken: :banghead: :wink: :wink: )

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248199 dave45
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:03 pm

Irigg - cider / apples / pressing

I have a 3-tier aluminium steamer. This year I used it to "juice" windfall apples. Water goes into the bottom bit, roughly chopped apples in the top bit, and the juice comes out into the middle bit. Mine produces about 6 pints for a full top basket in about 3 hours gentle steaming.

Juice into demi-johns. add pectolase and yeast - 2 weeks later you have pure (rough) cider. Not bad !

My experiences with fruit pressing have been dire. Steaming works, and sterilises the juice, but is a small-batch exercise.

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248614 phil55494
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:29 pm

I have a demijohn 3/4 filled with home pressed apple juice. I hope that through the magic of cell division and multiplication enough yeast can form that will turn it into cider. If it hasn't started bubbling in a week or two, I'll add in a sachet of yeast .

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248633 irigg
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:04 pm

good luck phil
i'm going to make a press over the winter when all my other winter jobs are done (ie docrating and such like)
and hopefully then i can make some proper cider

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248657 prison break fan
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:20 am

Irigg, I made orange wurzel but it hasn't cleared at all. any tips? pbf.

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248659 irigg
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:52 am

hi there first of all how long since it finished
have you racked it a couple of times
have you added campden and stabilizer
and lastly sometimes it requires finings or filtering

hope this helps

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248699 prison break fan
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:33 pm

Thanks irigg, not sure how long it has been finished,( lots on the go ) have racked it twice, but not added campden tabs or stabilizer.







Thanks irigg, not sure how long it has been finished (lots of demis on the go) have racked it twice but not added campden tabs or stabilizer. Off to do that now. Cheers. pbf.

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248776 irigg
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:40 pm

i have just had a brain wave
when i made this once using Te__o orange juice it took nearly 4 months to clear in the end i put in the fridge to chill it for 3 weeks and it cleared
you could put it outside somewhere and cover with something like a bin liner and see if the forecasted cold weather will help clear it :? :? :wave: :? :?
i also had to filter it several times but it was worth the wait to watch my friend take 20 mins to walk 150 yards to his house from mine after we had a bottle or two lol

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248834 prison break fan
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:51 am

Mine was also the dreaded T***o orange! Maybe it is all their fault! Hope I have only posted this once this time! pbf.

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #248851 irigg
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:08 pm

just looking at my wines that are brewing and realised i have made the same mistake again and used the te**o orange again when it was on offer
li*l nectar range from now on for mine
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24th november
i've added some pectic enzyme to my above wine and it has started to clear within 24 hrs
so if anyone else is having trouble clearing the te**o orange wow then this maybe the answer :shock: :iconbiggrin: :santa: :reindeer: :occasion1: :toothy7: :toothy7:


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