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Postby rusttorust » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:49 pm

I got a wine kit from a local shop a friend recommended to me and i then made a larger. Both have been very nice and cheap enough when youve bought all the equipment which costs about £50.i made fourty pints or larger for under £15. Anyone else make their own booze?
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Postby chill » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:17 pm

Sounds a good little hobby

I tried brewing green cocktails once ...
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Postby Mark » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:47 pm

I used to make my own beer. Always turned out well, and cheap as chips :D :clap:

I heard that the Green Cocktails have been banned by the Geneva Convention now :laughing-rolling:
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Postby SkyFire » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:08 am

Alwaysw wondered what home made wine & beer would be like to drink & make.

Gets a green cocktail out of storage for testing............ :violence-bomb: *races into an underground nuclear blast shelter before it gets a chance to detonate*
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Postby morrigan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:19 am

Aftermath of Green cocktail home brewing:
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The firefighters thought they would crack open the rescued jumbo shakers of green cocktails. Bad move really:
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Re: homebrew beer and wine

Postby SkyFire » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:03 pm

Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnn it's gonna blow. B0000000000000000000000000000M

No dancing girls were injured in this experiment, only damage, an underground nuclear blast shelter no longer has a roof.
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Postby Mark » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:07 pm

Laughing my socks off :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Postby rusttorust » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:40 am

The process of wine making is interesting, my first batch turned out sweet as i didnt give it long enough to ferment. The lager was perfect. Theres a good selection of what you can make too. I rwad about a guy over carbonating his beer and one of his bottles blew up, apparently there was glass stuck in the stud walls of his room! I followed the instructions for that bit and my larger bubbles right to the last mouthful
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Postby chill » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:01 pm

rusttorust wrote:The process of wine making is interesting, my first batch turned out sweet as i didnt give it long enough to ferment. The lager was perfect. Theres a good selection of what you can make too. I rwad about a guy over carbonating his beer and one of his bottles blew up, apparently there was glass stuck in the stud walls of his room! I followed the instructions for that bit and my larger bubbles right to the last mouthful



Quite scientific really isnt it.
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Postby Mark » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:42 pm

It's not difficult, but needs attention to detail. A hydrometer is the most important bit of kit as it tells you when the fermentation has finished. As Rusttorust says, follow the instructions to the letter and you won't go far wrong.
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Postby SkyFire » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:32 pm

I can remember a story from a teacher who brewed some cider and lightly screwd the lids on. In the middle of the night the bottles exploded and the lids left a dent in the ceiling. Morel of this storey, leave the lids off until it's finished doing things.
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Postby rusttorust » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:22 pm

Im brewing two kits now a sauvignon blanc wine and a muntons irish stout. My last wine was a cabernet sauvignon which turned out at 13% and was very nice. I lowered the water level a bit to boost the alcohol content.
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Postby baby_astons » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:45 pm

oh jesus, I'd accept someone brewing his own beer -
but brewing wine :shock: :shock: how far have we come - first they sell wine in 2 litre bottles, later in cartons, now you get some powders and mix it??

I still prefer to get my wine from the collection in my basement - it got there via a friendly and proficient wine merchant -
and I like the idea that it was made in france or italy or south africa or australia or even california ;) rather than in my kitchen...

no, wait, maybe it's been made in their kitchen :shifty: :shifty:
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Re: homebrew beer and wine

Postby Mark » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:50 am

I used to brew wine from various fruits and flowers. It's different to a commercial wine, but can produce a very nice drink. Of course, sometimes you have the odd disaster. Dandelion, for example, is definitely an acquired taste :think: :snooty:
Elderflower is very nice - quite floral in flavour (unsurprisingly!)

It's an awful lot cheaper than shop brought wine too !
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Postby SkyFire » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:48 am

Aussie wine is not made in the kitchen.

Kingston Estate Wines is the 6th largest wine producer in Australia and is one of Australia’s largest family-owned wineries.

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Re: homebrew beer and wine

Postby Manoverboard » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi guys,
I'm thinking "home brew" may need it's own thread thingy :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: homebrew beer and wine

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:22 am

I'll move it to the Food Club
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Postby casper » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:53 pm

Mark wrote:I used to brew wine from various fruits and flowers. It's different to a commercial wine, but can produce a very nice drink. Of course, sometimes you have the odd disaster. Dandelion, for example, is definitely an acquired taste :think: :snooty:
Elderflower is very nice - quite floral in flavour (unsurprisingly!)

It's an awful lot cheaper than shop brought wine too !

Love Elder flower wine, my pops used to make it
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