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  2. Loofah
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    ABV lookup tables

    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
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  3. Marley Farley
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    NEW PHOTO COMP

    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
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  5. lazy-gardener

    sloe gin question

    :confused: Haven't done it with damsons, but yes, so as to get the colour & flavour... Just as you do with sloes...... ;) :D
    :confused: Haven't done it with damsons, but yes, so as to get the colour & flavour... Just as you do with sloes...... ;) :D
    :confused: Haven't done it with damsons, but yes, so as to get the colour & flavour... Just as you do with sloes...... ;) :D
    :confused: Haven't done it with damsons, but yes, so as to get the colour & flavour... Just as you do with sloes...... ;) :D
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  6. Royster

    wine and cider production

    By eck Dendrobium, I think I'll stick to the local shop, at least for me cider. It seems to be a pretty complex procedure. Many thanks for your reply! Kind regards Roy
    By eck Dendrobium, I think I'll stick to the local shop, at least for me cider. It seems to be a pretty complex procedure. Many thanks for your reply! Kind regards Roy
    By eck Dendrobium, I think I'll stick to the local shop, at least for me cider. It seems to be a pretty complex procedure. Many thanks for your reply! Kind regards Roy
    By eck Dendrobium, I think I'll stick to the local shop, at least for me cider. It seems to be a pretty complex procedure. Many thanks for your reply! Kind regards Roy
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  7. lazy-gardener

    how to tell when sloes are ripe?

    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the...
    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the freezer for a short time, instant frost. Everyone is out picking berries, wild apples, plums- must go...
    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the freezer for a short time, instant frost. Everyone is...
    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the...
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  8. Boots

    Blackcurrant variety - wine making?

    Hi Boots. Not sure what variety mine is but just took cuttings and stuck them in the compost heap a few yrs ago and the crop was unbelievable. Very large blackcurrents nearly thge size of...
    Hi Boots. Not sure what variety mine is but just took cuttings and stuck them in the compost heap a few yrs ago and the crop was unbelievable. Very large blackcurrents nearly thge size of grapes. John
    Hi Boots. Not sure what variety mine is but just took cuttings and stuck them in the compost heap a few yrs ago and the crop was unbelievable. Very large blackcurrents nearly thge size of grapes. John
    Hi Boots. Not sure what variety mine is but just took cuttings and stuck them in the compost heap a few yrs ago and the crop was unbelievable. Very large blackcurrents nearly thge size of...
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  9. visionwf

    Rhubarb Wine

    Happy New Year to everyone. I have made 1 gal of rhubarb wine for the first time. Has anyone else tried it or has any advice?:thumb:
    Happy New Year to everyone. I have made 1 gal of rhubarb wine for the first time. Has anyone else tried it or has any advice?:thumb:
    Happy New Year to everyone. I have made 1 gal of rhubarb wine for the first time. Has anyone else tried it or has any advice?:thumb:
    Happy New Year to everyone. I have made 1 gal of rhubarb wine for the first time. Has anyone else tried it or has any advice?:thumb:
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  10. visionwf

    Pear Wine

    No I never tried rhubarb, but seem to remember the recipe called for a dose of ginger to pep it up a bit taste wise, rhubarb being a bit acidic and bland.I used to make a fair amount of...
    No I never tried rhubarb, but seem to remember the recipe called for a dose of ginger to pep it up a bit taste wise, rhubarb being a bit acidic and bland.I used to make a fair amount of blackberry wine in season, due to the free blackberrys growing almost everywhere.I never tried it but I...
    No I never tried rhubarb, but seem to remember the recipe called for a dose of ginger to pep it up a bit taste wise, rhubarb being a bit acidic and bland.I used to make a fair amount of blackberry wine in season, due to the free blackberrys...
    No I never tried rhubarb, but seem to remember the recipe called for a dose of ginger to pep it up a bit taste wise, rhubarb being a bit acidic and bland.I used to make a fair amount of...
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  11. Steve R
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    Winemaking 2012

    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong...
    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong tea) works well but its a bit tasteless. I hope its good - its going to be a real pain to clean those...
    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong tea) works well but its a bit tasteless. I hope its...
    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong...
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  12. Marley Farley
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    Mulled Cider.. Gorgeous..!!

    Sounds good to me, when shall we all turn up? :)
    Sounds good to me, when shall we all turn up? :)
    Sounds good to me, when shall we all turn up? :)
    Sounds good to me, when shall we all turn up? :)
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  13. Scrungee

    The economics of homebrew - recipes

    I use 4 if i'm feeling flush :) That is to say I usually buy 4 (buy 2 for £2.50) but end up keeping one to drink as squash.
    I use 4 if i'm feeling flush :) That is to say I usually buy 4 (buy 2 for £2.50) but end up keeping one to drink as squash.
    I use 4 if i'm feeling flush :) That is to say I usually buy 4 (buy 2 for £2.50) but end up keeping one to drink as squash.
    I use 4 if i'm feeling flush :) That is to say I usually buy 4 (buy 2 for £2.50) but end up keeping one to drink as squash.
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  14. Scrungee

    The economics of homebrew - equipment

    A reminder that all Wilkos homebrew stuff has about 20 to 30% off at the moment and that may not last forever, plus that if you order online to collect instore you can get 4.2% cashback that can...
    A reminder that all Wilkos homebrew stuff has about 20 to 30% off at the moment and that may not last forever, plus that if you order online to collect instore you can get 4.2% cashback that can be exchanged for Clubcard Points with a 10% bonus, so for every £1 spent online via TCB can get you...
    A reminder that all Wilkos homebrew stuff has about 20 to 30% off at the moment and that may not last forever, plus that if you order online to collect instore you can get 4.2% cashback that can be exchanged for Clubcard Points with a 10% bonus,...
    A reminder that all Wilkos homebrew stuff has about 20 to 30% off at the moment and that may not last forever, plus that if you order online to collect instore you can get 4.2% cashback that can...
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  15. Lea

    Homebrew Recipes.

    Yes, I learnt the hard way with pineapple. I ended up having to repaint the ceiling in the wine making room. Twice! So now I make it in very large batches. Much easier to manage and much less mess. :)
    Yes, I learnt the hard way with pineapple. I ended up having to repaint the ceiling in the wine making room. Twice! So now I make it in very large batches. Much easier to manage and much less mess. :)
    Yes, I learnt the hard way with pineapple. I ended up having to repaint the ceiling in the wine making room. Twice! So now I make it in very large batches. Much easier to manage and much less mess. :)
    Yes, I learnt the hard way with pineapple. I ended up having to repaint the ceiling in the wine making room. Twice! So now I make it in very large batches. Much easier to manage and much less mess. :)
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  16. Derbyshire

    Ale - how to make at home?

    Sorry Derbyshire, missed this one.Mashing and sparging is a bit of a pain, especially for a beginner.Far easier to brew from a tinned malt kit.You can get all sorts, including Guinness type...
    Sorry Derbyshire, missed this one.Mashing and sparging is a bit of a pain, especially for a beginner.Far easier to brew from a tinned malt kit.You can get all sorts, including Guinness type kits, and they're dead easy to brew.You'd need a soft water to make a reasonable Guinness though :)
    Sorry Derbyshire, missed this one.Mashing and sparging is a bit of a pain, especially for a beginner.Far easier to brew from a tinned malt kit.You can get all sorts, including Guinness type kits, and they're dead easy to brew.You'd need a...
    Sorry Derbyshire, missed this one.Mashing and sparging is a bit of a pain, especially for a beginner.Far easier to brew from a tinned malt kit.You can get all sorts, including Guinness type...
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  17. Scrungee

    What do you grow for winemaking

    Put in a cutting of my late Dad's Muscat of Alexandria vine when we moved over here....it's settled in well and has good crops of small, sweet, pippy grapes. Now I've got a few 'seedless'...
    Put in a cutting of my late Dad's Muscat of Alexandria vine when we moved over here....it's settled in well and has good crops of small, sweet, pippy grapes. Now I've got a few 'seedless' varieties established for eating, so will have a go this year at making a muscat wine, wasps and hornets...
    Put in a cutting of my late Dad's Muscat of Alexandria vine when we moved over here....it's settled in well and has good crops of small, sweet, pippy grapes. Now I've got a few 'seedless' varieties established for eating, so will have a go this...
    Put in a cutting of my late Dad's Muscat of Alexandria vine when we moved over here....it's settled in well and has good crops of small, sweet, pippy grapes. Now I've got a few 'seedless'...
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  18. Phil A

    Took Scrungee's Advice

    I'm thinking that burying a shipping container and making the pulpy wines in there might be the answer. :)
    I'm thinking that burying a shipping container and making the pulpy wines in there might be the answer. :)
    I'm thinking that burying a shipping container and making the pulpy wines in there might be the answer. :)
    I'm thinking that burying a shipping container and making the pulpy wines in there might be the answer. :)
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  19. NigelJ

    Wheat in wine recipes

    Thanks for the info. Looks like yeast nutrient then. Nigel
    Thanks for the info. Looks like yeast nutrient then. Nigel
    Thanks for the info. Looks like yeast nutrient then. Nigel
    Thanks for the info. Looks like yeast nutrient then. Nigel
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  20. Loofah
    Like x 9

    Started the new chemistry set :)

    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
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  21. Kandy

    Conserve or Preserve what's the difference...

    If Mrs Scrungee can't get jam to set she labels it conserve.
    If Mrs Scrungee can't get jam to set she labels it conserve.
    If Mrs Scrungee can't get jam to set she labels it conserve.
    If Mrs Scrungee can't get jam to set she labels it conserve.
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  22. Loofah

    Campden tabs and finings

    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
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  23. Lea

    What have you got brewing?

    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
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  24. Loofah

    Mixed berry juice

    Still experimenting with flavours and quantities. I'm just starting off a red mixed berry from juice, this time I'm intending to use 3l of juice opposed to the 2l used before (albeit different...
    Still experimenting with flavours and quantities. I'm just starting off a red mixed berry from juice, this time I'm intending to use 3l of juice opposed to the 2l used before (albeit different juices) Juice 3l 880g sugar (based on lookup tables) cooled boiled water yeast, tannin, yeast...
    Still experimenting with flavours and quantities. I'm just starting off a red mixed berry from juice, this time I'm intending to use 3l of juice opposed to the 2l used before (albeit different juices) Juice 3l 880g sugar (based on lookup...
    Still experimenting with flavours and quantities. I'm just starting off a red mixed berry from juice, this time I'm intending to use 3l of juice opposed to the 2l used before (albeit different...
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