My kitchen is overrun...

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Casey76

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My kitchen is overrun...
« on: July 10, 2012, 09:01 »
...with various fermenting demijohns

As a non-wine drinker (at the moment anyhoo) I currently have 13 :ohmy: gallons in various stages of fermentation, as well as 3 gallons of turbo cider.

Hehe

I've now been to supermarkets in three countries and can only find white grape juice in one, so I'm mainly cooking rosť types of juice wines, but I'm also experimenting with "wine" made from cordial/syrup and also from fruit "tea" bags

Now you have to understand, this is to take home at Chris... er in December for friends and family.

For myself, I've ordered a cider making kit (that goes into a 30L bucket... so I've also ordered myself some 500ml bottles!)

Now all I need to do is to clean my house and I'll be all set to recieve visitors!

Currently fermenting:
RGJ + pomegranate
RGJ + Apple/Cranberry
WGJ + Apple
RGJ + Raspberry
Grenadine syrup
Strawberry syrup
Blackcurrant syrup
RGJ + red multifruit juice
RGJ + Blackcurrant/pomegranate fruit tea
WJG + Apple/Kiwi
WGJ + Peach/cherry

Racked:
WGJ + Orange (original WOW) (veggie friendly with bentonite)
RJG + Pineapple/passionfruit

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 17:01 »
That's an impressive list for a non drinker Casey  :lol:  Party at yours then  ;)

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 17:03 »
0 -13 in what is it 2 weeks?

You don't do anything by halves do you Casey???   

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 14:22 »
I think it is the chemist in me...



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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 15:46 »
You did say you were open to visitors didn't you?    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 16:03 »
Once I get a new bathroom and my plumbing sorted out I'll be open for any visitors :)

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 22:02 »
That's an impressive line-up of brews!  :D

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 22:27 »
I think it is the chemist in me...

It's always in the name of science isn't it  ;)

The wow looks almost clear enough to drink  :tongue2:
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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 06:54 »
We can only get WGJ from Twongos in Hastings here, so we get 10 litres, add 2 litres of cheapo cider, some usual chemicals and yeast, 4kg sugar, (boiled first) and make up to 6 gals.

Ferments in about 15 days, and ready to drink when clear (about a week).

Works a treat...;0)

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Casey76

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 09:35 »
The WOW is incredibly dry (0.988 SG) and will require a little back sweetening when it's bottled (a job for this weekend ;D)

I have four gallons which are ready to rack, and had a whale of a time last night doing QC checks  :tongue2:

My TC is also ready to rack, so all I'm waiting for is my new airlocks to turn up, and then I'm ready to go.

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 01:31 »
must be 30yrs last made wine.looking at yours think give go again.how things change, are they plastic water bottles with hole put in your self in lid. would love to do blackcurrant wine got loads on plot. have you got easy recipe. what does rgj ,wgj mean is it red/white grape juice sorry for sounding stupid. bet family and friends will love you Christmas, i would if i was given one as pressy.

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Casey76

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 08:30 »
Making wine (and very drinkable wine ;) ) from fruit juice is incredibly easy

The basic illustrated guide is here

I'm not confident enough yet to make wine from "real" fruit, but I'm sure if you search in this portion of the forum you will find several recipes for blackcurrant wine :)

And yes, WGJ/RGJ means white and red grape juice :)

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2012, 17:15 »
thank you so much for that,just lovely to see so easy to take in method and ingreidents,have still got lots of equipment from way back.will give it a go.x

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2012, 18:51 »
The WOW is incredibly dry (0.988 SG) and will require a little back sweetening when it's bottled (a job for this weekend ;D)

I have four gallons which are ready to rack, and had a whale of a time last night doing QC checks  :tongue2:

My TC is also ready to rack, so all I'm waiting for is my new airlocks to turn up, and then I'm ready to go.

Casey, you can take a short length of plastic tube, poke it into the bored cork, then feed it down onto a small bottle of water hung on a string next to the demijohn to use as a makeshift air lock.

We did that for years, and became quite attached to the new gurgle sound...

(H.T. Jim Trussler - again...)

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Re: My kitchen is overrun...
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 22:43 »
That's a good idea!!!!   ;) ;)



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