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Eating and Drinking => Homebrew => Topic started by: asd1 on February 04, 2011, 19:02

Title: wine?
Post by: asd1 on February 04, 2011, 19:02
So its my other halfs birthday soon and hes very into his wines! was thinking i would like to get him a kit so he can start making his own, as he will be a total beginner at this i need to get him something simple to start with. i have no idea what im looking at at all !!! can anyone help me ? im looking to spend up to 50
Title: Re: wine?
Post by: Kleftiwallah on February 05, 2011, 18:07
I should buy a book  "Drink your own Garden" is a very good basic one.  I make galleons of wine but not from kits but I suppose as his birthday is at an aukward time of year.  .  .

There is nothing nicer than strolling down the lanes and hedgerows collecting the fruit for your next batch of good stuff.   :tongue2:  Cheers,   :wacko:  Tony.
Title: Re: wine?
Post by: Carrotcake on February 06, 2011, 08:33
We started making our own last year with very little equipment.

The book sounds a great idea and he'll be good to go with that, a couple of demijohns, airlocks, wine yeast and something like camden tablets to sterilise the equipment.

Wilkos had loads of stuff when we were last in the UK so we stocked up. Can you believe you can't get that sort of stuff easily in france   ::)
Title: Re: wine?
Post by: asd1 on February 06, 2011, 20:51
Than guys il defo give the book a look
Title: Re: wine?
Post by: Silkworm on February 06, 2011, 21:03
So its my other halfs birthday soon and hes very into his wines! was thinking i would like to get him a kit so he can start making his own, as he will be a total beginner at this i need to get him something simple to start with. i have no idea what im looking at at all !!! can anyone help me ? im looking to spend up to 50

What type of wine is he into? you will not make a bordeaux as we do not have the climate or the terroir (ground type) but you can make a very nice Muscat IMO, Bramble, Apple, Plum, Tayberry, Raspberry all make good wine, as does tea or even parsnip.
I would recommend, CJJ Berry's book First steps in wine making contains everything you need to know about wine making in Britain, well detailed with lots of recipe's throughout the year to make.
As previously stated wilkos is good place to start.
If the wine goes wrong ferment it out and use it in your cooking, no waste.
One rule dont drink it to early, wine tastes better matured.

Silky   :D :D :D