Gooseberry shortage

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Baldy

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Gooseberry shortage
« on: July 18, 2014, 23:25 »
I thought my gooseberries had done quite well this year (first time netted) - had a pound and a half from them.
Then I looked at recipes online - looks like I need to bump up the fruit content to get any decent product. So, I guess I could add dried fruit for body - but is there anything else that works well that I might have growing? Off the top of my head I've got apples, pears, raspberries and a few strawberries. Anyone have experience with any of these with goosegogs?

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Balders

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AnnieB

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Re: Gooseberry shortage
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 15:44 »
Depends if you want a gooseberry wine that is prominent in gooseberries.
I would get a couple of apples, a couple of pears then run off to a store and get a 4 pack of kiwi and a litre of juice, white grape being the obvious although pear is an option - but getting high on the pear content then.

Ferment it all for a week and sieve into a DJ to complete.

You could if you wished ferment all except the gooseberries then add these for the last 2 days of the fermentation in the bucket before the DJ. This maintains more of the specific gooseberry aroma and flavour.

The other and possibly simpler answer being locate some more gooseberries perhaps a local pick your own?

If all gooseberries I would still look at a litre of grape juice for body, and even the kiwi's.

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Re: Gooseberry shortage
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 18:00 »
Thanks for that Annie - food for thought. Think I might try apples n pears from the plot with some grape juice.
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Balders

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BigPaddy

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Re: Gooseberry shortage
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 21:47 »
Grape concentrate from homebrew shop or Wilkos.

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