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digital_biscuit

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« on: September 18, 2008, 17:20 »
Just purchased my first two wine kits that i shall be starting tonight!!! Boy am i excited!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 23:00 »
Wine kits DigiBisc????   Go get yourself a bag of rice and some yeast!!!!!   :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 13:28 »
its my first ever attempts! I will move on to bigger things later on!! little by little!!

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 13:32 »
Good luck with it DigiBiscs!!!!  But things like rice and orange juice are so easy and much cheaper!!!  But I'll let you try your kits out first!!!!   :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 16:18 »
Quote from: "GrannieAnnie"
Go get yourself a bag of rice and some yeast!!!!!   :lol:  :lol:


Care to expand on that?

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 16:53 »
Just what I was wondering.

Rice, check
Orange juice, check!

Now what do I do?
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 17:41 »
mmm I agree ...

Come on Give it up I have the Demi John sat there, just need airlocks andHeaters come tomorrow so all I need now is help and motivation!!!
Graham = 2x Border collie Dogs, 2x Cats, 1x Wife, 2x Kids, 2x Hamsters and now 10x chickens.

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008, 18:11 »
wow, mention cheap booze and we all come out the closet huh? :D

Spill the beans Grannie ( or rice in this case ) ... it'd be a shame to have to kill you :|

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2008, 19:31 »
In an effort to stop Grannie getting the chop,
allow me to step in with the thread you need.
I haven't tried it myself, but i will be giving it a go when I get back off me hols...
http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=4000

There you go Grannie, Yabba won't have to torture you now! :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 23:21 »
mm nice what about Orange wine ?

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2008, 00:07 »
Thanks Graham!!!!! lol

Basically orange juice wine is just over a litre of the cheap orange juice, chuck it in a demijohn wih sugar dissolved in water, yeast and a bit of yeast nutrient and stick your airlock on and wait until it stops fermenting, rack, bottle drink when you feel its ready!  Although like a lot of homemade they say to wait 6 months!    6 months???? Don't be silly!!!!   :lol:

But as I came up here late tonight, and I'm going to bed in a minute, I'll bring the book up with me tomorrow and put the proper weights and method on here!

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2008, 13:36 »
OKay, here is the one I use.

Orange Juice wine

1100ml orange juice
1100gms granulated sugar
1tsp or 5gms tartaric acid (which I don't often have so don't use!)
1tsp or 5gms ammonium phosphate (ditto!)
2250ml (4 pints) boiled water
1 sachet yeast (or about 1tsp)
pectic enzyme (pectolase)

The pectolase is because of the fruit bits in the juice can make the wine a bit cloudy, but maybe if you use the super compound yeast which assists clearing you won't need the pectolase.

Take 900gms of the sugar and dissolve it togethe with the tartaric acid and ammonium phosphate (if used) in teh water in the demi john.  Add the juice and yeast and allow fermentation to get underway.

about 10 days after fermentation starts, remove the airlock and top up with a syrup made up of 110gms of sugar in the appropriate amount of water.  this method of adding extra sugar in syrup form part way through fermenting is always used when a higher alcohol content is required.  Thus,more sugar menas more alcohol, but if all the sugar is added at the start, it sometimes proves too much for the yeat such that the fermentation either will not start, or alternatively, may come to a premature end.

Now let the fermentation work itself out and rack the wine in the usual way once the wine clears.

Sulphite the racked wine (5ml. of 10% solution) (I never done this as I don't know what it means.  I think its suppose to prevent the wine fermenting again.!!!)Top up with a syrup made from the remaining sugar.  If many yeast cells remain in the racked wine, it is possible that fermentation will start again despite the sulphite, and at least some of the added sugar will then be converted into alcohol to give an even stronger wine.  Give wine another racking if still a bit hazy and leave til clear

Once clear, bottle, but recipe doesn't say how long to leave it until drinking.  I just go by taste, it if tastes good, drink it!!!!

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2008, 14:37 »
Grannie,
  Many thanks will give it a try, I like the idea of cheap wine even though i do prefare red's :tongue2:

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2008, 18:13 »
Quote from: "Gwiz"
There you go Grannie, Yabba won't have to torture you now! :lol:


Damn, I dunno whether to curse you for ruining my fun, or to kiss you for showing me a way to turn rice into booze  :?

So, Grannie, you survive this time, a narrow escape ( need a *raises one eyebrow in a dr no like manner* emoteicon ) ... next time you might not be so lucky ... *strokes cat* :roll:

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