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wayne170534

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brewing help needed
« on: September 05, 2010, 18:11 »
Hi All,
is there a home brew expert someone could point me in the direction of????
have been given a load of home brew stuff ie demi-johns, air locks etc....
is there a cheap and cherfull cider recipee thats easy for a newbie to follow?
have read you can use bread yeast is this true? does it work?
anyone around this area know any home brew shops/websites?
thanks for looking, sorry bout all the questions
wayne :)
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Mosslane

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Re: brewing help needed
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 18:21 »
Hi Wayne, I started making wine this year and found these people very helpful and they stock some good starter kits. I don't know if they are cheaper than others but I only wanted a few small bits and pieces as I was lucky to be gifted some demi-johns.

http://www.balliihoo.co.uk/
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wayne170534

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Re: brewing help needed
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 18:50 »
thanks, have also found a few other posts which have helped, should have read through them first :blush:

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Re: brewing help needed
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 18:56 »
Don't use bread yeast, simply it isn't wine yeast. It works differently, you want bread to rise in a couple of hours, wine ferments for a couple of months. Also I guess that you would like some alcohol in the wine and don't want it smelling of bread, probably prefer it clear as well.

Bread yeast is for bread.
Wine yeast is for wine.

Have a look at the following site:
http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/

They have cider recipes on it.
Do you means cider or apple wine?

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wayne170534

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Re: brewing help needed
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 20:24 »
right, have read a few pages and need to see if ive got this right.
turbo cider
1) 1 gallon of apple juice in dj
2) add yeast,let bubble 9-10 days untill stopped
3) decant/rack into bottle add 1/2tsp suger per 100ml for fizzy?
4) drink all in one go!
5) pump stomach!

4+5 optinal extras
sound about right
ps can i use plastic cola bottles to rack into?
will same recipee work with other juices ie pure fruit juice orange/grapefruit/mixed etc...
thansk

wayne
« Last Edit: September 05, 2010, 20:26 by wayne170534 »

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Jabberwock

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Re: brewing help needed
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 11:42 »
Hi,

It's been a while since I made turbo cider but your recipe sounds ok, as an addition I would add a teaspoon of citric acid or the juice of 1 lemon and some yeast nutrient if you can get your hands on it, it all helps the yeast to start a healthy ferment.
Going from memory here I used 1 or 2 teaspoons of sugar per litre bottle for priming and it turned out well fizzy so think you might be over-doing it with 1/2 tsp per 100ml.  I used 1 litre plastic lemonade bottles so plastic cola bottles will be fine.
To be honest it turned out ok but I'm more of a wine drinker so I didn't bother making it again although it went down a storm with my nephews and their mates. :D

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Re: brewing help needed
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 15:47 »
yes, to reiterate the above , put about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per bottle or it could all get realy messy (when the bottles explode or froth everywhere when you open them

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wayne170534

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Re: brewing help needed
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 17:42 »
thanks all just need to get the yeast now



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