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  1. M

    Apricot wine issues

    Hi, I decided to give apricot wine a go after finding our tree produced more fruit than could be freshly eaten, dried or made into jam. Previously I've only made spirits from fruit like plums, but after hearing apricot wine was a thing I though I'd give it a go. Unfortunately it appears I've...
  2. Cervantes

    Wine Kit Yeast

    I've just bought a wine kit and am going to give wine making a go. I know that with beer kits the general advice is to ditch the yeast pack from under the can lid and use a decent yeast. Does this also apply to wine kit yeast? Second question is regarding fermentation temperatures. The kit...
  3. cakeoflongness

    Mango Cider/Wine

    Okay so I've picked up a big box of about 40 mangos and I've decided I'm going to attempt to make a cider or wine out of them. I'm not 100% on how I would go about it but I'm thinking juice the mangos, filter out the pulp and add the Campden Tablets overnight, then add some Wine yeast to the...
  4. r055c0

    Wine kits - worth a go?

    I've been toying with the idea of making some wine at home, without getting into the arguments about how cheap wine is these days and whether or not it's worth the time to do it yourself, has anyone tried making wine from a kit? I'm talking about kits like the ones they sell at Brewcraft...
  5. mr_wibble

    British Champagne AKA Rhubarb Wine (1922 recipe)

    Based on this post: http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/79560-cowslip-wine/#entry1166214 And the recipe from "Old-Time Recipes for Home Made Wines Cordials and Liqueurs" (1922) So I chopped up 2 supermarket bunches of rhubarb - mine has not grown to size yet. I put it in with ~ 4 litres of...
  6. dottle

    First timer's first brew. Looking for feedback.

    Hey Sup. After many years of putting it off I really want to give home brew a try. I've always been interested in home brewing fruit wines, meads and to a lesser extent ciders ever since one of my first girl friends introduced me to her parents (her father made excellent fruit wines that would...
  7. F

    Making Wine - Anyone Interested ?

    I've been having a go at making wine for 5 years now and whilst is getting along just fine, it's time to get together with like minded people and start to perfect the art. A relatively cheap process but hugely rewarding when you produce that aromatic and flavoursome wine that energises you to...
  8. T

    Winemaking log software

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum, it seemed the most fitting, feel free to move it mods. I've recently gotten started in winemaking and brewing in general. I've been keeping fairly good records as I want to be able to repeat and great successes and obviously avoid repeating failures. I've...
  9. Airgead

    Fortified Wines

    Hi Folks I have had a couple of people ask me for this so here it is... I make a number of fortified wines/meads. Mostly for the missus. Actually mostly for its effects on the missus :ph34r: . The basic idea is to use fortification to allow me to make a sweet product without any risk of...
  10. DarkFaerytale

    Tomato Wine

    a friend of mine came across this article and was drilling me last night on if i could make the product http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/canad...o-1226449805153 google brings up a few recipies but i was wondering if anyone here has had a crack at making tomato wine or has even tasted some...
  11. Dave70

    Carbonating Green Ginger Wine.

    Whilst more in the spirit of cheating than brewing, can anyone see why dumping a couple of bottles in a corny and gassing it up wouldn't work? Kind of like making a punch if you will. If know one talks me out of it I'll post a few pics of the operation and keg shaking procedure. I've got a...
  12. L

    Interesting Cider/wines Made With Juice

    Just wondering if there's any seldom discussed ingredients anyone has tried that works well in cider/poor man's wine. I got caught up in the moment and bought a juice fountain the other week so I'm now interested in using Aldi apple juice and adding in the juice of various fruits... but where...
  13. M

    Banana Toffee Wine

    Ok, I'm doing this tonight. After a lot of research, I'm going to attempt to "mash" (in a beer-making sense) the mashed bananas. I'm also planning on splitting this batch once it is finished (depending on how well it goes etc) into: 1-Plain wine (just rack final product into bottles) 2-Fortified...
  14. Tim F

    Making Ice Wine

    I made a sweet muscat last year for the missus but in the end I got the sweetness she wanted by just back sweetening with sugar and using potassium sorbate to stop the added sugar fermenting out. She liked it (tho too sweet for my tastes) but it feels like cheating to do it that way ;) This...
  15. freezkat

    Mock Chardonay...grape And Apple Wine

    I didn't mean for it to turn into a Chardonnay like wine but it did. 4 Cans frozen 100% White Grape Juice (Welches brand 16 ounce) 5 cans frozen 100% Apple Juice 1 can frozen 100% Purple Grape Juice enough water to make 11.4 Liters (3Gallons) enough white sugar to bring OG to 1.10 3 tsp. DAP...
  16. DJR

    First Time Winemaking - Shiraz

    Hey all, After many years of homebrewing i'm going to give something pretty different a bash. Going to do a Shiraz with some grapes from the Hunter. Should be going up to pick 30-40kg of Shiraz from Broke from 15yo vines in a weekend or two, and will be doing a pretty simple one: - Just food...
  17. Tim F

    So2 In Wine

    Hey all, With wine making season nearly here again I've decided I want a better understanding of using SO2 in wine - exactly what it does, when to use it and how much. I want to be able to work these out on the fly as opposed to flipping through crusty old books on the day and trying to convert...
  18. insane_rosenberg

    Lemon Wine

    Good Evening AHB's, I recently had a six-month hiatus from brewing. But as every all-grain brewer knows, unless you actually do a full mash etc. it's not brewing. Anyway, someone brought in a bag of lemons to work, so I decided to make lemon wine. So I made up the recipe and scaled it up to...
  19. freezkat

    Rhubarb Wine

    My mother bought me a 96oz (24L) can of Rhubarb wine base. It has directions on the can but I would love some recipe ideas like adding frozen white juice grape etc...
  20. D

    Malted Cider/wine

    alright so this is what i did. i wanna know what it will taste like if some one can give me a clue. im not that experienced in brewing but the ciders i have made are crap and the wines are brillient. i started with 15lt just juice apple 500gr malt 3.250kg of dextrose 2 cinnamon stick 1...
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