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  1. E

    Plum Wine

    Hi all. I'm a new brewer and and never atempted wine. This time of year we get a sudden and short lived glut of plumbs in the neighborhood. Plum sauce and relish are standards but i was considering what else i could do with the fruit. I've seen wine made from flowers and other fruits simply by...
  2. M

    Wild Fermented Wine & Mead- Help?

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me.. I've started two small bottles of a elder berry wine (about 1 L) and another one which is a hibiscus mead (about 1 L). For the hibiscus wine i'm trying to make it with wild yeasts, so how I made it was: I basically just filled the bottle with water...
  3. manticle

    Winemaking - Where To Find Instructions For Beginners

    I know there are a few on this forum who dabble in winemaking as well. It's something I'm interested in having a crack at at some point in the near-ish future. I'll mainly be looking at red grape based wine and am likely to want to work without sulphites as I find they don't agree with me...
  4. Sully

    Port / Fortified Wine

    Hey all, I was browsing at the LHBS the other day and he had "Ruby Port" Kits which basically a grape concentrate with a yeast/nutrient pack and preservative pack. The instructions are add concentrate and yeast to a 5l demijohn, top up to 4.7L, ferment out and rack, add preservative pack and...
  5. M

    Wine Making

    Hello everyone i am new here and have a problem with my wine,i was taught how to make wine by my late fil. i bought 450kgs of muscat grapes in april from sydney market i got them home ,crushed them and stored this in my oak barrel (very big) dont know how many litres,i have a tap fitted to this...
  6. jarrad

    Racking Wine - Siphon Filter

    I'm pretty sure I played a game called siphon filter once, but it had little relevance to home brewing. Some of my country wines start off a bit chunky with fruit pulp: It can be a bit tricky racking because the siphon gets clogged very easily. I've thought about taping a mesh bag around the...
  7. glaab

    Gluhwein , German Glowing Wine

    Hi guys, I'm new to beer brewing but I've been making this for a while and thought I'd share the recipe. I heat it in the microwave and swill it down between beers in the cold weather. GLUHWEIN [GLOWING WINE] 5l CLARET, [Kaiser Stuhl or Berri Traditional Dry Red...
  8. bum

    Stone's Green Ginger Wine Style Emulsion

    Does anyone have any idea how I might go about making a ginger emulsion similar in style to the one used in Stone's Green Ginger Wine? I guess ultimately I would use it to make my own Stone's but right now my idea is to use the emulsion only like a cordial to put in all sorts of ill-advised...
  9. pdilley

    Golden Chanterelle Musroom Wine

    Jack is another proponent of Small Batch Brewing (doing lots of brewing at once in 5 litre or 1 carboy/demijohns). Smaller batches is lots of variety and less cost per brew. Perfect for the mad brewer in all of us who just wants to try lots of things at once. If you can not source the mushrooms...
  10. pdilley

    Bay Leaf Wine

    Jack is another proponent of Small Batch Brewing (doing lots of brewing at once in 5 litre or 1 carboy/demijohns). Smaller batches is lots of variety and less cost per brew. Perfect for the mad brewer in all of us who just wants to try lots of things at once. But first, a brief discussion and...
  11. E

    Bottling Wine Question...

    I've got some homebrew wine to bottle soon, do i have to use glass bottles and corks or can i use the plastic beer bottles with caps (new of course)?? Sorry if this is a stupid question!
  12. jarrad

    Corking Options For Small Quantity Of Wine

    I have a small quantity of mango and ginger wine, maybe 20L all up, which is ready to be stabilised and bottled. I'm hoping that buying a corking apparatus isn't justified for this small batch (plus I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment). What alternatives do I have corking wise? I have...
  13. fraser_john

    Show Us Your Wine

    Well, figured there had to be another in the "Show Us Your" series! Show us your wine seemed better than show us your plumbers crack! (Apologies to any plumbers out there!) The picture below is this years harvest of Shiraz, being turned into a Rose. We had such a terrible harvest and only got...
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