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Making Beer at Home: Barley wine

METRIC/IMPERIAL 500g/1 lb 1-1/2 oz malt extract (DMS) 500g/1 lb 1-1/2-oz crushed pale malt grains 500 g/1 lb 1-1/2-oz crushed crystal malt grains 50 g/1-3/4oz chocolate malt 250g/8-1/2oz brown sugar 20 g/1/2oz Wye Challenger hops (Golding) 4 litres/7 pints hard … Continue reading

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Brewing Beer at Home: Glossary of Technical Terms

Acid An essential ingredient when making wine. Citric acid is commonly used to give freshness to the finished flavour, to balance the sugar, alcohol and tannin, to assist in the fermentation and in the creation of a good bouquet. Malic … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Sloe wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 900g/2 lb sloes 4 bananas 250g/8-1/2oz raisins 2 lemons 850g/1 lb14oz white sugar 3.75 litres/6-½- pints hot water Burgundy wine yeast and nutrient 1 Stalk and wash the sloes. Peel and slice the bananas. Wash and chop the raisins. … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Beetroot wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.8 kg/4 lb freshly dug beetroot 500g/1 lb 1-2-oz raisins 3 level teaspoons citric acid 1.25 g/2 lb 12oz sugar 3.75 litres/6-½-pints water Port wine yeast and nutrient 1 Scrub the beets clean. Top and tail and cut into … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Carrot wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.8 kg/4 lb freshly dug carrots 500g/1 lb 1-1/2oz sultanas 1 kg/2 lb 2 oz sugar 3 teaspoons citric acid 4 litres/7 pints water Sauternes wine yeast and nutrient 1 Scrub die carrots clean. Top and tail and cut … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Mead recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.8 kg/4 lb honey 5 level teaspoons citric acid 3.5 litres/6 pints water Sauternes wine yeast and nutrient 1 Warm the water and dissolve the honey in it. When cool, stir in the acid, yeast and nutrient. Pour the … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Christmas punch recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1 bottle sweet elderberry wine 1 lemon 2 tablespoons sugar 12 cloves 1 large piece root ginger 1 small stick cinnamon Empty the wine into a saucepan and stir in the sugar. Add the thinly pared rind of the … Continue reading

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Hints on Serving Wines

The pleasure to be obtained from serving your own wine can be enhanced greatly by the manner in which it is served. Here are a few guide lines for the best results. Maturity Make sure that the wine is quite … Continue reading

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Brewing Beer at Home: An Introduction

The most spectacular increase in any hobby of recent years has been in brewing beer at home. The reasons are almost as numerous as the different beers that you can brew. The general economic situation has had a major effect, … Continue reading

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Home Brewing: Equipment and Ingredients

Much of the equipment used for making wine can also be used for brewing beer at least in its simplest method. A polythene brewing bin is commonly used, but in an emergency a polythene bag in a cardboard carton will … Continue reading

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