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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: Summer wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 225 g/8oz raspberries 225 g/8 oz strawberries 225g/8oz blackcurrants 225 g/8 oz gooseberries 225 g/8 oz cherries 225 g/8 oz yellow plums 900g/2 lb fresh white sultana grapes 2 bananas 1 teaspoon pectolytic enzyme 2 Campden tablets 900g/2 lb … Continue reading

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Home Brewing: Grain mashed beers

Only the very real enthusiasts brew their beers from grains, but they declare that the quality obtained is well worth the trouble. Temperature control during the mashing period is most important since this affects the production of the maltose and … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Peach wine recipe

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METRIC/IMPERIAL 2.25 kg/5 lb ripe peaches 450g/1 lb ripe bananas 230 g/8.1 oz can concentrated white grape juice 1 kg/2 lb 2 oz white sugar 3 level teaspoons citric acid 2 level teaspoons pectolytic enzyme 4 Campden tablets 3.5 litres/6 … Continue reading

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Home Brewing: Priming and bottling

Priming sugar may be added in granule or syrup form to home brew. Measure out the sugar required precisely and dissolve it in a little of the beer. The quantity of sugar used is quite critical. Five ml (1 level … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Greengage wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.8 kg/4 lb greengages, yellow plums or apricots 250 g/8-3/4oz sultanas 2 bananas 1 teaspoon pectolytic enzyme 1 teaspoon citric acid 2 Campden tablets 1 kg/2 lb 2 oz white sugar 3.75 litres/6-½- pints cold water Burgundy wine yeast … Continue reading

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Beer Homebrew: Mild ale recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.5 kg/3l b 4 oz malt extract 500g/1 lb 1-1/2oz crushed crystal malt grains 750g/1 lb 10oz brown sugar 75g/2-1/2oz Wye Northdown (Fuggle) hops 21.6 litres/38 pints soft water Ale yeast 1 Boil the hops and »rains together in … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Blackberry wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 2.25 kg/5 lb blackberries 2 bananas 230 g/8.1 oz concentrated black grape juice 1 kg/2 lb 2 oz white sugar 1 teaspoon pectolytic enzyme 2 Campden tablets 1 level teaspoon citric acid 3.5 litres/6 pints cold water Burgundy wine … Continue reading

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Making Beer at Home: Light ale recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1 kg/2 lb 2 oz malt extract 1 kg/2 lb 2 oz light brown sugar 50g/1-3/4oz Wye Challenger (Golding) hops 1 lemon 12-5 litres/22 pints hard water Ale yeast 1 Dissolve the malt extract and sugar in hot water. … Continue reading

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