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How to Make White Wine

HOW WHITE WINE IS MADE It is not difficult to turn grapes into wine. The winemaker’s job is to transform the year’s freshly picked grapes into the most appetizing wine possible. Yeast harbours enzymes. When those enzymes are introduced to … Continue reading

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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

14. November 2011 by admin
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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

14. November 2011 by admin
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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

14. November 2011 by admin
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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

14. November 2011 by admin
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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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Make Wine at Home: Gooseberry wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.8 kg/4 lb gooseberries 250 g/8-3/4oz sultanas 1 teaspoon pectolytic enzyme 2 Campden tablets 850g/1 lb 14oz sugar 3.75 litres/6-½-pints hot water Hock yeast and nutrient 1 Select sound green gooseberries. Top and tail them and wash thoroughly. Pour … Continue reading

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Home Brewing: Beer Step-by-step Kits

Both styles of kits, wet and dry, come complete with detailed instructions on how to make them up. Briefly, they are as follows: For wet kits: 1 Empty the contents of a wet kit into a sterilized bin. 2 Add … 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

14. November 2011 by admin
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