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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

04. July 2013 by admin
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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: 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

14. November 2011 by admin
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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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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

14. November 2011 by admin
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