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Hey ho!

Anybody here into home brewing or wine making or distilling? I'm into wines but always willing to experiment. Not so much into beer making but Ive done a few ciders and some experiments with fractioning. I do a cracking pear and ginger wine :cheers:

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Made some wine years ago, tasted terrible so shelved it for a year. Next time I tried one (must have been desperate) it was delicious :thumb:


Not bothered since, too much faffing when you can buy it easily.

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Hey ho!

Anybody here into home brewing or wine making or distilling? I'm into wines but always willing to experiment. Not so much into beer making but Ive done a few ciders and some experiments with fractioning. I do a cracking pear and ginger wine :cheers:

 


I had a go at home brewing years ago making beer and wine. The beer process was quite quick and I ended up with 3 barrels constantly on the go. One fermenting, one settling, and one drinking. The ales and wine were, I have to say very nice and very economical in terms of shop prices for similar products. Sadly it had become a race with the beer drinking so as not to leave the fermentation barrel stood for too long. I felt I was in danger of becoming a chronic alcoholic so made the decision to stop brewing and revert back to the odd trip to the off license.

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Hi piggy, I regularly make beer and spirits and occasionally wine. Beer from decent kits and partial mash. If interested in partial mash buy a brewing book by Graham wheeler it's really good and tells you all you need to know. I made my own beer boiler which is perfect for the job


Spirits wise I bought a still spirits distiller at 130 quid seems pricey but if you use it a lot it works out really cheap about 2 quid a bottle

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A circuitous route to alcoholism if you're not careful.

 

In all fairness I drink less now I brew my own just spend less on it. I have a job where I can't be drinking the night before work which helps. Its just nice to make ur own stuff sometimes but I guess if u have no will power etc homebrew Is not for all

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Yes elderflower champagne is v nice love the taste of elderflowers. I'm always on the lookout for elderflowers but have to get there quick before someone else picks it! Mead is another cheap and easy one. But once bottled best left for about 5 yrs to taste its best

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Its just nice to make ur own stuff sometimes but I guess if u have no will power etc homebrew Is not for all

 

No willpower required with the stuff I made - meths would have tasted better! :lol:

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