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#1 random

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 08:37 pm

Today's attempt is nettle wine,read good things about this one and it's cheap and simple so it's in the fermenter...

You'll need:
Nettle tips,2 litres when gently pressed down
1 kg sugar
350g sultanas
1 tspn citric acid/juice 2 lemons
1 tspn tannin/cup black tea
Yeast
Yeast nutrient

Then,clean off the nettles before boiling them for around twenty minutes,strain the juice over the sugar and sultanas in a primary fermenter,make up to a gallon then add the acid and tannin,allow to cool before adding the yeast and nutrient,leave to ferment for five days somewhere warm,strain into a demijohn and add airlock,leave until fermentation has ended before racking to clear,adding campden tablets and stabiliser if you want,once clear syphon into bottles and enjoy!

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I'll update as I go along...

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:07 am

Looks good worth a try that

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 08:08 pm

Here it is fermenting away...

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 08:13 pm

Looks good worth a try that


Been meaning to try for a while but got a list I'm kind of working through,heard good things about it so hoping for a nice tipple...
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Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:22 pm

Never had nettle wine but made nettle ale a few times, and it's nice.

You'd open the bottle and the smell would put you off but once ye drank it it would be lovely.



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:42 am

Looks good worth a try that


Been meaning to try for a while but got a list I'm kind of working through,heard good things about it so hoping for a nice tipple...
i need to get some home brew stuff in, as in camden tablets and such, I used to love hedgerow wines over bought stuff, we are just seeing the elder flowers opening now, so will go shopping fri,good luck with it,

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:31 pm

Yeah got my eye on the elderflower,waiting for the berries for more wine now I have the stuff and am prepared I am confident with this one...

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:14 pm

Here it is in the demijohn,not the colour I expected but it has sultanas in it and should clear anyway,

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 03:26 pm

Here it it is racked off and clearing,

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I'll leave this a while then hopefully be ready to bottle...

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 07:51 pm

Best of luck with that. I tried doing it once. Put about six large bottles in the outside coal place to ferment. Two weeks later there was a massive explosion as one bottle burst and the shrapnel took out the others. The coal place was drenched in nettle pop and we had wasps trying to get in all summer. Never again :laugh:



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 01:55 pm

Wouldn't like wasps hanging around,sodding things,dont they say that wasps can get drunk or something and become even more aggressive than they usually are?




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