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#1 jok

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 03:59 pm

Here we go again. This year I have black currant, gooseberry, raspberry, black cherry and strawberry vodka on the go. Just used the cheap vodka but I can't foresee a problem. Got about 8 litres in total so I reckon we'll do ok with the hip flasks. Just had a lovely young multi dropped off so once again the pies are up and running. Happy days. Jok.

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 06:15 pm

Should have read munti. I'm having one as we speak with fresh peas and runner beans. Brill.
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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:04 am

They sound lovely. I do rhubarb, with a couple of vanilla pods, in the summer and quince in the autumn. I use cheap vodka for the rhubarb, but better quality for the quince. I've also got gooseberry gin on the go.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 03:15 pm

Here we go again. This year I have black currant, gooseberry, raspberry, black cherry and strawberry vodka on the go. Just used the cheap vodka but I can't foresee a problem. Got about 8 litres in total so I reckon we'll do ok with the hip flasks. Just had a lovely young multi dropped off so once again the pies are up and running. Happy days. Jok.


Like the sound of some of these,are they the same method as sloe gin,fruit,sugar and vodka and leave for a few months? So these will be ready for the cold weather in a hip flask,do you beat or are they for when your out and about?


Also,i can't remember if I've asked before but which gin do you do sloe with,cheap or not? Don't want to wait only to have it come out awful!

And when you say cheap vodka,how cheap is cheap cus I'll look at knocking up a batch of one of these...

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 03:30 pm

I generally use as good a gin as is affordable since this is for my own use. The vodka I get comes in 1.5 ltrs , Chekov from the likes of Bookers. I've downsized the sugar content to 1/2 pond per bottle but use more fruit which I leave till the colour runs out.6/8 weeks. Bung in the vodka and put away in a dark place till November. Must say that I strain at least 3 times through muslin and I've heard that the Strawberry can be a bugger to get clear. Jok.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 04:17 pm

Here we go again. This year I have black currant, gooseberry, raspberry, black cherry and strawberry vodka on the go. Just used the cheap vodka but I can't foresee a problem. Got about 8 litres in total so I reckon we'll do ok with the hip flasks. Just had a lovely young multi dropped off so once again the pies are up and running. Happy days. Jok.


Like the sound of some of these,are they the same method as sloe gin,fruit,sugar and vodka and leave for a few months? So these will be ready for the cold weather in a hip flask,do you beat or are they for when your out and about?
Also,i can't remember if I've asked before but which gin do you do sloe with,cheap or not? Don't want to wait only to have it come out awful!
And when you say cheap vodka,how cheap is cheap cus I'll look at knocking up a batch of one of these...
. I make sloe vodka every winter, excactly the same as sloe gin, but vodka from aldi a tenner a litre instead of gin, job done, I,m going to try it with rose hips this winter as I make rose hip syrup every winter

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:25 pm

Aldi's own brand London gin beat many well known brands in a blind taste test a couple of years ago. Been using it for sloes and goosebs since. It's called something 'quintessentially english' like Cromwell or Waterloo.
Cheap vodka I use supermarket basic range.
Greyman, any particular hips? I use just wild briar thingies for jellies, but my daughter swears by rosa rugosa for chutney.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 05:11 pm

Aldi's own brand London gin beat many well known brands in a blind taste test a couple of years ago. Been using it for sloes and goosebs since. It's called something 'quintessentially english' like Cromwell or Waterloo.
Cheap vodka I use supermarket basic range.
Greyman, any particular hips? I use just wild briar thingies for jellies, but my daughter swears by rosa rugosa for chutney.


I'll be having a look in aldi when I pass by,usually alright stuff from there been though it's cheap...

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:19 pm

aldis gin is spot on. 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:03 pm

Greyman that sounds a bit of alright atb Flacko

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 04:42 am

Reckon I be able to twists joks arm for a bottle of his fruity vodka lol atb Flacko
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:47 am

I reckon you could be right. And some pies. And some faggots Jok style. And some pickles. Oh. And your box. See you soon pal. Jok.
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:20 am

done 4 litres of blackberry vodka an had it drank before the sugar desolved


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:27 pm

I'm just doing quince vodka. (Not much, as not many quinces). I've decided not to add the sugar til I strain it in a coupla months. Partly to stop me sampling it, mainly because I think more flavour may come out (working on basic diffusion). Thoughts?




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