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Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:25

You are soooo kind

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:22

Thank you for that Nut

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:16

What an incredible photo I am so ignorant about moths, I didn't know this type existed

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:06

Mrs T 12, as another artist, I'm afraid I agree with Dove; that chap in the distance gives the walk some sense of the scale of it.

Little Ann, love that veg garden

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:00

chicky Many years ago I had a boyfriend who made beer and his bottles did the same; we were ankle deep in beer the next morning

It's my birthday

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:57

Have a fabulous evening Hogweed and a great year

Verdun, where does Spike like to go out for dinner? You might end up at McDonalds

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:53

Nut, the Gooseberry didn't go mad, so that is a bit worrying, but I made it in early July I think. But it never bubbled much. I won't bottle it yet in case there is that 2nd fermentation. I've racked it once from the big demi-john into 1 gallon ones, to make room for the Pear in the big demi-john.

It is the Pear that is worrying me; all those bubbles coming out of the airlock and liquid pooling on the gravel tray beneath.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:48

I have never experienced what you are all going through with elderly parents, but all of you are showing such kindness towards people who are frustratingly and sadly ceasing to be the parents that you knew and loved. It is very moving to read your posts.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:42

This year I have made Gooseberry, Damson and Pear wine. I am NOT a very knowledgable or experienced wine maker, so any advice is welcome. The Gooseberry is looking quite clear, the Damson is gently bubbling away, but the Pear is going mad; luckily I have the very big 'demi-john ' standing on a large gravel tray as it has been bubbling out of the top for the last 3 days!

I find the problem with wine recipes is that they give you the outline, but not the specific measurements (like how much yeast and yeast nutrient EXACTLY)

No excuse

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:36

I've made wine from the pears; so am going to start a wine making thread

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