Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:59
My measurements were never very accurate but it's about 2lb of fruit and a bag of sugar to the gallon.
Crush the hips and put them in a lidded container (I had a 5gall brewing bucket), cover with boiling water and leave for a day. Next day and the yeast and sugar and anything else that's going in. One of my recipes said an orange and a lemon but I don't think I used them. Mix it all up and leave for a week, then strain into an air-locked fermenter.
This is the point where all those seeds go on the garden.
I don't like sweet wines, my recipe says 3lbs of sugar but that's too much for my taste.