Home Brewing

Having personally attempted to make Elderberry wine a couple of years ago, which sadly turned to what can only be described as vinegar and was subsequently ditched, the idea was written off due to a number of factors. After spending time researching a little on the interwebnet as to what could be turned into booze, for not a lot of pennies we ended up on the well known auction sites!

We’re learning on the job still, but I can’t say that we’ve made a mistake so far, but then if we have, we’ve not noticed it. To date, 02/02/2015, we’ve brewed around 18 gallons of various wines, ciders and alco-pops but have yet to attempt any beer and/or lager, hopefully 2015 will be the year we expand a little – currently we haven’t the space available!

Homebrew – Chapter 3! – First Brew

Ok, so having spent enough money on both equipment and now ingredients, its time to give it a bash! Please do excuse the lack of photographic evidence, I do tend to forget to take any pictures, but I belive I caught the most important moments. Now, the first attempt, we stuck with something quite simple

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Homebrew – Chapter 2!

So, Friday came and went. The market was attended and the much needed chemicals for wine, cider and beer production were sucessfully purchased, along with a few other bits that we’ll get to at some point in the future! I’ll let the pictures do the talking this time around…

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Home Brew – Chapter 1!

Having looked into home brewing for a couple of months, well to be truthful almost a year, we took the plunge and bought a number of bits and pieces from various sellers on eBay. The first kit, included a 25 litre bucket, two 4.5 litre demijohns, 12 75cl wine bottles, hydrometer, thermometer, syphoning tubes and

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