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!
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
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…
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