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Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2013, 07:57 AM
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Posted By ctwtp
plum port? anyone had the experience?

Been wanting to try ky hand at a port style wine and blackberry seems to be the obvious choice but 1. They are out of season 2. I'd rather use them to make more wine and blackberry whisky.
A problem...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-10-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By ctwtp
blackberry port?

I've read up about making port style wines and how they uses alot of fruit and take maybe years to make only for you to fortify it with a brandy.....my idea to throw out there is, how about just...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
Both pics are of the same wine the first one i...

Both pics are of the same wine the first one i removed a little must just incase of explosive fermentation but it didn't so i racked it off some of the bigger lees and topped up, perfect.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-06-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
Made over the weekend, strawberry and elderflower...

Made over the weekend, strawberry and elderflower 'cheat' wine. 2 jars a of jam 1 bottle of elderflower cordial all mixed up and poured into a demijohn, no sugar added seen as s.g was 1.076.
Smells...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-04-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,460
Posted By ctwtp
This is true, nothing worse than discovering the...

This is true, nothing worse than discovering the wine that you've took time to make lacks that little something and all over a single cup of tea
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-04-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,460
Posted By ctwtp
@blaster The tea adds tannins into the wine. It...

@blaster
The tea adds tannins into the wine. It all adds to the body and 'mouth-feel', gives that little bit of dryness.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-28-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
Its funny really, there's fruit and sugar in a...

Its funny really, there's fruit and sugar in a concentrated form and it never occurred to me at all until i saw it in some of my grandads old notes.
Gonna try and do a strawberry and elderflower...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
Just what i was thinking, i hardly think they...

Just what i was thinking, i hardly think they would end up being harmful but suppose it a case of *would they stop the yeast* i do read a lot in books that fruit juice with preservative is dissipated...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-26-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
Thats good to hear, what about shop brought jams?...

Thats good to hear, what about shop brought jams?
I would say so but I'm the only one that makes jams at home but thankfully i have enough to spare
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-26-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By ctwtp
juice wines quick to mature?

Been reading that they can be quick to mature?
Also saw that using a simple store brought pressed grape is good but can be a little uninteresting but by adding one or two different jams you could...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
jam wines?

Been reading through some old books (50/60s) and jam wines keep croping up, just wondering if people have had success with these?
Plus keep reading a juice and jam combination are quick at maturing?...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By ctwtp
Thanks people, gave me the pointers i needed....

Thanks people, gave me the pointers i needed. Have decided to go for just a straight medium enough people around here like that so of i don't I've got some ready made gifts!
Must confess though that...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-21-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By ctwtp
thoughts on pyment (mead/grape)

I'm attempting another pyment sortly but has any got suggestions on whether a dry/medium/sweet is best?
Would love all input
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By ctwtp
I made a pyment (grape and honey) was young but...

I made a pyment (grape and honey) was young but was showing great promise, shame it got contaminanted but i deffo plan on more maybe just a straight one i suppose only problem would be you would have...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-23-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
thanks everyone, I've decided to do a number of...

thanks everyone, I've decided to do a number of batches of the same melomel, say a raspberry and try out all your different methods then in few months I'll do a taste test to see which i prefer
Forum: Mead Forum 01-21-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By ctwtp
melomels- primary or secondary?

can people advise on whether its good to add stuff to primary or secondary? what's the difference between the to, do they offer different flavours from the same ingredients??
Forum: Mead Forum 01-17-2012, 03:58 PM
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Posted By ctwtp
43974 a very young mead, still in primary. ...

43974

a very young mead, still in primary.
no other ingredients except a lemon
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-17-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By ctwtp
sorry everyone got a bit in a bit of mess seen as...

sorry everyone got a bit in a bit of mess seen as my car decided it wanted to break down completely :/

hoping to get it done today though
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By ctwtp
ah thanks, I'll keep that in mind

ah thanks, I'll keep that in mind
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By ctwtp
backsweetening

when back sweetening a mead, is it best to use honey or sugar?
I've been told that backsweetening with honey makes it too over powering.
is that true?
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By ctwtp
*sloe not sole but i got off lightly i...

*sloe not sole

but i got off lightly i certainly wouldn't risk it
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By ctwtp
i would go for proper brewers yeast if you can. i...

i would go for proper brewers yeast if you can. i did accidently use bakers yest for my blackberry and sole, after an initial fruit and bread smell once the yeast had done its job that smell soon...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By ctwtp
I'm certainly hoping it will be a good...

I'm certainly hoping it will be a good alternative. there should be no sediment at all seen as you process it just before you bottle it.
I'm planning on buying a cheap wine and testing it, I'll keep...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By ctwtp
thanks i recently found this- ...

thanks
i recently found this-
http://www.ehow.com/how_6199483_homemade-wine-carbonation.html

i'm tempted to try but fear the vinegar might contaminate the wine, might make a tester
any ideas?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-13-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By ctwtp
thanks everyone, lot of stuff to think about. ...

thanks everyone, lot of stuff to think about.

luckily i work in the grounds of hotel/restaurant/ conference centre so i can get my hands on bottle and buckets, but got to be quick!
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