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I brew my own wine, and it's worth the minor hassle, much like having to clean the dishes after a big Sunday dinner. And when one brew has been drawn into demijohns I immediately set another going, the longer it brews the better, and after stabilisation I like to let it sit for several days before 'bottling'.

The last place I knew that sold brewing equipment, kits etc, in Lerwick was the place that turned into The Bop Shop, and now a music shop I can't mind the name of.

I get everything I need off a friend of mine south. She answers all questions, orders and payment by email (so a paypal account is needed).

 

Eleanor Kennedy is her name, her email is Eleanor@ellie-claire.co.uk

 

I heartily recommend her (seasonal - now should be about the right time of year though) Elderflower kit. Takes a bit longer to settle and mature than the branded kits, but make one now and you'll have 4 gallons of delicious white wine for the festive season [Note I didn't say the C word}

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I haven't brewed any up for a good while but when I did it, it tasted good. Beer, cider and wine in my time, and the beer and cider worked out at about 10p a pint. That made it taste a lot better than anything else.

 

Home brew kits

 

Just had a look to see how much the home brew costs now. The first kit to start with comes in at about £50.00 to £70.00 and makes about 40 pints. Once you've got all the kit up and working it comes in at around £15 - £20, sometimes a bit cheaper, for 40 pints. It's making me wonder whether...

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I haven't brewed any up for a good while but when I did it, it tasted good. Beer, cider and wine in my time, and the beer and cider worked out at about 10p a pint. That made it taste a lot better than anything else.

I love it when the Chancellor says there'll be "10p on a glass of wine". I raise my glass and say "Not on my glass! Cheers!!"

My wine works out at £1.40 a litre, if I make 5 gallons. And it can seem to be an inexhaustible quantity, until you have friends around for dinner, and I take a gallon to the table. It soon goes then - and the demijohn has cost about the same as a normal bottle from the co-op.

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Oh no, shouldn't have thought about homebrew, there's an order for Winter Warmer Ale with cinnamon and ginger in now. It'll be here in a couple of days, and will be ready to enjoy next month. Now I'll need to get some more in for the end of the year ;-)

I love it when the Chancellor says there'll be "10p on a glass of wine". I raise my glass and say "Not on my glass! Cheers!!"

 
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Thanks for the links and encouragement gents!

 

I have a notion of brewing something from the garden. Have you ever tried nettles, dandelions, or other 'weeds' (I say garden, but mean 'overgrown patch of grass')  :oops:

I saw a recipe for dandelion flower honey. Looked like an awful lot of work for tiny amount of 'honey', but it would kill two birds with one stone and could be made into a mead I reckon.

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On 15/09/2018 at 00:50, Davie P said:

I have a notion of brewing something from the garden. Have you ever tried nettles, dandelions, or other 'weeds' (I say garden, but mean 'overgrown patch of grass')  :oops:

Found out two things that, IMHO, are splendid to put in the brew. Nettles and dandelions are great but there are two things that I think are the best. Rosehip and heather. They need to be harvested at about September or October but almost all of it can be lifted off the side of the road, i.e free, and if it's free it'll definitely be the tastiest.

Tomorrow there'll be a new brew going on. 75% dark rye, 25% barley and because there's no usable heather or rosehip around at this time of year it'll be cheap as chips oranges and some smoked wood, hopefully a bit of either oak or mahogany (coz the willow got blown over and the blackthorn isn't doing great either), and if there's no oak or mahogany it'll be the next best thing that I can find. Two or three kilos of white sugar and 10 or 11 grams of Voss kveik, and this time I won't forget to grow a bit more kveik so that it's there for use and I don't need to buy it. A lot of kveik strains can have the job done in a week and then I'll let it settle for about a fortnight before I try a wee taste.

P.S. Think the wood that I was dreaming about will be peat. 

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Homebrewing like many other interests can be as clean or as difficult as you need it to be. it without a doubt depends on how some distance you want to develop your talents and to some extent to the quality of the beer you need to brew. without a doubt, if you may comply with a simple recipe like creating a stew or something, then you may brew beer at domestic. for your first time you simply need to get a starter kit from your neighborhood brew save or maybe on-line. i started out with a 1 gallon brooklyn brew shop package. you get all the components you need and maximum of the gadget. these kinds of kits don’t positioned an excessive amount of strain on you and the commands are very easy to observe.

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