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    At our first house we had a big tree that interestingly enough, half would produce Apples and half would produce Pears . it use to yield so many that most of them would fall to the ground and rot.
    The bees use to love them, as the pears rotted would turn to alcohol and the bees would get drunk buzz around fall to the ground, then try to fly again. It was very funny.
    Until of course a bee will say something , a wasp will tell him to buzz off and fights will inevitably brake out. Nothing worst than a bunch of drunken wasps and bees.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Sounds like teakdoor.
    "I made wine"
    "No you didn't "
    Aaaand we're off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coalman View Post
    I found using a starter bottle for the yeast was very successful.
    Using a clear, preferably sterilised bottle, put in some warm water. (For a 33cl bottle, about a third of the bottle, but it's not critical).
    Add half a teaspoon or so of sugar.
    Give it a shake until the sugar has dissolved.
    (Or mix sugar and water in a bowl and stir it before putting it in bottle.)
    Add yeast to bottle.
    Give it a shake, and loosely put a piece of cotton wool in the top of the bottle. (To stop flies getting in.)
    Leave in a warm place. (No problem in Thailand).
    After 15 minutes or so, it will have a layer of foam on top as the yeast is activated.
    Give it a shake, and pitch it in the warm, (certainly not in any way hot), juice mix.

    I brewed for many years, beer and wine, and found a starter bottle to give 100% success.
    Good idea, I've been using a bowl but I like the bottle idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    The plastic bag on top had no air in it to begin. It filled up in about 6 hours. I can't really see what's going on in their but their seems to be some sort of community.


    I don't think the bag is a good idea...


    The Balloonists
    When you reach the part that says 'stretch a balloon over the neck of the fermenting jar' the best thing to do is find another website. The idea is that the fermentation gases partially inflate the balloon and escape through a couple of judicious pinpricks. The trouble is that fermentation gas is not just dry CO2. It is CO2, water vapour, trace gases that are better out than in, like SO2 and H2S, and general spray from bursting bubbles. This acidic cocktail condenses on the inside surface of the balloon and drips back into the wine, often leaching rubber, colour and ghastly off flavours along the way. Not clever. (But if you absolutely must use the balloon method, substitute a condom instead. It won't help the wine, but it will inflate to an enormous talking point!)


    Some other tip in here too...

    Is It Safe to Drink Homemade Wine? | Delishably


    Have you thought of making your own cheese yet and having a party?

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    So basically in 2 years time if this thread is still going it will be "Diary of a wino - charting the decline starting with apple juice"

    I reckon you'll be getting advice from Wally by then.

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    Thanks dill. Good idea about the cheese Mozzarella is pretty easy but I don't reallly like it enough to be bothered.
    How is gouda made anyway? All that seperating curds and whey sounds like hard work.

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    The only special equipment needed is a funnel. As for releasin the CO2 I give the lid a half twist back just enough to let CO2 escape, but not allow in any nasties. So far, no dramatic explosions.


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    Cujo, why don't you invest in a few demijohns and airlocks with bungs, you can just leave it to do its stuff then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I am torn at the moment. Nobody can be that ill informed about so many, many, many subjects. I am starting to wonder if it is some perverse long troll.
    His stupidity is intentional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Cujo, why don't you invest in a few demijohns and airlocks with bungs, you can just leave it to do its stuff then.
    Might do. This was just a kind of spur of the moment thing. If it works you're right, It might be worth getting some proper equipment.

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    I made wine-glass-wine-jpg

    So I tried some. ( from the five litre apple brew) NO apple flavour. If I had to pick it, pinot noir.
    And nicely alcoholic.

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    ^ Looks nice

    ^^ Ignore the rich bloke with the bonded warehouse and wine cellar, he doesn't understand the needs of the ordinary man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    ^ Looks nice

    ^^ Ignore the rich bloke with the bonded warehouse and wine cellar, he doesn't understand the needs of the ordinary man.
    Thanks and phuk that guy.

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    Hughs guaranteed never fail recipe for wine.
    1: Drive to bottle shop
    2: select wine
    3: drive home
    4: get pissed.

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    I had a nice Chardonnay yesterday, 9 EUR a bottle, why bother making yourself

    trying the White Pinot Noir next, to prove Nidog white wine from red grapes do exist, despite his claims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    So I tried some. ( from the five litre apple brew) NO apple flavour. If I had to pick it, pinot noir.
    And nicely alcoholic.
    No need to buy the Pinot, just get some from this clown made with apple juice


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I had a nice Chardonnay yesterday, 9 EUR a bottle, why bother making yourself

    trying the White Pinot Noir next, to prove Nidog white wine from red grapes do exist, despite his claims
    You could not prove 2+2 = 4, even if someone held your fat pudgy fingers and did it for you. Twat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    You could not prove 2+2 = 4, even if someone held your fat pudgy fingers and did it for you. Twat.
    red grapes = white wine

    white grapes != white wine

    is that easier to understand for you now?

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    People living in Thailand should be aware that you need a licence to brew even a single bottle of wine or beer at home and there is no exemption for personal consumption.


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    The expert vintner in question hails from China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    You could not prove 2+2 = 4, even if someone held your fat pudgy fingers and did it for you. Twat.
    The Basics for Producing White Wines | Wine Folly

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    People living in Thailand should be aware that you need a licence to brew even a single bottle of wine or beer at home and there is no exemption for personal consumption.
    When did you become such an expert on Thai law, first defamation, and now this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    People living in Thailand should be aware that you need a licence to brew even a single bottle of wine or beer at home and there is no exemption for personal consumption.
    Lots of laws in Thailand. Enforcement of these laws is another thing altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    When did you become such an expert on Thai law, first defamation, and now this?
    Are you suggesting that what I wrote is somehow incorrect?

    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Lots of laws in Thailand. Enforcement of these laws is another thing altogether.
    Whilst the law is obviously not enforced with any vigor in Thailand it is still against the law and those that engage in such activity are always in jeopardy of being caught.

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    Cujo, get some of this in just in case you can't wait 3 weeks

    I made wine-not-bad-jpg

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