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    I made wine

    So following someones recipe/advice on here (thanks whoever) and a bit of googling I decided to give it a shot. I did two bottles. Half a litre of apple juice (from concentrate, sans preservative) a cup of sugar, a teaspoon of dry yeast activated in some tepid water, and topped it up with water. I thoroughly dissolved the sugar in the juice before putting it in the bottle. I used glad wrap, applied loosely to allow for gas expansion held on with a rubber band.

    I made wine-wine-3-jpg

    Initially I put corks in but one blew out with force within a couple of hours.

    They sat in the back of a cupboard for a month and when I retrieved them one was clear and bright the other cloudy.
    The clear one was delicious, kind of a sparkly sensation to drink and quite alcoholic.
    The cloudy one was awful. I threw it out. I don't think the yeast worked.
    One thing I noticed is that the yeast doesn't seem to bloom if you use a metal bowl, that's been my experience anyway. I thought I'd bought faulty yeast at first but as soon as I switched to crockery it worked.
    The picture here is of two that I put down on the 28th of last month.
    On the 4th of last month I decided to have another go.


    I made wine-wine-jar-jpg

    5 litres,

    This weekend I thought I'd give the red a shot so a packet of yeast, 1 kilo of sugar, 4 litres of grape juice (from concentrate, sans preservative) and a couiple of litres of spring water.
    Lets see how this goes. (8 litres)

    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 made wine-wine-jpg

    I don't know what's going on with the pic. It's the same as all the others on my phone and comp.
    Just turn your monitor on its side.
    Mod, help?
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    I admire the effort but jaysus that has nasty hangover written all over it!


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    The worlds major wineries will now be crapping themselves now that China will no longer be importing, instead making their own.

    You are a scoundrel Cujo an utter scoundrel.

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    wine using Apple juice??? hello earth

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    I made wine-nope-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    wine using Apple juice??? hello earth
    You can make wine with anything but maybe it's cider or something. Either way, the one succesful bottle so far was very nice, slightly sparkly and refreshing.
    You'll notice the latest batch is from grape juice.
    Any suggestions are welcome buttplug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I made wine-nope-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    wine using Apple juice??? hello earth
    There is no Microsoft juice fluffyboy

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    Someone (you know who you are) Suggested in repo (green, thank you)
    next time try a distilled-type of beverage. Much easier to do
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    Explanation please.
    Wouldn't that require building a still?

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    ^ That's from Jeff I bet.

    He loves to give advice like that but give no detail

    What's the ABV of this moonshine?

    Have you got a hydrometer?

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    Those who dabble in the creation of novelty alcoholic beverages and yet don't have any such curiosities or efforts into alternatives - shouldn't bother.

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    Sounds like you have been in prison to me. Who would make something like that unless they had no access to booze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Sounds like you have been in prison to me. Who would make something like that unless they had no access to booze?
    You talking to me or Jeff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    You can make wine with anything but maybe it's cider or something. Either way, the one succesful bottle so far was very nice, slightly sparkly and refreshing.
    You'll notice the latest batch is from grape juice.
    Any suggestions are welcome buttplug.
    wine with anything???? you mean like with Guava juice??? have you lost your fooking mind !!!

    and now Cider == Wine ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    wine with anything???? you mean like with Guava juice??? have you lost your fooking mind !!!

    and now Cider == Wine ????
    Yes, guava, passionfruit, peaches. Any fruit at all. You didn't know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ That's from Jeff I bet.

    He loves to give advice like that but give no detail

    What's the ABV of this moonshine?

    Have you got a hydrometer?
    No hydrometer so no idea. The only bottle I've drunk so far seemed like a strong wine.
    Might have to look at getting a hydrometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Yes, guava, passionfruit, peaches. Any fruit at all. You didn't know?
    maybe in your world, in my world, wine == grapes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    maybe in your world, in my world, wine == grapes
    And cider?

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    cider is not wine,

    next you are going to claim that Ale or Beer is wine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    cider is not wine,
    Right. So using the wine making process but using apples instead of grapes what will you end up with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    maybe in your world, in my world, wine == grapes
    Yes. In the dictionary, 'wine' is made from grapes.
    Other alcoholic drinks from other fruits are usually called 'fruit wine'.
    I only know this because I was recently trying to unscramble the gobledegook that appears on labels here. Often it is 'fruit wine product' or some such BS. Much of the 'wine' sold in Thai supermarkets doesn't even use the word wine. Often it is 'red'. Red what?
    Sometimes you see that the packaging 'keeps wine fresh' without actually claiming that it contains wine.
    So in Thailand, where red something is sold as wine, it is interesting to hear of home made options.
    Apple wine can be very good. Home wine making was popular in UK when I was young. My father and his brothers were all at it. Overall their apple wines were best.
    I have a friend in Thailand who made maoberry wine last year. It was way better than any boxed product you can buy locally.

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    Buttplug's never heard of mulberry wine or elderberry wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Yes. In the dictionary, 'wine' is made from grapes.
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    wine[ wahyn ]SHOW IPASEE SYNONYMS FOR wine ON THESAURUS.COM
    noun
    the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and usually having an alcoholic content of 14 percent or less.
    a particular variety of such fermented grape juice:
    port and sherry wines.
    the juice, fermented or unfermented, of various other fruits or plants, used as a beverage, sauce, etc.:
    So not just grapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I admire the effort but jaysus that has nasty hangover written all over it!

    its got prison written all over it.

    Ray will be along shortly to point out I'm an expert on the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    So not just grapes.
    I was trying to support you here!

    The OED says:

    wine

    1An alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice.


    1.1with modifier An alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of specified other fruits or plants.

    ‘a glass of elderflower wine’

    Standard English, the word wine alone means from grapes. You can add a modifier, so apple wine is ... apple wine.

    Other fruits make good drinks, they are fruit wines. That is what you see on labels here quite often. It means that the beverage inside is not necessarily 100% from grapes.

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