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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    I’ll suffer tomorrow/today… the taliskar has been opened haha. To be fair there’s some half decent wines out there. Tesco do a Tesco's finest Cotes De Gascogne, in my opinion it’s better than Calvert’s. But I guess wine and palates are different and what suits some is different for others. I...
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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    The must tasted nice enough at the start.. we’ll see what it tastes like in a few months when it’s bottled. I’ll check it in a few days as activity is starting to really slow down now. Hoping to get ABV about 12/13% And there’s me thinking a short cut is just going to buy a bottle of wine from...
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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    Thanks for the recipe Brando👍👍. I now regret digging out an old lavender hedge at the start of the year to make way for new privet hedging.. I’ll be giving it a bash after this apple and cranberry with strawberry supermarket wine effort….
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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    Wow thats a lot of wine! If you open a shop you'll need to let us all know so we can visit.. I have to admit the Lemon and Lavender sounds really nice...
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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    Thats a mighty fine collection of wine!
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    The waiting bit is the hardest part of it!
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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    It appears Ribena is splitting opinions! I quite like Ribena anyway so it would never go to waste... Bando how long do you boil the Ribena for and would that not allow the boiling off of essential oils/flavours that make Ribena, Ribena?
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    That beer looks amazing! I’m hoping to get into beer soon Is there any kits you recommend when starting out with beer? I’m so blue collar trash I’m having Gordon’s pink gin with flavoured sparkling water in a pint glass 😂😂😂😂 i have no shame haha.
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    Hi Steven ;) i’m a newbie too and there’s lots of advice on this forum. Just search and you’ll probably find an answer. What are you planing or currently making?
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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    Thanks guys for the advice I really do appreciate it. I've picked up myself some apple juice and cranberry juice which have no preservatives so going to attempt to make an apple and cranberry rose wine tomorrow! Thanks again guys.
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    Ribena wine... what yeast to use?

    Happy weekend everyone I'm fancying starting a wee brew while I'm off work this week. As a newbie I'm looking for a bit of advice with making Ribena wine since it sounds amazing! I saw a bottle 1.5 L bottle on offer in Aldi and decided why not! I have some white wine yeast kicking about in a...
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    So who's growing chillies 2021?

    I’m so jealous! They look amazing. Mine ended up in the compost heap in the sky after the slugs had a great fest over night early on in the season.
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    Hello all :)

    Has the heat in the loft had an effect on the stout during the summer with regards to colouring or quality? I agree the weather has been to warm for any sort of heavy liquid - even soup. I will try to get a pilsner kit and give it a wee bash and see what happens…. What could possibly go wrong…!
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    Hello all :)

    oh that’s interesting to know about ageing. I recently had a bottle of the Beaverdales Sauvignon Blanc which definitely improved with 7-8 weeks of ageing. I guess it must be a personal choice/taste with ageing then?
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    Hello all :)

    Thanks chippy_tea. I will definitely have to give it a bash. Do most beers, lagers and ciders require ageing? Or are they more suited to drink when they are young?
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