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    Can you make Coltsfoot Tea Wine?

    Hi, thanks for this. Thinking it through, this recipe, like some others I've made (Dandelion, Marigold, etc) uses the heads of the flowers only, and what I have here is Coltsfoot Tea, which is the leaves. The flavour in the flower wines came from the petals, and you could smell it when making...
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    Can you make Coltsfoot Tea Wine?

    I sent off for some dried Coltsfoot, to make wine with but made a mistake and ordered Coltsfoot Tea instead aheadbutt I have made some Tea wine previously, using ordinary tea/bags but not herbs. Does anyone know whether this might be suitable? I've got plenty of the stuff!
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    WEIRDEST WINE EVER MADE?

    I like to try and avoid it, but when a wine has been in the DJ for a year uncleared I usually resort to it. This one's due for bottling in May, so I think I will have to. Wish I could still get hold of Kwik Clear, that was the best one.
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    WEIRDEST WINE EVER MADE?

    I have a DJ on the go from last May, due for it's final racking soon. Beggar just won't clear though. I'll try to remember and keep you posted.
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    Sloes go with ? Suggestions please.

    I made some Sloe & Apple Jelly with some leftovers from winemaking. It goes very well with a good cheese!
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    Prune Juice Wine

    I did try Prune Wine once, it wasn't my finest hour - but I used tinned prunes and prune juice only. Your recipe sounds much better. I couldn't face drinking mine, but apparently it makes great gravy 😄 Let us know how it goes!
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    WEIRDEST WINE EVER MADE?

    Would you care to share your recipe? I did some sculling around and made a recipe up, but I think it could have been better. The only puddings left when I went shopping were at Aldi, with no ingredients listed, and turned out to have palm oil in them (yeuchhh! sick...) Through determined...
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    Spiced tea wine

    I've not tried it, but it sounds good. I've seen lots of posts about Tea Wine, so I'd have a go. I would expect it to be spiced, rather than 'mulled' taste. Have a look through the forum for the Tea Wine recipe, it seems to work with just about any kind of tea/bag. Let us know how it turns out.
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    Dryness in Sloe wine question

    When I made my first batch of sloe wine a couple of years ago, I used finings, and it cleared beautifully into a pleasant light red wine. The batch from last year is now ready, but on sampling it has a very 'dry' taste - not in relation to S.G. but similar to when the fruit is picked...
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    It's a gas...any ideas?

    Last November, I made up a gallon of Elderberry with 1lb Runner Bean liquor (yes, Berry recipe) which had been in the freezer. I thought it had finished fermenting, so put it in the garage to mature (grey owl). Checking in September, it appeared to have started again, so brought it back in. I...
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    Maturing wine in Demijohns?

    That’s interesting about the redcurrant, my strawberry wine came into its own about 9 months, but by a year was less colourful and flavour a little diminished. My scheduling is just an attempt to put the brakes on drinking them all at once ;)
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    Maturing wine in Demijohns?

    You are spot on about both the patience and the rolling stock. Initially, I was bottling - and drinking - country wines too soon. I am now trying to be more systematic about it. I aim to bottle flower wines after a year, fruit wines e.g. rosehip, pomegranate etc after 18 month, and any reds...
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    Maturing wine in Demijohns?

    I find wines mature better in DJs - and take up a lot less space. I reckon 23L would mean approx 30 bottles, as opposed to 5 DJs. This also gives you the opportunity to leave behind any sediment when bottling. I have been surprised at some of the sediments in bottles after they have been...
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    Elderflower with D47

    A visit to your house must be an iteresting prospect wynott. .....not if you tasted my latest batch of drain-cleaner, aka Citrus wine (horrible overpowering grapefruit taste) :vomitintoilet: - but I guess it depends on what you count as 'Interesting' !! (Last year's) Marigold is very much...
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    Elderflower with D47

    So far, so good. First racking will happen soon. A reliable taste test will be about a year after it started, so next June. Ask me again then!
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