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  1. Applesnmore

    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Vineco have revamped their kit offerings, gone are KenRidge and California connoisseur &the WineExpert range has been tweaked too, so cannot offer opinion on current retail kits. I have throughly enjoyed the old WineExpert World Vineyard Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèrde kit which included a grape...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Bottle of Union Red from the limited edition Passport Series. A blend of Cab Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot. Good deep colour, fruity, acid, pleasant oak note. Definitely full bodied. Wasnt a cheap kit at £99 but yielding 30 bottles still only £3 but would say it is good value.
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    Ridiculous ebay homebrew listings

    True, listing overpriced. My local hbs only stocks youngs yeast and alcotec turbo yeast. Mainly sells kits limited loose stuff so internet it is.
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    St Peter's Cream Stout

    Got round to doing the kit, added 7.8g Lavazza Prontissimo classic instant coffee and 125g dark brown sugar. Went with instant because no oil to destroy head retention and I didnt want Kalua beer. This was only bottled on Monday, primed with 95g dextrose and as the plastic bottle pressure...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Supped before remembering to take a pic. Bottled this St Peters Stout at the beginning of the week. Plastic bottle pressure tester firmed up already. So took a liberty and cracked one open. Really pleased. Added 7.8g (last spoon full in the pack) of Lavazza Prontissimo instant coffee to 19l...
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    What did you brew today?

    Pimped Festival Bonfire Toffee stout. Am looking for something chewier than the lit gives. Hoping this will get there - hopefully more like an imperial stout. 3kg extract from the kit 1.5kg pale malt extract 1kg dextrose 21l brew. Added extract to 3l hot 55C water, made up to 14l. Just...
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    Rhubarb and rhubarb wine

    The first wine I made was Rhubarb, one in June and another in July. Both to the same recipe, much as per @Janulka098 . The intriguing thing was how different they were and how they matured differently The July was tarter and took longer to mature and ended more white wineish whereas the June...
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    Which wine finings work best

    Please, would you be willing to share the video @Mr_S_Jerusalem ? Sounds an interesting brew.
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    New Vine Co wine kits

    Most of the Vinco kits i have made came with one packet of EC1118, the only exception being the Passport Union Red, which came with 2 packets. @VW911 have you made California connoisseur previously by way of a benchmark by any chance?
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    Belgian Beers to try?

    Has anyone tried Buy beer online | Order craft beer, ale and beer cases ? Ships from The Netherlands They carry quite a range including a hoppy blond from Namur - Houppe which I enjoyed whilst out there watching some cycle races back in 2017 train tours Leige from Namur was good. Sampled...
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    Pen for lableing brown glass bottles

    I use a Uni Paint marker p2, silver ultra fine pen ex Ryman but widely available on the internet. Barcode 4902778918241 Quick drying, just a light pass with a green scouring pad to clean off. Silver, white, gold available, some other colours too. Silver works best imo on brown / green bottles
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    Prune and rhubarb wine.

    Well.. Dug out a 2016 red currant wine to try tonight. Just red currants, sugar, pectolase, nutrient and yeast. Has the colour of a sauterne, but with a pinkish hue ( doesn't photograph well). Still on the acid side. Need to learn how to tone down the acid. The fruit was sweet and ripe, but...
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    Prune and rhubarb wine.

    Unfortunately this one didn't improve. Added to the compost heap. The taste was just unpleasant.
  14. Applesnmore

    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Looking back, I ordered the kit fro MM 14 March, so would have bottled in April so has transformed from ott to pithy in 4-6 weeks in bottles. Dont know what to make of it. Or why. I'll eat lemon out of a g&t but can go for grapefruit pith, though I do like grapefruit.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Running to the end of Youngs New World Sassion, whilst on the right is Mangrove Jack's Pink Grapefruit IPA. Both bottle conditioned. NWS bottled August last year, the MJ PGIPA April this year. Like the NWS as something different, whereas the MJ is disappointing. Initially was ott grapefruit -...
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    Bread Porn

    Fancied a bacon baguette, so
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    New Vine Co wine kits

    The packaging does them no favours. Looks cheap, doesn't look the part at all. Smaller pack same money or more. No doubt will end up with one but not inspired to run out and get one.
  18. Applesnmore

    New Vine Co wine kits

    From another thread https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/new-home-professional-wine-making-kits.87647/ Looks like the wine expert range has been giggled too
  19. Applesnmore

    New Vine Co wine kits

    So currently sipping a 24hr vintage of Wine Expert Tempranillo and can say it is very good. So much so I went online to.find another only to discover all out of stock Then looking at KenRidge to see if it is in that range- no and lots out of stock. Only to discover from Brew2Bottle that Kenridge...
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    Alternative yeast nutrient for elderflower sparkling wine

    For yeast nutrient - are we not in the realms of vitamin B complexes so the multi vitamin should work. Equally a crushed banana, often added for body but should help on the nutrient front too.
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