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  1. latchy

    First try at a Lager kit

    Also been busy today making a bottle drainer for the bath lol
  2. latchy

    First try at a Lager kit

    Very happy with this.
  3. latchy

    First try at a Lager kit

    yrhendystu you were spot on m8, very little fizz although bubbles were rising gently until the last mouthful, and slightly cloudy but very drinkable. Another week of restraint methinks
  4. latchy

    First try at a Lager kit

    I will have to excersise some self control then. Outdoors with up to 2 members of another household from tomorrow:laugh8: Diolch yrhendystu
  5. latchy

    LoveBrewing's Pick Your Kit Giveaway in honor of St. Patrick's Day

    To be sure, to be sure I'm stout
  6. latchy

    First try at a Lager kit

    Hi All, Having dipped my toe into the HomeBrew World with some grapes off my vine a couple of years back, without a very good outcome(it got drank), I tried a kit recently with a much better outcome, as a result I got a Pilsner kit and a liquid malt enhancer from the sponsor on the right here...
  7. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    To update; After bottling in mid Jan, We started to drink it at the start of Feb, well chuffed, even the Mrs enjoys it and she is dead fussy. Thanks for advice all athumb..
  8. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    Will do. Bentonite has cleared it a treat, just a few bits visible when I shine a torch into the brew, transferred into a screw top fermenter, will transfer back into the bucket (all sterilised and rinsed btw) through a gauze bag folded to try and eliminate any bits then siphon into bottles in a...
  9. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    I've started keeping our eggshells and will see how it goes, but that will be for another batch. As for this one, in an attempt to clear fully before bottling I've just mixed 5g of Bentonite in 100ml of warm water and mixed into the 23 litres with the degassing attachment for my drill, fingers...
  10. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    Thanks John It is in a young's lidded bucket that doesn't seal, I've put clingfilm around the edge so hopefully it is airtight. It has worked before to the extent that the fermentation bubbles were going through the airlock and the lid was domed.
  11. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    So do you make your own powder? I've been looking into it online, no-one seems to sell it. If you do how do you go about it? We just put our shells out to deter slugs, rather make better use of them tbh Cheers
  12. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    I've taken it off the sediment into a fermentation bucket today (4 weeks since I started the kit) but it is still hazy even after adding the chitosan 3 days ago. How long can I leave it before bottling without it going off? Or could I add more finings? I got 100g of Young's Bentonite today it...
  13. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    In for a penny! Just added thispoured straight in and gave a stir fingers crossed I'll be bottling at the weekend. And it won't look like this
  14. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    Similar to the crustacean shells that are in Chitosan I suppose
  15. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    Thanks Chippy. I got a sachet of finings from a local shop today the same stuff as one of the sachets in the kit. It says young beer finings on it. It's chitosan or something like that. I'll be home later to siphon the wine off the sediment and stir in the finings. See how it looks at the...
  16. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    would wilko pectolase do the trick? Hoping to get some tomorrow
  17. latchy

    How to clear wine?

    I have a similar problem with a Beaverdale 30 bottle Pinot, instructions say it should be clear in 3 - 7 days, it's 5 days now and no clearer than 2 days ago, does it matter how long it takes? Or could I siphon into a bucket and use finings to clear again? It is my first 30 bottle kit I don't...
  18. latchy

    Purple grape Juice

    5 1/2 Litres, a lot darker than last year, but a lot more grapes than last year, plus 2 litres of asda red grape juice. trying to eke out every last drop hence the plastic bottle lol
  19. latchy

    Purple grape Juice

    Just been reading that recipe again and I'm wondering if maybe I should have separated the juice from the skins and pips before adding the yeast as opposed to fermenting it all, hence the accumulation of what looks like black pudding from the outside of the bucket. The airlock has been working...
  20. latchy

    Purple grape Juice

    The recipe I used didn't mention either. http://dish.allrecipes.com/how-to-make-wine-at-home/ This is really my first attempt too, as last year I only had enough grapes to make a litre of wine. I bottled it 51 weeks ago tomorrow It looks ok in the bottle now mind, but I'm waiting with much...
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