Lidl Red Grape Juice for winemaking

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  1. Jan 17, 2020 #21

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    How many litres of supermarket grape juice would be needed to end up with 6 bottles of wine? And roughly how much additional sugar?
     
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    Rough guide about 5l as for sugar either use a hydrometer and add until you get the reading you want (make sure its well dissolved) or check how much sugars in it from the label and add sugar using 19g per litre total = 1ABV so 5l total liquid wanting maybe 12% ABV needs 19gx12%x5l= 1140g minus the amount already in the grape juice.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2020 #24

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    Thanks for the info guys. I'll let you know how I get on.
     
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    I think you will find that Lidl no longer sell Grape Juice!

    It was sold in Lidl at 99p a litre but since about July 2017 they stopped selling it my local store and also in the other four stores I have visited here in the UK.

    I used to use the grape juice to make Bourru in the summer but now I have to go to Tesco! The "normal price" is £2.49 a litre but at the moment it is on offer at a mere £1.66p.

    Enjoy!
     
  6. Jan 19, 2020 #26

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    Found some grape juice in Asda a couple of days ago reduced to £1 per litre.
     
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    Sainsburys were selling 1l of red grape for £1 . They only had 3 when I was there though. Just used some to prime a wine I've bottled for a touch of sparkle.

    As an aside they had loads of xxl turkeys for £9 in the freezer aisle, and smaller ones for £6. Thats about £1 per kg I think. If you have recovered from xmas it's a good deal :)
     
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    Up hear where i live in darkest Scotland there is NO local Tesco,Asda,Sainsburys,Morrisons,ect.Or any thing else for that matter.
    Just a local Co-op Half the selection but Twice the price.
     
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    Blimey John, you must e out the way. If you can get to Fort William there is now Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi, Marks and small Tesco's. It's still dark though!
     
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    Muir of Ord, But I am moving soon to near Dingwall which has a nice big Tesco.athumb..
    I need to move due to problems with my legs (Have trouble managing stairs nowadays)

    Cant wait to get shifted,Just hope the cat likes his new home.
     
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    I've heard cats take very well to Dingwall. So do homebrewers of course.
     
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    Thats the plan,To get my homebrewing ramped up by quite a few notches.
     
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    The Aberdonians tried their best! I was told many years ago (but can't find it on t'Internet) that the last time there was a full blown riot in Aberdeen was because the Co-op tried to cut the divvy by a farthing! This makes a good read though!

    http://www.mcjazz.f2s.com/Co-op.htm
     
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    Nice one Dutto.
    Actually for about the first 4yrs of my 10yr tenure there wasint even a co-op here in the "Muir".
    I think its a bit obvious i want out.!!!!!
     
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    As well as winemaking my late father was an avid coin collector he had everything from gold coins to farthings.
    As a kid i allways liked the robin on farthings.
    Shame they were abolished as i think they could have a real place in modern Britain.
     
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    The BP lads up in Sullom Voe started an escape committee! The only time I visited my first thought was "I wonder what the suicide rate is in the winter?"; and I reckon many of the people posted up their would look on Muir of Ord as "fun central"!

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attra...-Muir_of_Ord_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html
     
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    In December its pitch dark at 9am and again at 3.30pm
    It takes a bit getting used to.
    Dont know what the suicide rate is,But a couple of years ago the council servicepoint was converted to a funeral parlour.
    I once went to Finland on buisines during December its the same darkness there.

    Of course in the summer the opposite is true.
    But the skys are normally black with rainclouds.
    The wet climate makes it great for wild mushrooms.

    The only tourists we get are ones passing through.
    I was once stopped as the only one out and about on the main street by a couple of cyclists who needed a rest and a coffee,I had to send them to the next town.
    In recent years the community council have improved things so today they could get a coffee in the Muir.
    (A derillict shool house was converted into "the Hub"so now visitors could have coffee.)
     
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    Just realised this thread is about grape juice,Sorry about my domestic rant.
    Ill pipe doon.
     
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    @JCR we get four minutes more daylight today than yesterday! In Bettyhill we are twenty-five miles from Tesco/Lidl/Co-Op - about forty minutes in the car. Amazingly, we get Tesco deliveries from Wick for £2 or less. Once a month my wife drives to Inverness just for the excitement!

    We get fantastic sunrises here. It's grand up here - no pollution, friendly natives and mountains and deer everywhere.
     
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    does any main name main stream supermarket sell grape juice, red or white now, or is it all mixxed berrys and fruits plus grape juice
     

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