youngs blackvherry kit

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Well i ended up going to wilko's, and although i bought more strawberry wine kits! (am running out of the wine fast....lovely), i also bought a blackcherry kit, smelt great when i opened the tin.
Fermenting now in its fourth day, bubbling like crazy...didn't do a hydrometer test initially, i never really use them!! :D
I tend to let the wine run it's course...will advise as to how final taste is on this wine, its a deep red at the moment!!
 

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Sounds good F. if the quality of the fruit used in the kit is any good then it should make a nice wine. If you've had success with other youngs fruit wine kits then it bodes well.

As for using a hydrometer, i only just started using one myself recently. I had always got good results from following recipes and didn't need one. i've started being a bit more experimental now, and also keeping proper notes, so i have a use for it. For example If i used one when i made the half gallon of blackberry & orange wine then it would have ended up being normal strength rather than a bit weak.
 

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Have put the clearing agent in the wine..smells good...looking forward to tasting this one...will probably taste on friday and post whether or not its as good as the strawberry i did!! :thumb:
 

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bottled today, a pleasant 12%, beautiful clear rose colour, and a nice warmth as it goes down....bloody lovely to be honest, think its best served at room temp as the strawberry wine was!!
Highly recommended
 

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nice one Falafael

good to know about this one if i miss the blackberries this year. blackberry is a very nice wine and one i'll be looking to make every year i reckon.
 

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yes percival, its a good one, i'm going to be making all of the wines in the youngs range now, but obviously i will be making wine from 'proper' ingredients!!! once summer is here of course!!
Am starting to make sure i have all the right tools and ingredients ready...need my collection of wine to grow so i dont keep drinking it and not giving it chance to age! :D

Got a 25kg sack of farmer in street other day for a £5, so looking at potato wine...need a muslim bag though at moment!!.....
 

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LMAO
Not till you posted did i realize what it looke like!, funny it was, good job i'm not a politcally correct person, made me laugh!!
 
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