Sparkling Elderberry Wine

Feb 21, 2014 by

Sparkling Elderberry Wine

Thanks to Peter B for this deliciously simple sparkling elderberry and apple wine.

 

Dissolve 200g sugar in 4 deciliters of warm water. Add 1,5L apple juice, 1L elderberry juice and pressed juice from a half lemon.

Funnel into 2 1,5L PET bottles. Allow to reach room temp. Add 1mL yeast to each bottle. Let ferment for 7-9 days at room temp. Fridge for at least 2 days. Drink and enjoy!

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Home Brew Beer Recipe: Bitter

Jan 14, 2014 by

Home Brew Beer Recipe: Daily Drinker/ House Bitter

Thanks to Steven for this lovely home brew beer recipe!

1.5 kg Muntons Hopped Light Liquid Malt Extract warmed and stirred into 4 Liters warm water.

Add 2 liters of cold water and keep stirring. Add some ice cubes until you get close to pitching temperature and add the packet of yeast.

Now pour into (4) 2 Liter bottles with a funnel and screw on the Pat Mack’s Home brewing Caps.

 

Yields: 8 liters= 5.4% ABV; 10 liters= 4.3% ABV: 12 liters= 3.6% ABV

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Spiced Apple Mead Home Brewing Recipe

Jan 14, 2014 by

Shifty’s Spiced Apple Mead Recipe

Thanks to Pete Barker for this great variation on an old classic apple mead recipe!

To make 2 litres

You will need:
1 jar of Honey ( value is fine)
1 litre of Apple juice (again value is OK)
1/2 a cup of dark muscovado sugar
About 6 whole cloves
1 Cinnamon stick
A pinch of Coriander
40-60 Yeast “balls”

1. Dissolve the sugar and honey in half a litre of boiling water.
2. Pour the Apple juice into a clean 2 litre pop bottle.
3. Add the Cloves, Coriander and Cinnamon.
4. Carefully pour in the sugar and honey syrup from step 1.
5. Top up with cold water.
6. Add the yeast.
7. Seal with a Home Brewing Cap
8. Place somewhere warm to ferment for a couple of weeks.
9. Strain into a new bottle – try not to disturb the sediment.
10. Put somewhere cold to clear for a couple of days.
11. Enjoy hot or cold.

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Home Brew Expert Review

Dec 4, 2013 by

Home Brew Expert Review

A big thanks goes out to Craig from CraigsTube the number one home brew expert on YouTube for his positive review of Home Brewing Caps!

We didn’t ask Craig to review the product so it was a nice surprise and we really appreciate what a great effort he’s put in to reviewing the home brewing caps. A lot of people have seen the video since it was made and have purchased a pack afterwards and are now happily brewing the home brewing caps way so thank you Craig for helping to spread the word.

Check out what Craig has to say in the video below.

 

For more great home brewing videos visit Craig’s extensive home brewing YouTube channel by searching YouTube for “CraigsTube“.

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Home Brew Mulled Wine Recipe

Nov 28, 2013 by

A Simple Mulled Wine Recipe

For this Mulled Wine Recipe you can use either a store bought red wine or one of your own home brewed red wines. If opting for your home brewed red wine I recommend using one that has aged for at least 6 months. A younger wine than this will not usually make for a spectacular mulled wine. The aging process will help with the development of the deep intricate flavours that will inevitably become amplified during the mulling of the wine. I’d recommend using a dry cabernet sauvignon, but a merlot can be used if preferred.
Also i recommend you avoid using an aluminium saucepan if possible as this can impart unwanted subtle metallic flavours onto the mulled wine.

Here’s what you will need for your Mulled Wine Recipe:

· 1 bottle of red wine
· ½ pint of water,
· 100 grams of brown sugar (4 oz),
· 1 orange,
· 1 lemon,
· 4 cloves,
· 1 cinnamon stick.

The Mulled Wine Recipe Process:

1) Thinly slice the orange and the lemon and pour the 1/2 pint of water into a pan and add the sugar and the spices.

2) Heat until the mixture is boiling and then remove the pan from the hob.

3) Now stir in the lemon slices.

Let the brew cool off for about ten minutes.

4) Add the wine, and heat up the mixture but this time do not bring to the boil. When your mulled wine is hot enough, take it off the heat again and strain it into a heated bowl.

Serve into mugs (wine glasses are likely to crack – or worse, explode – because of the heat) and add a slice of orange to each portion.

*It’s important to avoid boiling the mixture once the wine has been added. If the mulled wine gets too hot the alcohol will start to evaporate and the flavour profile of the drink will begin to change. You want to keep as much flavour and alcohol in tact as possible so gently heat the mulled wine once you get to step 4).

A More Advanced Mulled Wine Recipe

– 2 Bottles of Red wine (A dark red is best. Such as a Bilberry wine, a Damson, or a black plum or blackcurrant. Country wines with plenty of tannin work well)
– Four small oranges
– 1 Large lemon
– 100 grams of Brown Sugar (4 oz)
– 12 Cloves
– 2 sticks of Cinnamon

Mulled Wine Recipe Advanced Steps

1) Cut 4 small openings into 3 of the small oranges and insert a clove into each opening,
2) Grate the peel from one of the oranges and squeeze the juice into a cup
3) Grate the peel from the lemon and squeeze the juice into the same cup that contains the orange juice.
4) Add the grated orange & lemon peel and the three small oranges to into a pan
5) Add the Cinnamon sticks. (and optionally other spices such as Aniseed & Fennel)
6) Pour the bottles of wine into a pan and warm to about 60C (140F) *Do Not Boil*
7) If possible warm the mugs/glasses that are to be used
8) Add the orange & lemon juice
9) Add sugar or honey to taste, stiring while adding
10) Heat for 10 minutes making sure all the sugar has dissolved. Taste to see if the mulled wine is sweet enough, then serve.

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