Raspberry Wine

Ingredients (Makes 4.5 litres/1 gallon): 2kg raspberries 1.5 kg sugar 4.5 litres water 1 teaspoon pectolase (instructions on pectolase container) 1 heaped teaspoon super wine yeast compound Method: Top tip: Make sure any equipment you use is thoroughly sanitised.  Our Brew Safe no rinse steriliser is perfect for the job. Prepare your raspberries by removing…

How to build a kegerator

A kegerator, if you have the space, is a must have for keeping your kegs of beer at the right temperature for drinking and can be done for a reasonable price. I obtained a second hand chest freezer and it’s just big enough to hold 3 cornelius style kegs and the Co2 cylinder. I started…

Strawberry wine recipe

This is a really easy recipe to make and if you have a glut of strawberries making wine  will put them to good use! Ingredients: 2kg strawberries (I used frozen) 1.5 kg sugar 1 teaspoon citric acid ½ teaspoon tannin 1 teaspoon pectolase (instructions on pectolase container) 4.5 litres water 1 teaspoon super wine yeast…

Gooseberry Wine Recipe

Makes 4.5 litres/1 gallon 2.7 kg ripe gooseberries 1.5 kg sugar 4 litres water 1 heaped teaspoon super wine yeast compound 1 level teaspoon pectolase (instructions on pectolase container) 2 crushed campden tablets (one at the start and one at the end) Top tip: Make sure any equipment you use is thoroughly sterilised before use….

Apple Wine

Apple wine recipe  – Makes 1 gallon/4.5 litre This recipe can be multiplied depending on the quantity you would like to make. Top Tip: Taste your brew as you go along to get an idea of how the flavours develop. 5-10 kg mixed apples (Using 5kg with you a less full bodied wine but still…

Making Mead

    Making Mead is exactly the same as any other fruit wine making and the same principles apply as with all brewing. It’s really easy to make and is an absolutely fantastic drink! This post concentrates specifically on Mead as a wine style drink however ale Mead can also be made. The basics you…