ok so time for a brew update.
1. cider batch 2 high alcohol batch came out at 9.5% and was bottled this weekend as below.
we also bottled some of the batch 1 and batch 2 into wine bottles for aging. when our new corker arrives we will be swapping out the plastic bungs for corks.
2. ribena wine in very active now and bubbling away.
3. cherry vimto wine.
this was still not playing ball so i filtered the mixture and boiled it down as below
i then made a base of sugar, water, yeast nutrient and yeast and started this brewing.
i then added the vimto back to this mixture and away it went!!!. now more vigourous than the ribena.
4. high alcohol base – i added some nutrient to this and put in in the airing cuboard over night and it is now bubbling away.
5. black cherry wine – unstoppable !!!! going really well
6. new brew
after bottling my other cider i decided to put the next 25l batch on the go.
this is an elderflower cider kit purchaed from Hops and vines in witney.
just add water and sugar, the concentrate and yeast and away it went. looking forwards to this one. when fermentation is over, flavouring is added and then racking and bottling. should take 2-3 weeks so watch this space.
and here they are all together (minus the cherry vimto which is elsewhere).
we also started cleaning the many bottles we have !!!