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    burnie is online now Veggie gardener
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    Default Quick nice wine

    My Dad used to make this in the sixties "when I were a lad"(I don't think it was his recipe though.)

    3lb. Rhubarb chopped rough in a sterilised tub,cover with a bag of sugar and cover,leave for three days,stir occasionaly.
    Seive through a plastic seive into a demi-john,rinse pulp with water to make up demi john contents to a gallon. Add yeast and yeast nutrient and ferment till clear.Syphon off the lees and drink,this "dry sugar " recipe does not keep, and if you use the early seasons fruit it makes a lovely rose.
    Substitute half the Rhubarb for any soft fruit , blackberries,blackcurrents etc. to make your own alcho pops.

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    god i wish i had seen this in august!!

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    Oh no, too many ideas and only one Earthbabe. Best not mention this to Mr E as he's taken to giving me very dubious looks when I mention brewing and keeps asking where everything will go.
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    If at first you don't succeed, open a bottle of wine.

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    Hi Burnie,
    I did a similar dry sugar recipe with half rhhubarb and half raspberries this year and it was delicious, probably the best wine I've made so far! I didn't realise it doesn't keep very well though, I'd better drink it up
    Thanks for the advice !

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    I'm a bit confused by your post Burnie, what's this about keeping wine? Never a problem in our house.........................

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    Rhubarb also makes a nice champagne type wine if you use the proper yeast,although if you add raisins to the bottles of almost any wine after it's completed,you can get a second fermentation that ends up sparkling.

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    Hi Burnie, just wondering, why will this wine not keep. It sounds yummy.

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    Wine not keeping in our house is no problem either; getting it chilled is the hard part; well, her birth sign is PISCES

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