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    robbra is offline Sprouter
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    Default Orange wine and blackberry gin on the go

    I've just started a gallon of orange wine, unfortunately I didn't grow the oranges although I have got a few orange and lemon plants growing from seed.
    I also started a blackberry gin which should be ok for christmas.
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    sounds different ,can you post the recipies pls
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    Yep I filtered my blackberry gin yesterday and it already smells amazing and is a gorgeous colour. If I can keep the young Muck Lovers off it we will have it at Christmas.
    Today I picked a few rhubarb sticks for rhubarb vodka. Might throw a couple of strawberries in for colour.
    I’m thinking of keeping them under my bed to protect from predators.
    ( that’s my excuse for having liquor under my bed and I’m sticking with it)

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    are you talking about infusion here ML ?
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    Yes. With sugar.

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    ok cool ,ive not had any luck with that ,pls let us know how it turns out ,cheers
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    Hi tbl,
    Both dead easy.
    The gin, I like mine sharp not syrupy...Cheapest gin, 8oz black berries, 3 oz sugar in a Kilner jar left for a week then I squash the berries and leave at least 3 months, strain and get sozzled. This also works for sloes, I cut mine around the middle at first then squash. I like it better than blackberry, a sort of sharp plum taste.
    Orange wine.
    8 oranges, 2 lemons
    Zest both, discard peel and squash fruit, I use a potato masher in a wine bucket with lid
    Pour on 6 pints boiling water and leave covered for 5 days stirring at least once a day
    Stain off and heat slowly and add 2-4lb of sugar depending if you want a dryish or desert type. I do 2lb so it's quite light but has a kick.
    When it's cooled to around 70f add wine yeast and nutrient somewhere warm and after a week or so it should have calmed down enough to put into a demijohn with airlock. Top up to a gallon.
    When it has stopped fermenting bottle and leave for 3 months although it is nice after 6 weeks.
    Best place for wine stuff is Wilkos.
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    Rhubarb schnapps!...mmm!...brings back some very happy memories!

    I like the idea of blackberry vodka. Never tried that -must go and have a bit of a wander along the hedgerows and get a batch going.
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