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How to use home grown produce to create some wonderful liquors and spirit mixes.
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Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Aug 11.
This is where we will store recipes for specific drinks and general "how to make alcohol" discussions.Continue
Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Cres Aug 22, 2014.
I thought I would have a crack at producing a video instruction guide to making spirits and liquors for anyone who wants to see what's involved. I've recently added a couple of videos on making…Continue
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Thanks Craig. Apparently you can also soak them in steraliser but I'm not so keen on the sound of that. Cryovac seems like the better answer (and I have a machine already!).
Agreed Phil. It's not in my nature to tip it all out.
At my last garden visit, I talked about a Mulberry wine that had become contaminated with wild yeast. I'm now having a go at making my very own red wine vinegar with it. If it works, I just created 8 liters of top shelf vinegar!
I DID IT!!!!!
For nearly two years I have been on a mission to create a great rum without any artificial flavour. I finally did it.
I used a rum yeast with half/half molasses and sugar to ferment. When bottling, I added some oak wood chip for colour and mellowness. It is meant to sit for 6 to 8 weeks, but I tried it tonight after 3. I love it, so I fed some to my latest student guest. He also loved it.
I feel like a crazy alchemist who just turned water into wine.
Thats so cool Andy, I've tried a Davidson's Plum red wine before http://www.murderingpointwinery.com.au/red-emperor-46.html
It tasted like a red wine from grapes ... no real difference (to me), I was impressed and disappointed at the same time, as I'm not a big red fan.
... I am however a liqueur fan ; )
I'll fill the container completely with the base Rob. I'm just short at the moment. I have lots of colour, but little taste. You can't rush these things mate. Having said that, you're on the money. You need to keep tasting. When it's right, move on to the next batch. If it has a strong plum taste within a couple of weeks, I know I can do another batch. If it takes a month or so, then I can't. Most fruits peter out taste wise after a month.
How's it taste Andy? ... strong enough? ... is it possible that you may be able to extract multiple times like Lissa's cordial, or would you go for more volume being for a different purpose ... this is assuming it is strong enough.
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