A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
A Homemade Life
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 112 on 8th October 2020, 7:09 am
Latest topics
» Tomato Relish
by freebird 21st October 2020, 9:57 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by freebird 20th October 2020, 9:05 am

» Ross Cobbs
by FloBear 19th October 2020, 7:19 pm

» What arts and craft things have you been making lately?
by Dandelion 7th October 2020, 9:50 pm

» The October garden
by Dandelion 3rd October 2020, 10:16 pm

» Red Mite
by Dandelion 19th September 2020, 10:33 pm

» The September Garden
by Dandelion 14th September 2020, 9:59 pm

» Bit of a wobble
by Dandelion 17th August 2020, 9:48 pm

» Ex-commercial hens
by Dandelion 17th August 2020, 9:45 pm

» Welcome guest
by FloBear 12th August 2020, 9:44 pm

» Pesky blackbirds
by Chilli-head 10th August 2020, 11:16 pm

» Cambridge replacement folk service
by Chilli-head 4th August 2020, 1:09 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by freebird 20th July 2020, 8:14 pm

» July - welcome to the Autumn garden !
by Dandelion 16th July 2020, 6:35 pm

» What can I do with ...?
by Dandelion 5th July 2020, 10:42 pm

» New Kiva loan
by Dandelion 3rd July 2020, 12:37 pm

» Allotment
by freebird 2nd July 2020, 8:43 pm

» New arrivals
by FloBear 29th June 2020, 7:38 pm

» Likes/dislikes
by Chilli-head 24th June 2020, 11:18 am

» The June garden
by Chilli-head 23rd June 2020, 10:50 am

Statistics
We have 250 registered users
The newest registered user is Jeleleli

Our users have posted a total of 46985 messages in 2382 subjects
Donate to our chosen Charity
Hedgerow Port Kiva10
Homemade Life forum supports Kiva micro-loans: supporting people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. You can donate here
Pages we like:

Hedgerow Port Hca_button

HML on FaceBook

Hedgerow Port

Go down

default Hedgerow Port

Post by Brenna on 20th October 2012, 12:30 pm

Hi

Finally managed to sit down with a computer and that recipe

1kg Elderberries
250g Blackcurrants
525g Brambles (Blackberries for you weird southerners Razz )
525g Raisins
1.2kg sugar
1tsp tartaric acid
1tsp pectolase
1/2 tsp yeast nutrient
Port yeast

Make sure to remove every last piece of stalk from the berries as they can impart a bitter flavour. Rinse the berries in cold water and place in a large food grade plastic container. Pour over boiling water and leave to steep for 24 hours. Press the mixture through a muslin cloth. Put in a preserving pan and add the sugar, simmer gently for an hour, skimming if necessary. Allow to cool to luke wam then add the yeast, nutrient, tartaric acid and pectolase. Transfer to a fermentation jar, top up, fit an airlock and leave to stand in a dark place for 2 weeks. Syphon off into a clean vessel, then bottle when fermentation has finished.

Leave to mature until Christmas (I think mine may be for next christmas due to the scottish berry season being so late).
Brenna
Brenna

Posts : 21
Join date : 2012-10-03

Back to top Go down

default Re: Hedgerow Port

Post by Chilli-head on 20th October 2012, 10:20 pm

Thanks for that, sounds good. I found that elderberries to my taste made one of the most satisfactory "country wines". I see you don't ferment it on the pulp; my blackberry attempts where I did wound up being rather tannic, so perhaps this method is better.

Will have to dust off my demijons sometime ...

Chilli-head
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 3051
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Hedgerow Port

Post by Brenna on 21st October 2012, 11:50 am

This is my first year making wines, so I can't comment too much yet. I am using recipes out of one book and none of them seem to ferment on the pulp. It does say that you have to be really careful not to leave stalk in for the berry wines as that can result in quite a bitter taste, maybe thay was it as that would intensified by fermenting on the pulp.
Brenna
Brenna

Posts : 21
Join date : 2012-10-03

Back to top Go down

default Re: Hedgerow Port

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum