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sloe gin help!!!
Sun 10-May-15
10:35 am
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Diana

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can anyone please help!

 

I made a vast quantity of sloe gin two years ago.   I froze the sloes in the freezer and then pricked them with a needle etc.   I used the cottage smallholder recipe

 

But this batch is REALLY tart and REALLY cloudy.   I have filtered it through melita coffee filters to no avail.

I really do not want to throw it away, but even leaving it so long, it is pretty much undrinkable.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Sun 10-May-15
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Try putting some more sugar in!

I'll try that again!

Sun 10-May-15
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Definitly add sugar to taste , and consider using a wine filter device where you filter through a bed of China clay. Or try adding wine findings to clear the drink. Then filter it.

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Sun 10-May-15
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I'd say the same as TA, add more sugar to taste. I make it most years and have never had this problem, sorry, I do the same as you and freeze the sloes first, but then don't bother with the pricking as freezing softens them enough that the skins aren't a problem.

i then make sloe gin jelly with the sloes and cooking apples when I strain it..lovely stuff

Sun 10-May-15
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thank you for all the suggestions - but what are wine filings?  and where do I get some?   

Sun 10-May-15
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Brewing shop?

I'll try that again!

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