We are lucky enough to live opposite a completely unloved fruit orchard so I am able to find loads of free apples at this time of year.(also plum,sloe, greengage and damson grow wildly there too)
Here then is my recipie for a good apple wine.
6lb of a mixed variety of apples (red skins impart a nice colour)
The juice of 2 lemons (two tablespoons of a squeezy variety is good too)
8 pints of boiling water
1 teaspoon of wine yeast.
Chop apples roughly and put in a plastic fermentation bin,
Add boiling water and lemon juice,stir in sugar until it has dissolved,Allow this to cool to a warm temperature and then add the yeast .
Cover with the lid and leave for 4 days stirring daily, you will notice by now it will be fizzing nicely, strain into a sterilized demijohn And seal with an airlock leave to ferment somewhere warm for about three months.
When it has finished fermenting and the airlock is no longer bubbling siphon into a clean demijohn and allow to clear. When clear you should be able to siphon of six wine bottles of a very palatable wine allow to stand for about another 3 months when you should be able to drink it.
(make sure to sterilize all of your equipment first) Good luck and cheers.
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