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Mixed Apple Wine
Sun 18-Oct-09
9:52 pm
Beckley , East Sussex

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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)

3lb sugar

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.

Sun 18-Oct-09
10:16 pm
Scarborough, England
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What a great idea, dantom, and so simple, i wonder why we never thought of trying apple wine over the years, especially as Fiona has made things like greengage wine, for example.

Welcome, and thank you very much.

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