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Uses for the fruit after making liqueurs etc
Sat 19-Nov-11
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Have made 3 loads this year as was experimenting.  Made a mixed berry gin,  raspberry and blueberries in white rum (kind of a batchelers jam thing) and a mad idea of vodka apple pie (vodka, apples, cinammin stick, vanilla pod and brown sugar). Tried them last night for a taste test (been sitting there for a while) and golly they are nice!!  medicine

Thinking of using the left over fruit to make boozy jam/ sauce after decanting the booze for xmas pressies, think that may work?

Sat 19-Nov-11
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sounds good to me! Can I be on your pressie list please? lol

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Sat 19-Nov-11
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I've used it for such, depending on the fruit (such as sloes) it may be a jelly rather than a jam, but does make a good preseve

Sun 20-Nov-11
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I made plum jam in spring with the plums out of last year's vodka.  Made a soft set jam as the fruit was already very soft to start with when taken out of the vodka, and different taste to my ordinary plum jam.  But very nice.

The blackberries that came out of the gin we used as topping for ice cream a couple of times......tasted good but blew our heads off! eeek

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I think I would cover it in chocolate, homemade liquer (is that how you spell it, it doesn't look right?) chocolates

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It takes another u but we know what you mean anyway. wink

I'll try that again!

Mon 21-Nov-11
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ohhh! thank you everyone!  wave

May try a boozy jam and attempt some chocolate covering but I have a horrible feeling I may just end up covered in melty chocolate and a bit tiddly after "taste testing" them  i_am_hungry nom nom nom smile

Tue 22-Nov-11
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so what is wrong with that?big_laughbig_laughbig_laughsloe_gin

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Ruthdigs said:

Ooh that sounds good.  If you don't make your own cider could you use bought?  If so any recommendations as to type / brand?  Having picked just under 3.5 kgs sloes at the weekend I could spare a few to try this!  chef

Opps missed this request. Bit late I know but  I use either my own dry ciders (use a air lock if still fermenting) bought cider kingstone Press 660ml bottles one pound in some off licenses or 1.35p in supermarkets.  JB

Tue 24-Jan-12
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http://www.brewingathome.co.uk/bottling.htm

just spotted this company massively cheaper if you want the 500ml swing top bottles but not flask like. Note the postage seems to be about 5.50 no matter how many you buy.  JB

Tue 24-Jan-12
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That is a useful site- I would recommend the two lever capper at £11.75 for putting crown caps on to bottles- I have put on 1000's of caps (no exaggeration) using that style of capper. Very quick and easy to use.

 

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Bought a 2 hander from I think Wilkinsons but it did not last long it even started breaking the bottles. It may have been inferior to the one you had. I bought one similar to the 27.50 one. The 2 hander is quicker as you don't have to adjust height but I only use 2 sizes of bottle now so not bothered.   JB  http://www.brewingathome.co.uk/bottling.htm

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We had two types of crown capper- one was black like the illustration and one was red, which was definitly inferior and broke very quickly.

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Sat 28-Jan-12
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Those swing top beer bottles on that site are a jolly good bargain. Certainly cheaper than the Lakeland ones I bought to bottle up my liqueurs for Christmas presents. Have bookmarked, ta.

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All the fruit that came out of alchohol went into jars and was covered with a sugar syrup. With the sugar and the alchohol it has kept very well.

The fruit is being eaten in all kinds of desserts but I'm too mean to discard all that lovely flavoured syrup. So now I'm making it into fruit jelly, the wobbly sort.

 

I'm also wondering about the solid sweet type of jelly (wine gums?) and turkish delight type of sweets. More googling required - or does anyone know about these things?

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