Making wine and beer

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  1. Deano1602

    Deano1602 New Member

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    Does anyone else here make homemade wine as well as brew beer besides me? I have apple and pear trees in my yard and i make wine from all sorts of different fruit.also. just wondering.
     
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    Just kegged 5 gallons of apple cider here. Cheers
     
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    I make cider as well, but I buy juice instead of pressing my own.
     
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    We do wines as well, but largely European-style wines from kits. Once in a while, usually about once a year, we get some juice and make an Albarino. Fruit wines.... Not so much. I want to do some cider from our crab apple tree but am too lazy to tend the fruit.
     
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    I was a winemaker many years before I started brewing.

    Right now I have quite a bit of wine in carboys from this fall: beta- type concord-cross grapes, blackberry, Bob's 5 berry blend (from berries from our yard, a blend of black currants, elderberries, chokecherries, black chokeberries, and blackberries), apple wine, crabapple wine, and a few others I can't recall at this moment.

    I've been making wine for about 30 years now.
     
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    My wife does wine and is the one that got me into beer brewing.
     
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    My Dad made wine, thank you Jimmy Carter, and I have a few pieces of his hardware that I have repurposed for beer and I too dipped my toe into the grapes last year and again yesterday, thank you Yopper! Both times I have done the Welch's concentrate and it really does get better in the bottle. I went with a mix of the red and white frozen concentrate last time and brewed a punch purple concoction that I really liked. The wife is a sweet whites lover so I need to go in that direction next time...maybe we can compromise on a fruity Rose....anybody got a recipe for my tightwad taste?
     
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    30 years, Yooper, I saw a picture of you recently, you must have started making wine in grade school!:D
     
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    Awww, you are so nice! Was the picture with one of my grandkids? :)
     
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    In addition to beer and wine, I also make sauerkraut, fermented peppers and other fermented vegetables, Kombucha, vinegar and Mead to name a few.
    I've also made cheese and butter.
    ETC! haha
    Kind of a rabbit hole.
    Cheers,
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