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Irene I live on The Isle Of Man honest google it · female · 54 years old · registered since 2009 · last online - today

This is going to be fun....

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People have been saying to me for a while i should try brewing my own wine... on account that i er like it so much :rolleyes: sooo me and my sis were at a Car Boot (garage sale) last week and spotted a Home Brewing Wine kit.. well she did, i spotted a gorgeous silver bracelet, anyway twice round all the stalls, few more xmas presents bought, i love car boot sales this time of year, people are getting rid of the crap presents they got bought last year and you do get some real bargains specially if your prepared to knock people down on price.... which i do do :lach: anywhoooo we ends up back at the wine making kit stall (and the silver bracelet) we walks away with the kit ( which she paid full price for, she has nt quite got the hang of haggling :facepalm:) and i walks away with the bracelet..... half the price :banana:
One week later were round my house, few glasses of wine and we decides to start on this kit, first shock on opening the box there was 2 buckets in it

Me...how much fk wine we going to be making
Her.. No idiot ,its to keep moving the wine from one bucket to the other.................. she did try to explain but i d gone for more wine by then.... ready bottled stuff.
Me... i ve got a mop bucket, that would ve worked
Her.. :wallbash:
we boiled the kettle, sent the youngest down the shop for sugar cos we did nt have enough poured boiling hot water into one bucket and added the sugar she s reading out the instructions and i m doing the bidding, now you can see this is nt going to bode well, i m no good at being told what to do..... she gave me one sachet to open and pour in

Me... prob here
Her.. what
Me ... its coming out red, i don't like red wine
Her.. Me neither, if it does nt work out well we ll give them as xmas presents
Me... sorted
a couple more sachets goes in last one was yeast.... that was fun, it kinda frothed a little, right she says we put the lid on loosely and put it somewhere warm for 6 days, i put it in my sitting room, its warm there and if it was going to froth up anymore i wanted to keep an eye on it.
Gets up sunday morning goes into the sitting room and checks on our bucket of wine... how refined is that :lol: well the yeast had frothed up a lot more and to be honest it looked gross i gets on the phone

Me... this wine does nt look to good
Her..whats up with it ?
Me... its frothed up to twice its size and looks like some kind of swamp monster
Her.. that's prob what its supposed to look like........( ok for her, its not in her sitting room :augenzucken: )
Me...Am i supposed to stir it or not ??
Her.. no, just leave it alone
Me... thank god for that, i did nt want to wake the beast .....
anyway here we are 6 days later, she s coming round tonight to do what ever we have to do with the stuff
OMFG i ve just read the instructions ( first time for everything i guess :uglybook: ) we ve to tip it from one bucket to the other SIX times, i m going ask cant we just pour it in the mop bucket and swirl it around..... weve even got a hydrometer :gruebel: ... not sure what were meant to do with that, i screwed the instructions up and threw them :rtfm:
to be honest this seems to much like hard work and i m guessing the end product has never seen a grape in its life, unless it was driven past a vineyard on its way to which ever shop to be sold as a wine making kit !!.. but i must say its been an interesting learning curve and i for one am so gratefull to the people that send my wine to the shop ready bottled..... which going by the price i pay has prob never seen a grape either :irre:

December 9th, 2016 17:15
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LMAO, I hope it doesn't go bang in the night!

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lol my sis had that when she brewed home made wine Convivitor, think it was Rhubarb or something lol plus she used corks....her and hubby woke up to pop pop popping noises lol we bottle this wine and were using screwtops.... :rofl:

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Don't forget dandelion wine

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I will stick to Old Jamaica Ginger Beer :prost:

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lets see how the chemical stuff turns out before i have to go grubbing for plants and stuff Whtsxrl24 lol ....

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Where s your spirit of adventure ?

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the golfer will send you some canuck wine koolers and no swamp monsters in those things. :prost:

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If you get good at it , Apple wine chilled is great in summer , hard cider at xmas , all kinds of possibilities

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lmaooooo lol
This article should be published for peeps who want to brew but don't know what's in store for them. I was gonna suggest you to beware of exploding wine bomb bottles but I see you decided to leave the dangerous job to professionals
good for you and I luvd the story ....you need to sell your stories and forget about making wine :lach:

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Wine capping advice from someone who cut a finger opening their first screw top bottle amuses me , ty

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You can use the coracle to press the grapes! It will have to be barnacle free.

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lmao Russ

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I luv apple wine
it makes a good healthy breakfast
I skip lunch and then Red for dinner
Isn't a coracle what moses was found floating in?

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Early colonials here made a lot of cherry wine

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just hope ur house dont blow up , lmao
:shrug: :lol:

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I don't know how anyone can drink sodas when wine is so yummy
Cherry is delish and Raspberry
Oh looky it's wine 0 clock.

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The shrapnel from wine bottles can be serious

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I think you need to tell the tale now .

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Personally I like soda, not all the time. However I do like wine too. For you ffunnysweetsinLush, count your blessings the swamp monster didn't come out of the bucket..lol. You better off buying the wine, then mak8ng it, just my opinion.

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Bestie an idea for your wine pop to your shop buy 2 bottles of wine ( 1 would do a normal person ) take them home stand by your sink and as you tip your home made stuff down the sink drink ya bottled stuff is such less hassle to just buy bottled stuff however if you want to carry on I hope it turns out drinkable xx

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lol the barnacles on my bottom will make squishing the grapes easier Convivitor
i like the idea of apple wine for breakfast djin, i ll send you a bottle of this red for your dinner if it turns out ok... if not i m sending you a bottle of paint stripper :lach:
i was just glad when the swamp monster melted SweetCrystal, it was scary :langhaar: < it was more red than green though lol
and normal person Gooner???? pffffft lol i don't need to go out and buy more wine.... my fridge was already stocked..... just incase lol

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Holy geesh.....you could have saved a bunch.....just ask me....prison wine, if you do it right works wonders....two pounds of grapes, half a loaf of bread and two pounds of sugar....put it all in a bucket, wait ten days and then strain it through a sock..... keeping it cold in the commode is optional, of course.....

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well got the wine bottled... looks clear enough, tastes like shit though... bit like most red wine :lach: 4 for xmas pressies sorted though :ok:

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Next time wash your feet before the grape stomping

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well we got the wine bottled and tasted, there is actually film of me on FB admitting to swallowing and not spitting.....

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Ohhhhhhhhh baby 😎

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