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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 15 9:09 pm    Post subject: Manky fruit wine?  Reply with quote    

The plum tree here has put out a lot of fruit again, but for one reason or another, a lot of it is not best appetising and I am wondering if it would still be usable to make wine... after all, if there is a tradition to throw a rat in the cider vat, what harm can a few worms do...

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 15 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could try Chez's scary mould recipe You've nothing to lose.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 15 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
You could try Chez's scary mould recipe You've nothing to lose.

Only my mind and my marbles...

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 15 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cut off any nasty bits

ferment on the pulp ,use a started starter,mash,when it stops vigorous bubbling sieve ,adjust liquid and sugar content,ferment as usual.

if it is really manky ,trim,wash, camden tablet per gallon for 12 hrs,air for 12hrs,use a started starter, then as above

jettejette



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 15 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

At least you've got fruit.
We've just harvested our damsons - all three of them!
Not quite enough to make wine, manky or otherwise. 😞

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 15 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bloody wasps have had all our fruit this year.

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 15 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think the weather put paid to our local plum/sloe crops at flowering time

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 15 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a saying in brewing / winemaking circles "Crap in - Crap out" !

Chuck it and use the time and resources to do something with decent ingredients - there's no shortage of raw materials at this time of year.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 15 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Falstaff wrote:
We have a saying in brewing / winemaking circles "Crap in - Crap out" !


A fair enough point, except that I don't believe they are crap: they are very fine and tasty plums, except that they have gone gooey, or they're full of wasps, or whatever: these make them unappitising, but they seem to me to be things that would probably come out in the wash, so to speak during the wine-making: does a drowned wasp or few really affect the flavour?
It might do, but I am not persuaded simply on the strength of a saying.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 15 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

iirc most will scamper off during the prep stages.

MornieG



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 15 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a few donated plums brewing in Rum and Whisky, smells delicious.

Going to see how the blackberries are doing tomorrow, they looked ripe a couple of weeks ago but we very tart. Will have a wander around the orchard too as the apples are ready, to see how the pears, plums, medlars, sloes and quinces are doing.

Mo.XX

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 15 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jettejette wrote:
At least you've got fruit.
We've just harvested our damsons - all three of them!
Not quite enough to make wine, manky or otherwise. 😞


I was wondering if it was a poor damson crop this year. I can't find any. I've never bothered before, but tasted damson rum recently, and it was lovey. Typical!

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 15 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i saw some ancient damsons on sunday ,in york,well fruited,a bit split but ripe and not too many wasps (moider ,with the foamy spray,at the picnic ) quite nice if you like your fruit half "stone"half fruit.nice in liqueurs and jam.

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