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Title: Homebrew
Post by: bones615 on July 24, 2009, 05:13:23 PM
I work for a company that produce homebrew kits & they have just started making wine kits, they gave us all a free one. Just made 30 bottles of wine, brewed in a large bin with an airlock then straight into bottles, no messing with demijohns. I was not expecting it to be as good as it is, tastes great, fairly potent & all it cost was a couple of bags of sugar & some corks, less than a tenner. My youngest tried it and said "uuurgh tastes like wine" which seemed like a compliment.
 I used to brew beer as well which was great value (got the kits from work) but all too easy to to become an alcoholic, I had 3 x 40 pint barrels on the go and regularly found an excuse to pop out to the garage where it was stored.
Title: Re: Homebrew
Post by: stevebedder on July 24, 2009, 05:52:59 PM
That sounds great!

There was an article on a TV program recently about home brew and how it's having a bit of a resurgence at the moment. Seems quite a number of people are brewing their own rather than going down the pub or buying from the supermarket\off-license.

It seems a whole lot better than what it used to be, the quality is supposed to be far better.

Title: Re: Homebrew
Post by: bones615 on July 24, 2009, 06:09:09 PM
The quality is great but the set up costs probably put a lot of people off, but once youve got the gear its great value.
Title: Re: Homebrew
Post by: spinner on July 25, 2009, 01:20:17 AM
My dad brewed beer in the basement. The house always smelled like yeast and the beer tasted like crap, put me off homebrewing.
That was then, now I have a couple of buddies who do they're own wine and it's excellent.
Title: Re: Homebrew
Post by: Oldboy on July 25, 2009, 07:25:13 PM
My brother used to brew his own wine until it blew up one day!  :P