pureoblivion (jesslea) wrote in homebrewing,
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Old recipe - apple wine...

While looking through an old cookbook (1889 New Dixie Cookbook) last week, I stumbled across a recipe for apple wine. It was a hand-written recipe, written by my great great grandmother and it was given to her by one of the respected men of the community...I think the pastor, but don't quote me on it! I couldn't believe the recipe - it's a very simple one, and will appeal to all of you 'wild yeast' junkies. Here's the recipe...if anyone has ever done anything like it, let me know how it turned out!

Apple wine - Pour cider from dry sound apples, as it falls from the press. 15 gallons into a barrel with 60lbs brown sugar and let dissolve then fill barrel to within two gallons of being full with clean cider. Sit in cool place for 1 year. It needs no racking.


There's also a recipe for making 'yeast, without yeast' - actually producing your own yeasts for bread without a starter yeast. I'm going to try this one myself, and if I manage it I'll pass it along. If it works, it sort of fills the gap in some questions I've had about ancient brewing and where they came up with starter yeasts for ales, etc.
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    As Promised here Here are some pics of my hops - looks like I have about another week of ripening to go.

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    My Dad is telling me that I have a bumper hop harvest on his allotment this year - I haven't been down to look at it yet. the thing is, I am moving…

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