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Rhubarb Wine?

Postby daxtell71 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:54 pm

Does anyone have a succesfull recipe for this I have a lot of Rhubarb and want to do something more creative with it than my normal stewed or Nans crumble recipe.

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Re: Rhubarb Wine?

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:36 pm

My Dad used to make this one and I have made gallons of it, to be honest the early rhubarb that's pink and sweeter makes a better blush wine, the later stuff we used to make alcho pops with(this was in the 1960's I wish we had thought to take out a patent lol).
Dry sugar method.
3lb of rhubarb
bag of sugar
yeast
yeast nutrient
bucket
funnel
sieve
demi john/air lock
I have made so much of this I remember the recipe by heart..................
chop rhubarb into one inch chunks(this is a 1960's pre decimal edition)
put in bucket, cover with sugar and cover with a tea towel.
leave for three days, stirring a couple of times a day, if you want to make alcho pop, ad d half a pound of blackcurrants or Raspberries.
strain rhubarb through sieve with funnel into demi john, add some water(a pint or two) to the pulp stir and strain again into demi john to get the sugar that's left into the demi john.
Add yeast and nutrient and top up demi john until you have a gallon.
Add an air lock and ferment out in a warm place.
Once fermentation finishes and wine is clear(usually around 4-6 weeks) syphon off into clean bottles and drink after a further 4 weeks, this wine does not keep, it needs to be drunk before Christmas.
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Re: Rhubarb Wine?

Postby daxtell71 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm

Wonderful thanks we shall definately be trying this recipe. Just need to get the Sugar and the Yeast and we are all set. :-)

Best wishes or should I say Cheers

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Re: Rhubarb Wine?

Postby retropants » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:18 pm

That sounds good, I've made all sorts of wine, mainly using the very old marguerite pattern book.
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Re: Rhubarb Wine?

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:00 pm

It wasn't my Dads recipe, not sure where he got it from, CJ Berry wine books are good basic books to use, I made loads of them years back, got a bit lazy now and haven't made any wine for a couple of years.
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Re: Rhubarb Wine?

Postby Stephen » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:36 pm

The alternative is cordial.
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