Beer, wine and cider and perry can all be brewed at home. This can turn from a hobby to a passion and many people create amazing brews in their own kitchens, garages and sheds.
Crab apple trees are generally grown for their ornamental benefits. Big beautiful blossoms in spring and tiny apples from late summer onward. Most people take a bite from a crab apple once in their life and promptly consign the fruit to a category marked ‘inedible’. This is a shame, because
There is something very special about making a great bottle of booze from weeds. Whether it is Dandelion Wine, Nettle Beer or Elderflower Fizz the sense of satisfaction is almost as good as the wobbly feeling you get when you reach the end of the bottle and realise you have quietly
Nettles are nasty stinging weeds and we all hate them. Except that they are also a fantastic for turning into nettle beer which gets you trousered is easy to make and tastes utterly delicious. For these reasons I have to say that I think nettles are wonderful plants that should
It takes just days to make, tastes wonderful and can run from very mildly alcoholic to fully fledged party drink. Here’s how to make a gallon (8 pints) of your own elderflower fizz. Equipment Firstly you will need some simple equipment: A bucket or large food grade container that will
Our morello cherry bush produces many hundreds of cherries each year. By turning them into cherry brandy we are able to make Christmas gifts that taste delicious and are highly valued by our friends. Cherry Brandy Ingredients Aside from the cherries themselves, the only other ingredients are Vodka, water and
300 years ago, if you asked about the ‘proper’ way to make cider, you would have been astounded to discover that the ‘proper’ technique was probably the easiest method there is. You just take a pile of apples (any old apples will do) and mush them to a pulp. Next