Finally, plum wine is under way. I have pectolased the must, added 3 lbs sugar and strained out the lumps. It is now fermenting very nicely. Took a while to find a Bordeaux yeast (eBay – should have started there) but when I did I found a sherry yeast too. Second batch will be plum sherry.
There are fermenting bins on eBay to make 30 bottles of wine at a time. Next year will be a slim plum year because I had a glut this year and two years ago, but nothing last year. I expect a poor yield next year which has the advantage that I can cut back the tree this year (it’s getting out of hand) and prepare for the year after next.
The raspberry patch is looking lively though…
There is a mass of foam on top of the fermentation. I could have visited the lab and picked up some antifoam but I’m not sure I want that stuff in my booze. It’s probably not a good idea,
The mood is on me now. Tobacco wine, espresso wine, spaghetti wine, anything wine is on the cards.
Local Hippie Shop also have beer kits. Better yet, they have bags of hops and malted barley.
It has been a very long time since I made nettle beer. Maybe next spring…