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the naked beekeeper,
there are about 20 differant types of specific wine and beer yeasts avalible to buy, if you let me know in a email what type of fruit ,flower, herbs you want to turn to wine i will send an idiot list of instructions for you, dont worry about all the tecno talk here , in 12 months i can produce a good copy of most wines, top class excepted from this we usual make around 20 gallons of rhubarb wine which we make to be a lieb german wine at around 6 % alc but the worste or best depends on your point of view is a wheat wine i produce at around 28% alc and it tastes very similar to jack danials, i have evan made ribena wine at 20 % just to blow some ones head off and it did
 

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Whilst I usually steer clear of home made wine (but good home made beer is great), I was offered some Tomato and Ginger recently. It was surprisingly palatable but I shall stick to standard modern red plonk for a medicinal heart-starter.

(it's the heart-stoppers I have trouble with ;) no names, no pack drill :) )
 

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Tomato is one of the last things I would have thought suitable for wine making. Don't ask me why, just a gut reaction, perhaps something I read many years ago.
Any other thoughts on tomatoes for wine?

You should see the truck loads of them tipped in the streets for fiesta in some parts of Spain.
 

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I had my first taste of home brew beer yesterday, i was doing a job on a roof in the baking heat when the owner asked if id like a drink. Thinking he meant a cup of tea i accepted but was pleasantly surprised to get a pint of homebrew bitter. After five pints it began to grow on me, we sat for ages chatting crap and the job had to be finished today,and i had to get a taxi to work as my van had to stay the night.
Needless to say im off to get a brew kit at the weekend.
 

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tomatoes are part of the holy trinity in wine worlds it was concidered imposible to do but i have a recipe for them and have tried several times but failed to produce something i would drink the other two are lettuce and liquorice roots , basicly wine can be made from them but the question stand why, it tastes like petrol, the better half alison brews beer from kits , basicly a week in a 5 gallon bucket to ferment then into bottles or a barrel leave for another three weeks then drink, lovely stuff the various kits about mean that for an outlay of £30 quid gives you 40 pints and then on its £10 to £20 per kit for another 40 pints , the biggest problem is when i go out to the pub and then i find out how much you have to pay in the real world, we only have a few then go home and get smashed
 

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