What do you do with all these brambles? we asked ourselves. Then it came to me, One Week Wine!
I had seen a 'how to' in CRAFT:03 so we decided to give it a go.
What you need is.................
a container, sieve, yeast, 2 litres of bramble type berries and (though we didn't think so at the time) muslin.
We started by pushing the brambles through the sieve..........
but we soon realised that squeezing them through muslin would get more juice out.
Decant the juice into a screw top container.
Add about a level tea spoon of yeast and leave for 7-10 days.
Do not keep the lid on really tight, this could cause a build up of gas and it will explode! Keep the container slightly unscrewed so as to let some of the gas out. Do not open the container and look in, if you do the air will react with the wine and could cause it to bubble out.
After 7-10 days your wine will be ready to decant........
let it stand untouched for 6 hours so the sediment will settle and then pass through some muslin.
And there you go, one week wine.
It might look quite inviting but it tastes bloody awful!
It might not taste to good but it was fun to make and we are now planning our next adventure in home brewing and eyeing up our neighbours apples!!!