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    Question winemaking


    Out of curiosity does anyone on the forum also make wine?
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    I've got a grape vine that I'm going to harvest in Feb and see if I can whip up a wine. I've been watering it almost exclusively with recycled beer and spent grains and last year's grapes were amazing.
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    I made wine from mine last Feb, wine was pretty good. This year the heat killed my main vine, had to plant again
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    Would love to try it some day.
    Most of the Canadian beer brewers also make wine & apparently it's easier than beer, especially using the kits.
    They also rave about how cheap it is, but I don't really find the kits here in SA something to be called cheap
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    Dave at national food products is looking at importing reasonably priced kits next year. So might be worth it. Would love to try a kit, but brewcraft is the only place that stocks 30 bottle kits and they work out about the same as cheap wine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieBaas View Post
    I've got a grape vine that I'm going to harvest in Feb and see if I can whip up a wine. I've been watering it almost exclusively with recycled beer and spent grains and last year's grapes were amazing.
    Recycled beer ?
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    There is a company somewhere in stellenbosch that supplies grape juice from local vineyards to home wine makers
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    Quote Originally Posted by defender110 View Post
    Recycled beer ?
    I drink lots of homebrew then I'm too lazy too walk to the toilet so I vacate my bladder on the vine. Best grapes I've had.
    Primary: APA
    Bottled: Quad, tripel, K@K red ale
    Keg 1: Weiss. 2: Weiss. Keg 3: Air. Keg 4: Air
    Next up: world domination

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    Quote Originally Posted by defender110 View Post
    There is a company somewhere in stellenbosch that supplies grape juice from local vineyards to home wine makers

    Do you have a name for them? The only place I've found sells enough to make 60 bottles for R4000 without transport...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
    Do you have a name for them? The only place I've found sells enough to make 60 bottles for R4000 without transport...

    Distillique has some DIY kits that is not nearly that expensive

    http://distillique.co.za/distilling_shop/32-diy-kits
    Primary: APA
    Bottled: Quad, tripel, K@K red ale
    Keg 1: Weiss. 2: Weiss. Keg 3: Air. Keg 4: Air
    Next up: world domination

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