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Return of 25% Off Homebrew @ Wilko
Return of 25% Off Homebrew @ Wilko

Return of 25% Off Homebrew @ Wilko

Return of 25% Off Homebrew @ Wilko!

Starter Wine Kits including everything you need to make first 6 bottle batch - £15
wilko.com/win…392

If you've got the equipment already, just need buy your sugar:
6 Bottle Wine Kits - from £6 - (equiv £1 bottle)
30 Bottle Wine Kits - from £13.50 (equiv 45p per bottle)

Starter Beer Kits including everything you need to make first 40 pint batch - £27.75
wilko.com/cid…949

If you've got the equipment already, just need buy your sugar and:
Wilko 40 pint beer kits - from £7.50 (equiv 19p per pint)
Premium 40 pint beer kits - from £12.75 (equiv 32p per pint)
Wilko Cider 40 pint kits from £11.25 (equiv 28p per pint)

If you're new to the homebrew arena, the starter kits from Wilko's make it really easy to brew your first batch giving everything you need, just add water!

Give it a go! There's nothing more refreshing and satisfying than making (and drinking) your own beer/cider/wine!

And there's no alcohol duty on it either, making it taste even better!

~Picture is my current brewing activity:
* 40 pints Finlandia Apple & Pear Cider
* 40 pints Coopers Mexican Cereveza
* 1 gallon Homemade Fresh Strawberry Cider
* 6 bottles of Wilko Rose Wine

*** Hic! ***

32 Comments

Original Poster

*** WARNING!!! *** Starting Home Brewing is incredibly addictive and may cause relationship issues as you hide fermentation vessels and demijohns in every nook and cranny around your house!!!

Please brew & drink responsibly... Remember where you have hidden your batches and don't spill when drinking!

synergy

*** WARNING!!! *** Starting Home Brewing is incredibly addictive and … *** WARNING!!! *** Starting Home Brewing is incredibly addictive and may cause relationship issues as you hide fermentation vessels and demijohns in every nook and cranny around your house!!!Please brew & drink responsibly... Remember where you have hidden your batches and don't spill when drinking!

this is so true! the only thing that keeps my brewing going is the saving i keep telling her in making

How long do the Cider / Wine packs take from purchase to consumption?

Days, weeks, months?

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Original Poster

stevenhp1987

How long do the Cider / Wine packs take from purchase to … How long do the Cider / Wine packs take from purchase to consumption?Days, weeks, months?



Ideally 2-3 weeks from first starting to brew. Usually a week to primary ferment, then another 1-2 weeks after racking (bottling).

It gets progressively better the longer you can leave it. I always "try" to save half a dozen bottles to try up to 6 months+ afterwards to taste the difference.

I had a friend that misplaced and then found 12 bottles of strawberry wine after a year and it tasted amazing!!!

That being said, if you're just looking for a tipple, there's alcohol created within the first week!

Original Poster

louthepoo

this is so true! the only thing that keeps my brewing going is the saving … this is so true! the only thing that keeps my brewing going is the saving i keep telling her in making



Ideally best to get a few batches on the go, then you've always got some to drink and you're not tempted to taste too early

Can anyone recommend somewhere to buy the reusable wine storage bladders? I can only find online homebrew stockists.

Golden Ale bought as I've been looking to get that for a while and I've got some Wherry conditioning already, otherwise that would also be in!

Great offers again...you cannot beat these prices

I've moved to AG brewing now, but I recommend the Golden Ale... you'll be pleased with this if it's your first brew. In general, I'd avoid single can kits unless you plan to add malt extract instead of sugar.
Edited by: "DuncUK" 27th Jul 2014

Thank you. I might just have to go and stock up now... Just started one batch of 30 bottles of rose but its always good to have extra supplies in. And i don't bother bottling anymore unless it us to give to someone else. Rack off into a bucket and fill a jug to put in the fridge.

Don't bother with the 6 bottle kits, that's a weekends worth. Do the maths* 30 bottles works out cheaper and if you hide one or two in a cupboard they taste even better by Christmas. Also don't buy expensive brew sugar just use Tate and Lyle Cane
* 6 Bottle Wine Kits - from £6 - (equiv £1 bottle)
* 30 Bottle Wine Kits - from £13.50 (equiv 45p per bottle)

Is this in store also. The wherry is out of stock, and I need a couple.

Got 80 bottles in the loft that have been maturing for the last few months. Should be good to go in the next few weeks. Much better if you leave your brew for a few months.

Also got 40 bottles of strawberry cider and 40 Mexican cerveza
Edited by: "Deedie" 27th Jul 2014

cool,, just when I thought I'd quit drinking, due to health reasons. Then this comes up!

DuncUK

I've moved to AG brewing now, but I recommend the Golden Ale...



Thanks for that, I think I'll get some to try.

Great if you like **** tasting beer. But at least its cheap

666FU

Great if you like **** tasting beer. But at least its cheap

Rubbish, the beers great if you know what your doing

I've just this second finished bottling my first batch of wine. Was hope to get into cider next so this is great, cheers!

Bstard

Don't bother with the 6 bottle kits, that's a weekends worth. Do the … Don't bother with the 6 bottle kits, that's a weekends worth. Do the maths* 30 bottles works out cheaper and if you hide one or two in a cupboard they taste even better by Christmas. Also don't buy expensive brew sugar just use Tate and Lyle Cane* 6 Bottle Wine Kits - from £6 - (equiv £1 bottle) * 30 Bottle Wine Kits - from £13.50 (equiv 45p per bottle)


If you do this then you will definitely have disgusting beer.
Please don't brew beer with cane sugar. Such a rookie error

elbrownos

If you do this then you will definitely have disgusting beer.Please don't … If you do this then you will definitely have disgusting beer.Please don't brew beer with cane sugar. Such a rookie error



Yeah but he's talking about wine!

stokie

Yeah but he's talking about wine!


You have a point there.. oO

DarcyHart

I've just this second finished bottling my first batch of wine. Was hope … I've just this second finished bottling my first batch of wine. Was hope to get into cider next so this is great, cheers!

I tried 'turbo cider' just using the cheapest cartons of apple juice available

DarcyHart

I've just this second finished bottling my first batch of wine. Was hope … I've just this second finished bottling my first batch of wine. Was hope to get into cider next so this is great, cheers!

I tried 'turbo cider' just using the cheapest cartons of apple juice available and yeast and that went far better than expected.

The problem with brewing is I found myself looking at everything and thinking 'I wonder what that would turn out like if I brewed it?' lol

I brewed some beer about 11 months ago. Someone told me I should throw it away after 6 months? It's still in the garage, would it be OK to drink? It is individually bottled. voted hot BTW!

Yeah it should be fine. My belgian triple which is brewing now is being conditioned for 9-12 months!

For cheap demijohns, go to a bootfair. We always get ours from there and have never paid more than £1. Just make sure you sterilise them before use. Have some heat!

Not sure if they are cheaper, but I see tesco direct have loads of homebrew stuff and quite a bit included in the clubcard boost, so effectively half price if you have any clubcard vouchers kicking about

I dont like the wilko cider though.

Can somebody help me put together an essential list of equipment needed to brew the beer please? I made a half baked attempt about fifteen years ago, back in my college days, at making some 'Geordie Brew.'

Back then the only equipment I used was a formenting bin with a syphon, Tate & Lyle sugar, and the produce was decanted into empty plastic 2L Seven Up bottles which I gather is a bit of a no no.

Should've got a hand with the decanting really as doing it myself only disturbed the sediment. Too much went through and reopening the bottles to get rid seemed to turn them flat.

But I'm willing to give it another go for the sake of the savings - as £1 a can of lager is getting a bit pricey. So again what exactly do I need and once the bulk of the equipment has been bought how much will a typical litre of lager cost to brew?

norv6985

Yeah it should be fine. My belgian triple which is brewing now is being … Yeah it should be fine. My belgian triple which is brewing now is being conditioned for 9-12 months!



thanks, will go it a go!

Pandamansays

Thanks for that, I think I'll get some to try.



According to Wilko's website, they had 9 in stock, so I ordered 2 for delivery to my local store. During the payment process they said there is now only 1 available. By the time I had changed my order to 1, they were out of stock!

fuzzymuzzy

I brewed some beer about 11 months ago. Someone told me I should throw it … I brewed some beer about 11 months ago. Someone told me I should throw it away after 6 months? It's still in the garage, would it be OK to drink? It is individually bottled. voted hot BTW!



Different types of beer will age differently. Aroma and hop character will change in time so you might prefer to drink that beer younger, but something darker and high in alcohol might age very well. Give it a taste and see what you think!
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