WineBuddy 30 Bottle Chardonnay £9.90 at Tesco Direct
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WineBuddy 30 Bottle Chardonnay £9.90 at Tesco Direct

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Found 7th Jul 2011
For all of you who make their own wine, only need a bag of sugar to add as well
Make your own wine at around 37p a bottle.
The WineBuddy Chardonnay kit allows you to make 30 bottles of this wine. Indulge in the tantilising, elegant, ripe, unoaked and rich flavours of peach and apricot. All you need to do is add sugar and water, so wine making is an effortless process.

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Wow I never heard about this ..can you give me a bit more information please , I know that you need water and sugar , but what else as far as equipments are utensils are concerned .. do you need a big glass jar or something to make the wine ..?

Hot from me - just ordered two

Actually, just ordered another one too, be rude not to at that price.

JVB

Wow I never heard about this ..can you give me a bit more information … Wow I never heard about this ..can you give me a bit more information please , I know that you need water and sugar , but what else as far as equipments are utensils are concerned .. do you need a big glass jar or something to make the wine ..?



Sugar and water are the only ingredients you need, but you do also need quite a bit of equipment if it's your fist time. Take a look online at starter kits (barrel, pipes, airlocks,sterilisers, stirrers etc) but then you also need to consider if you want to bottle it or not. Botttles aren't cheap, then there's corks, corking machine etc... You can save a fortune, but the initial costs can be quite high. Best take a look on freecycle and ebay for second hand kit. It's a very rewarding pastime and not too difficult at all.

Just FYI, it requires 4kg's of sugar too.

Thanks! Ordered!

Cheers OP, collected and got my first kit going...

JVB

Wow I never heard about this ..can you give me a bit more information … Wow I never heard about this ..can you give me a bit more information please , I know that you need water and sugar , but what else as far as equipments are utensils are concerned .. do you need a big glass jar or something to make the wine ..?



You can get away with these three

Fermenting bucket £8.79

Syphon £2.29

Airlock £2.82

LemonD

You can get away with these threeFermenting bucket £8.79Syphon … You can get away with these threeFermenting bucket £8.79Syphon £2.29Airlock £2.82



I ordered those and a second bucket because ideally you need something really large to siphon off into.

got all the stuff needed ... brought 6 demijohns and allmost all the equipments needed for £ 20 from gumtree .. starting the process today ..

JVB

got all the stuff needed ... brought 6 demijohns and allmost all the … got all the stuff needed ... brought 6 demijohns and allmost all the equipments needed for £ 20 from gumtree .. starting the process today ..


Alternatively post a wanted on Freecycle, demijons take up a lot of space (_;)

heard about adding some sugar syrup by the end of the first fementation process to kick on the fermentation a bit more to increase the alcohol content ... wondering about that .. should i ?

How is it looking now? Im going to start mine tonight, not sure about putting extra sugar in, surely you would have to let oxygen into the jars to put the sugar in? Wouldn't this create a bit of vinegar?

Make sure you sterilise everything before you start, otherwise you'll likely end up with vinegar.

elmat

How is it looking now? Im going to start mine tonight, not sure about … How is it looking now? Im going to start mine tonight, not sure about putting extra sugar in, surely you would have to let oxygen into the jars to put the sugar in? Wouldn't this create a bit of vinegar?



Not really a concern as the oxygen will soon get pushed-out of the vessel by the CO2 produced by the fermentation.

Not really a concern as the oxygen will soon get pushed-out of the vessel … Not really a concern as the oxygen will soon get pushed-out of the vessel by the CO2 produced by the fermentation.


Great, thanks for your advice.
Mines been brewing nicely for 3 days now. They are back in stock so I bought another one, even if it doesn't taste very nice, ill throw some other juice in there and improve the flavour.

I think you'll be fine with this kit elmat. It's the old Boots home brew wine kits from the seventies/eighties that people remember and associate with homebrew wine. Those were a mixed variety grape juice and with the odd exception weren't all that pleasant. These single grape variety kits are much better quality and produce quite decent results. Good luck
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