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Apr 11, 2008
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Hi I'm Maggie,

This is all new to me but enjoying it all the same. Just started out on winemaking. From Scotland so very lucky that I have an unlimited supply of un-polluted,fresh flowers and fruit to make some very tasty wine. Much better then the cheap, nasty stuff sold in the supermarkets. Glad of any tips on pitfalls and cheats that anyone may be able to supply.

Happy days!!!

Maggie x

Welcome. Glad to have you here.
If any questions arise do not be afraid to pose them.

First if you do not have it available already get yourself some basic measuring equipment like a hydrometer and an acidity test kit.
It should set you back for not more as some 20 to 30 pounds.
But the benefit of measuring instead of just guessing is tremendous.

Next best thing is to always make a yeast starter.

And the overall best advise is to read a lot.
There are a lot of free winemaking books on the net
ready avaible for downloading and printing.

And then try as much as you have the opportunity for. You might pleasantly be surprised.
As an example: dandelion wine is really good.
Now is the time for elderberries and black-berries as they start to ripen.


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