Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rhubarb Wine - Day 3 to 7

With the bucket of wine covered & in a warm room, a sneaky peep will reveal that it does not at this point look very appetising - less like a delicious light rose style wine, more like something which might appear on Dr Who.

It will be fizzing away like a grown-up bowl of Rice Krispies, & you can hear & see the contents of the bucket furiously working away, all the while the yeast eating up the sugar & transforming it into alcohol.

In a few days it will calm down sufficiently for it to be transferred to a demijohn without the danger of it frothing out through the airlock like a sherbet fountain.

But for now, besides a daily stir, it can be left quite happily to its own devices.


  1. How exciting! Wish you every success in your rhubarb wine endeavours!

  2. You've spurred me on to get back to wine making! My stock of pectic enzyme and yeast were 3 years out of date! Trip to Wilko's and I'm sorted.

    I use minced sultanas rather than grape juice with me rhubarb. Smells at treat now it's bubbling!

  3. I had the last of last year's rhubarb wine at the weekend, Matron - it tasted divine!

    Isn't Wilko's great, Flum?


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