A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

This recipe is for two gallons. When the primary fermentation is complete I'll put the liquid into two demijohns, then when all the racking is complete, I'll age the wine with vanilla, almond extract or spices. If you want to make one gallon, use 4 Lbs of Honey and half a can of concentrated grape juice, less water and TronOzymol. You could also leave the spiced tea out or try another tea flavour.

3/4 litre of Youngs concentrated Red grape juice (Half 900g Can)
8 Lbs of Honey dissolved in 2.5 pints of boiling water
1tsp citric acid or Lemon & Lime juice
3 tsp of TronOzymol
Lalvin EC118
Crushed campden tablets

When all the ingredients are in only add as much honey water as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.

A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

This recipe is for two gallons. When the primary fermentation is complete I'll split the liquid into two demijohns, then when all the racking is complete, I'll age the wine with vanilla, almond extract or spices. If you want to make one gallon, use 4 Lbs of Honey and around half the can of Strawberry juice, less water and TronOzymol.

8 Lbs of Honey simmered in 1.5 litres of water
1 745g Can of Young's Strawberry Juice
1 cup of strong tea for tannin
Boiling water to top up to a gallon
1 teaspoon of pectolase
3 teaspoon of yeast energiser
Lalvin EC118 Yeast
Crushed campden tablets

When all the ingredients are in only add as much honey water as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.

A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

There's a few different packs of frozen fruit at different supermarkets. Most of it's just mixtures of forest fruits and the like, all perfectly good, but Tesco does frozen blueberries that work out economical to turn into wine. They also do pitted red cherries - I bought 3Lbs of frozen blueberries for £7.

This recipe is for 2 gallons, I've started making most of my wines in 2 gallon batches now because a Young's country wine kit is cheap enough to use for more difficult flavours and out of season winemaking. 1 can of concentrated juice makes one gallon so usually you won't need more than 5 Lbs of fruit to make 2 gallons of Port Style Wine … If you're short of blueberries use grape juice or blackberries to bulk it out just like I did.

To make one gallon, use 2 Lbs of blueberries and half a can of Black Cherry concentrate along with a litre of red grape juice.

2 Gallons of Black & Blue Port Wine

3 Lbs of frozen Blueberries from Tesco
1.5 Lbs of Blackberries from around Lovington to boost the fruit content
1 Can of Youngs Black Cherry Juice
1 litre Carton of Red Grape Juice from Lidl
6 pints of boiling water
1 litre Carton of Vitafit Red Grape Juice from Lidl
1 teaspoon of pectolase
5 Lbs of sugar dissolved in water
1 lemon juice or 1 tsp Citric Acid
1/4 tsp Tartaric Acid
2 teaspoon of yeast energizer
Added Ritchies Port Yeast
Campden tablets or Sodium Metabisulphate

My rule is of thumb is  as always, only add as much sugar as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.

A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

All of 2013/14 I've made 2 gallon batches of all my wines. It's easy to do and I get 2 demijohns to flavour or age independently. To make 2 gallons of Port Style wine you usually need more than 8 Lbs of fruit … If you're short of one particular fruit use grape juice, fruit juice or other fruit just to bulk it out.

To make one gallon, use 4 Lbs of Damsons and 1 carton of Cherry juice along with a litre of red grape juice.

2 Gallons of Damson & Cherry Port Wine

5 1/4 Lbs of frozen Damsons in the fermentation bucket.
9 pints of boiling water
1 crushed campden tablet
1 litre Carton of Cheery Juice from Tesco
1 teaspoon of pectolase
5 Lbs of sugar dissolved in water
1 lemon juice or 1 tsp Citric Acid
1/4 tsp Tartaric Acid
2 teaspoon of yeast energizer
Added Ritchies Port Yeast
Campden tablets or Sodium Metabisulphate

My rule is of thumb is  as always, only add as much sugar as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.

A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

Next year we'll be keeping our own bees, but for now I bought a few Lb's of honey from the local beekeeper. I've always loved meads and this was the right time to experiment … Little did I know then, but from now on it turned out that I'd just be concentrating on meads and port style wines.

7 Lbs of Honey
5Lb's of Blackcurrants from fruit cage
3Lb of Blackberries from local area
6 pints of boiling water
1 litre Rio D'oro red grape juice
1 tsp pectic enzyme
1tsp citric acid
1 tsp of TronOzymol
Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast
Crushed campden tablets

My rule is of thumb is  as always, only add as much honey water as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.

A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

This is a great recipe, with a nice warm colour, the most difficult part is finding the Medlars! I'm lucky, I planted my own 4 years ago and in the rectory in the village there's a very large one that I get to raid every November.

7 Lbs of Medlars, ripe & bletted
3.5 Lbs of Honey, possibly more.
1/2 Can of Young's white Grape concentrate
1 tsp citric acid or juice of one Lemon
2 tsp pectic enzyme (pectolase)
2 tsp of TronOzymol
Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast
Crushed campden tablets

When all the ingredients are in only add as much honey water as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.

A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

5 Lbs of Yellow Cherry Plums
7 Lbs of Honey
6 pints of boiling water
1/2 Can of Young's white Grape concentrate
1 tsp citric acid or juice of one Lemon
2 tsp pectic enzyme (pectolase)
2-3 tsp of TronOzymol
Lalvin K1-1116 Yeast

Crushed campden tablets

When all the ingredients are in only add as much honey water as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.