Rhubarb TC........

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Rhubarb TC........

Post by WalesAles » Fri May 06, 2016 9:42 pm

Hello Everyone,
Made this today,
20Lts Tesco AJ
1.6Kilo Fresh Rhubarb, pulped to a gooey mess in the blender,
3 mugs tea, 4 bags each,
3tsp Yeast, 3tsp Nutrient
SG @ 22deg was 1020, then 1080, then 1050, then 1085, then 1040, sod it, the trial jar was so full of gooey muck
the hydro would not sit properly anywhere! :D
Bunged in 100.3gr sugar just to be sure, I don`t normally add sugar to my tc`s because they come out too strong
but this time I am so pi$$ed off with that trial jar that I thought `What the Hell` :D #-o

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Bad 'Ed » Fri May 06, 2016 11:40 pm

Did you peel the rhubarb first or just chuck it all in?
Never enough time...

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by WalesAles » Sat May 07, 2016 10:40 am

I didn`t know you could peel Rhubarb............................... #-o #-o :D
So, Yes, it`s all bunged in and I am not going to fish out each little bit of goo.
Or I could strain it through some voile into a fresh FV!
Aha! Get the kettle on, get cleaning, get seiving!
Or just leave it as is?

WA

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Chug » Sun May 08, 2016 8:48 pm

Sounds interesting WA keep us posted,

I love rhubarb, been drinking a few bottles of my slightly sparkling rhubarb wine over the weekend and I'm absolutely loving it, and hoping I can re-create it in a future batch.

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Hanglow » Sun May 08, 2016 10:35 pm

Chug wrote:Sounds interesting WA keep us posted,

I love rhubarb, been drinking a few bottles of my slightly sparkling rhubarb wine over the weekend and I'm absolutely loving it, and hoping I can re-create it in a future batch.
My rhubarb has just come up and I still have 2kg frozen from last year, do you have a recipe for that wine please :) ?
Planned: Green Hop ale
Fermenting: Nothing
Bottled: Home grown Halletau Mittelfruh golden ale, centennial golden ale, Brown Kolsch, Strong Burton with Brett C

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Chug » Sun May 08, 2016 11:27 pm

I've had two picks from my rhubarb already (yummy first fresh) that is what reminded me the wine should be getting ready to drink, rhubarb ice cream is wicked too!

Rhubarb wine
2kg of rhubarb chopped into 1 inch chunks and put in a pan with 100ml of water and 100g of sugar, heat and stir until rhubarb is softening and starting to break apart, chuck into FV with 4L of water with crushed campden tab and the juice of a lemon or two, add 1tsp pectolase, stir well and leave overnight and next day boil 1L water and melt 800g sugar add to FV, add more to hit your preferred OG (I aim for OG around 1075 -1080 but add more sugar if you like stronger wine)add 1 tsp yeast, 1tsp yeast nutrient, leave to ferment for a week stirring daily, sieve/strain off pulp into a clean dj and leave to finish fermenting and clearing.

I had two dj's of this batch I'm drinking now and I thought both had finished and cleared and so I bottled them (end sep 2015, started end of june), one lot has come out as a still wine just like usual but the other dj must still have had some life left in it as it has turned slightly sparkling and is bloody lovely. I'm calling it my rhubarb champagne, but I tried making sparkling wine once before and got fizz bombs with lots of sediment! so I said never again but tasting this one has got me tempted.

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Hanglow » Mon May 09, 2016 7:41 am

cheers!
Planned: Green Hop ale
Fermenting: Nothing
Bottled: Home grown Halletau Mittelfruh golden ale, centennial golden ale, Brown Kolsch, Strong Burton with Brett C

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Chug » Mon May 09, 2016 8:42 am

My pleasure Hanglow, Sorry for the thread hijack WA. :D

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Bad 'Ed » Mon May 09, 2016 9:20 am

2 minutes of research over the weekend has revealed that you don't need to peel rhubarb. The outside is often stringy and hard which is why you might remove it if you were going to eat it. But as we're only using it for flavour, it's probably better to leave it on and just give the rhubarb a bit of a wash.
Never enough time...

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by WalesAles » Thu May 19, 2016 4:14 pm

Schoolboy error today,
Bottling my TC today and I thought about putting some Blue food colour in to make it Blue. :D
I forgot that Yellow and Blue make Green! #-o
Lovely Colour though.

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Kegged and bottled some of the Yellow stuff and used 4 Budweiser screw top bottles with crown caps on (just to prove the Naysayers wrong) :D

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by hazelbrew » Thu May 19, 2016 7:14 pm

I have had flat beer bottling in screw cap bottles. Not all of them, just some. They didn't seem to seal properly

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by Chug » Thu May 19, 2016 8:36 pm

I was wondering why it was yellow in the first place, then re read your recipe and saw the tea, but why did you want it blue anyway?

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by WalesAles » Thu May 19, 2016 11:06 pm

Chug wrote: but why did you want it blue anyway?
Chug,
Didn`t you see my Bright Red Cerveza?
Smelled and tasted like Cerveza, but Bright Red! :D
Went down a storm, my friends couldn`t believe a beer could be RED!
So, what the hell, let`s go Blue, but It didn`t. #-o
Seen green beer on JBK on a different post.

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by hazelbrew » Thu May 19, 2016 11:20 pm

WalesAles wrote:
Chug wrote: but why did you want it blue anyway?
Chug,
Didn`t you see my Bright Red Cerveza?
Smelled and tasted like Cerveza, but Bright Red! :D
Went down a storm, my friends couldn`t believe a beer could be RED!
So, what the hell, let`s go Blue, but It didn`t. #-o
Seen green beer on JBK on a different post.

WA

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I for one salute your irreverence and colour madness. let cider be green, ale be blue and how about glitter ball stout...? or a purple porter? lush.

of course the real challenge would be a raspberry ripple rye. :)

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Re: Rhubarb TC........

Post by WalesAles » Fri May 20, 2016 2:58 pm

Pics of the Red Cerveza and the Green Beer as mentioned earlier are in this post....
Scroll up and down the post to see all colours.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=71295&p=750888&hili ... ed#p750888

Green Beer looks Great! :D

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