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SHTF Brewing thread. Any recipes for simple alcoholic beverages made from scratch from simple ingredients welcome.

 
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Heather Ale (Viking Ale)

My husband has tried making this recipe we found a few times and it has come out pretty good. We make our own wine and beer at home, however most of it is from kits. We are also looking at ways of making it from "scratch".

It does sound complicated at first, but if you are familiar with the process of making beer or wine it may not seem to daunting.

TRADITIONAL RECIPE FOR HEATHER WINE/ALE
1 ½Ibs. Heather Tips (in full bloom)
1 Gallon water
3-4 lbs. Sugar (according to sweetness desired)
2 Lemons
2 Oranges
1 teasp. dried yeast
1 teasp. yeast nutrient.

Cover heather with the water and boil for one hour. Strain off liquid and measure. Restore to one gallon, and add sugar. Stir until completely dissolved. When the temperature drops to 70F, add yeast and nutrient. Leave for 14 days. Then strain into fermentation jar, and when fermentation ceases, strain and bottle. Keep for at least six months!

Heather Ale has a light taste but is really yummy! I first tried it at a WINE AND CHEESE SHOW haha. GOod Stuff. You can buy it at a liquor store I believe.. in the Specialty Beer sections.
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


Thanks for that one, it sounds really nice!
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MMM DickNCider.. Good stuff
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2 cans of frozen concentrate 100% grape juice
2 cups of sugar
1 packet of regular bread yeast

mix it up with water in a sanitized gallon sized plastic milk jug and let it sit for a few weeks.

It's a swell wine in that it has alcohol and is cheap.
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MMM DickNCider.. Good stuff
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


I'm actually drinking a pear cider right now coincedentally.
I'm going to have to plant some apple trees.
Would green "Granny Smith" apples be the best idea?
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2 cans of frozen concentrate 100% grape juice
2 cups of sugar
1 packet of regular bread yeast

mix it up with water in a sanitized gallon sized plastic milk jug and let it sit for a few weeks.

It's a swell wine in that it has alcohol and is cheap.
 Quoting: AlaLuna


I'm hearing that this type of hooch "wine" is actually pretty nice to taste.
I haven't tried to make it yet, I might have to just for the hell of it!

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10 pounds of peaches 5 gallons of water one package of yeast.. shroom
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oops.. almost forgot to add a pound or two of sugar.
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"Homebrew"

a recipe given to me by my father and made by me and my brothers many times.

What you need:

- a 5 lb bag of sugar

- a can of malt syrup (big can)

- 5 packs of yeast (any will do)

- a 5 gal bucket

- a cheesecloth (or an old towel)

What you do:

Take your 5 gal bucket and add the sugar, malt syrup and yeast. Fill 3/4 full with water. Stir well. Tie cheesecloth on top of bucket and put the bucket somewhere dark and room temperature. In two weeks, take off the cheesecloth and have a look. Should be foamy and smell like beer. Filter through fine cheesecloth in order to get rid of remaining yeast particles. Refrigerate in sealed containers. Should taste a bit like Old Milwaukee. Gets you drunk as shit.

Note - You'll probably never get out all the yeast particles so let the brew separate and then siphon off the clear, golden top portion.
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[link to www.irishflutes.net]

This will blow the head off you ;)
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1. sqeeze out apples
2. wait
 Quoting: Sharty Mc Bean

Better yet, add sugar and a little yeast. Put a balloon with a pin hole over bottle for cheap airlock. When balloon goes limp it is ready to drink. I'm making 16 gallons of perry this year this way. I am also using honey and or brown sugar for variety. Many simple recipes out there, Google is your friend.....
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MMM DickNCider.. Good stuff
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


I'm actually drinking a pear cider right now coincedentally.
I'm going to have to plant some apple trees.
Would green "Granny Smith" apples be the best idea?
 Quoting: Zero Point

The sweeter the apple the more sugar for fermentation. If you want a dry sour hard cider, granny smith would suffice. I prefer sweet. I use whatever is available and mix. My fist batch was about 3/4 Red Delicious and 1/4 Johnathan. Very sweet and made very hard cider.
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MMM DickNCider.. Good stuff
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


I'm actually drinking a pear cider right now coincedentally.
I'm going to have to plant some apple trees.
Would green "Granny Smith" apples be the best idea?
 Quoting: Zero Point

The sweeter the apple the more sugar for fermentation. If you want a dry sour hard cider, granny smith would suffice. I prefer sweet. I use whatever is available and mix. My fist batch was about 3/4 Red Delicious and 1/4 Johnathan. Very sweet and made very hard cider.
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Thanks for that, I actually have a red delicious tree, I just thought they would be too sweet. Now I just have to fight the parrots for the apples!
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So when the SHTF, we can open up a bunch of "GLP PUB & GRUBS" and the masses will come and barter everything they have with our fine drink!
cheers
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"Homebrew"

a recipe given to me by my father and made by me and my brothers many times.

What you need:

- a 5 lb bag of sugar

- a can of malt syrup (big can)

- 5 packs of yeast (any will do)

- a 5 gal bucket

- a cheesecloth (or an old towel)

What you do:

Take your 5 gal bucket and add the sugar, malt syrup and yeast. Fill 3/4 full with water. Stir well. Tie cheesecloth on top of bucket and put the bucket somewhere dark and room temperature. In two weeks, take off the cheesecloth and have a look. Should be foamy and smell like beer. Filter through fine cheesecloth in order to get rid of remaining yeast particles. Refrigerate in sealed containers. Should taste a bit like Old Milwaukee. Gets you drunk as shit.

Note - You'll probably never get out all the yeast particles so let the brew separate and then siphon off the clear, golden top portion.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1458700


Nice one! Thanks for sharing that one. I'm liking that so many people seem to do this even while commercially brewed stuff is available.
It gives me hope this might actually be drinkable!
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So when the SHTF, we can open up a bunch of "GLP PUB & GRUBS" and the masses will come and barter everything they have with our fine drink!
cheers
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


We'll just need to recruit some bouncers from hell! Bribery with product should do nicely.
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MMM DickNCider.. Good stuff
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


I'm actually drinking a pear cider right now coincedentally.
I'm going to have to plant some apple trees.
Would green "Granny Smith" apples be the best idea?
 Quoting: Zero Point

The sweeter the apple the more sugar for fermentation. If you want a dry sour hard cider, granny smith would suffice. I prefer sweet. I use whatever is available and mix. My fist batch was about 3/4 Red Delicious and 1/4 Johnathan. Very sweet and made very hard cider.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1076724


Thanks for that, I actually have a red delicious tree, I just thought they would be too sweet. Now I just have to fight the parrots for the apples!
 Quoting: Zero Point




Our problem is deers.. they eat the apples. My parents have a few apple trees , choke cherries trees and red currant bushes.. the dears have a feast.
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So when the SHTF, we can open up a bunch of "GLP PUB & GRUBS" and the masses will come and barter everything they have with our fine drink!
cheers
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


We'll just need to recruit some bouncers from hell! Bribery with product should do nicely.
 Quoting: Zero Point


Visions of all those crazy Mad Max movies and other DOOMS Day movies pop into mind now lol.
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If you want to go really cheap..

4 cups sugar
1 packet Yeast (any)

Put it in a clean gallon milk jug, fill with water, shake it up and then either leave the lid unscrewed just enough for it to breathe or poke some holes in a balloon and put it over the seal. Let it sit 3-4 weeks.

This makes decent super cheap sugar wine, ..tastes great with Kool-Aid and does the trick.

Doomsday alcohol FTW!
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Actually, I know this is a bit off topic, but I couldn't help and think about it, since we are talking booze..

Does anyone know how to make their own cheese? This is my next home project and the idea of some good cheese with some home made wine, beer, ale, cider is making my mouth water!
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Actually, I know this is a bit off topic, but I couldn't help and think about it, since we are talking booze..

Does anyone know how to make their own cheese? This is my next home project and the idea of some good cheese with some home made wine, beer, ale, cider is making my mouth water!
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


Have you seen Tiny Greens sustainable living and food preserving thread?
I'll find a link for you....
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If you want to go really cheap..

4 cups sugar
1 packet Yeast (any)

Put it in a clean gallon milk jug, fill with water, shake it up and then either leave the lid unscrewed just enough for it to breathe or poke some holes in a balloon and put it over the seal. Let it sit 3-4 weeks.

This makes decent super cheap sugar wine, ..tastes great with Kool-Aid and does the trick.

Doomsday alcohol FTW!
 Quoting: AlaLuna


I've got almost 100kg of sugar put aside. I was wondering if you could just sidestep the whole fruit juice part.
Thanks mate!
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So when the SHTF, we can open up a bunch of "GLP PUB & GRUBS" and the masses will come and barter everything they have with our fine drink!
cheers
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


We'll just need to recruit some bouncers from hell! Bribery with product should do nicely.
 Quoting: Zero Point


Visions of all those crazy Mad Max movies and other DOOMS Day movies pop into mind now lol.
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Actually, I know this is a bit off topic, but I couldn't help and think about it, since we are talking booze..

Does anyone know how to make their own cheese? This is my next home project and the idea of some good cheese with some home made wine, beer, ale, cider is making my mouth water!
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


Have you seen Tiny Greens sustainable living and food preserving thread?
I'll find a link for you....
 Quoting: Zero Point



I don't believe I have. I was looking through a thread that talked about canning and perserves, but not that one!
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Actually, I know this is a bit off topic, but I couldn't help and think about it, since we are talking booze..

Does anyone know how to make their own cheese? This is my next home project and the idea of some good cheese with some home made wine, beer, ale, cider is making my mouth water!
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


Have you seen Tiny Greens sustainable living and food preserving thread?
I'll find a link for you....
 Quoting: Zero Point



I don't believe I have. I was looking through a thread that talked about canning and perserves, but not that one!
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


Thread: >>>>Sustainable Living PLUS Canning and Dehydrating Food<<<<

Here you go, I'm pretty sure cheese making has been discussed there. If not the girls that are regulars there will certainly know all about it, just ask. They're all among the nicest people on glp.
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[link to www.irishflutes.net]

This will blow the head off you ;)
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Sorry mate! I almost missed that one, I'm going to bed now, but I might just download real player to listen to that!
There's no school like the old school....
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Actually, I know this is a bit off topic, but I couldn't help and think about it, since we are talking booze..

Does anyone know how to make their own cheese? This is my next home project and the idea of some good cheese with some home made wine, beer, ale, cider is making my mouth water!
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


Have you seen Tiny Greens sustainable living and food preserving thread?
I'll find a link for you....
 Quoting: Zero Point



I don't believe I have. I was looking through a thread that talked about canning and perserves, but not that one!
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


Thread: >>>>Sustainable Living PLUS Canning and Dehydrating Food<<<<

Here you go, I'm pretty sure cheese making has been discussed there. If not the girls that are regulars there will certainly know all about it, just ask. They're all among the nicest people on glp.
 Quoting: Zero Point



That is the thread I was talking about too.. I didn't see anything about cheese, but I will bring it up as a topic there! Thank you
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[link to www.irishflutes.net]

This will blow the head off you ;)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5562798


Sorry mate! I almost missed that one, I'm going to bed now, but I might just download real player to listen to that!
There's no school like the old school....
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lol , too right . Goofy Thum
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1 open bottle of methylated spirit

2 imbibe

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Only if you add shoe polish for colour and flavour mate.
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[link to www.irishflutes.net]

This will blow the head off you ;)
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Sorry mate! I almost missed that one, I'm going to bed now, but I might just download real player to listen to that!
There's no school like the old school....
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lol , too right . Goofy Thum
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Hopefully they'll add that pdf too....
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