Home-Brewed Wines and Beers: Simple Recipes for Everyone

Home-Brewed Wines and Beers: Simple Recipes for Everyone
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Originally published in the 1930s, this book contains a great number of simple recipes for making home-brewed wines and beers, including fruit syrups, vinegars and cordials.

Book Excerpt:

A generation or two ago every housewife who prided herself on her catering ability had a choice of home-made wines and cordials in her cellar, and she was always able to offer her friends one or other of her special delicacies.

Of late years, however, the custom of making wine at home has to a large extent died out, and to those living in towns without fruit gardens, and only a limited amount of space for storage purposes, the occupation is hardly a feasible one.

To those with fruit and flower gardens, however, the subject is well worthy of greater attention, and especially when there is a surplus of fruit to be disposed of, or where wild flowers and fruit are within easy reach.

Home-made wines are particularly good and wholesome, and with a reasonable amount of care their manufacture is not difficult. The secret of success lies in using good materials, in measuring accurately, in observing strict cleanliness in every detail, and in not trying to hurry the process.

Contents Covered:

  • Wines and Beers
    • Apricot Wine
    • Balm Wine
    • Blackberry Wine
    • Black-Currant Wine
    • Bullace and Damson Wine
    • Cherry Wine
    • Clary Wine
    • Coltsfoot Wine
    • Comfrey Wine
    • Cowslip Mead
    • Cowslip Wine
    • Currant Wine
    • Currant and Raspberry Wine
    • Damson Wine
    • Dandelion Wine
    • Delicious Summer Drink
    • Elderberry Wine
    • Elder-Flower Wine
    • English Champagne
    • Ginger Beer
    • Ginger Pop
    • Ginger Wine
    • Gooseberry Champagne
    • Gooseberry Wine
    • Grape Wine
    • Beers
    • Lemon Nectar
    • Lemon Wine
    • Malt Beer
    • Marigold Wine
    • Mead
    • Mulberry Wine
    • Orange Wine
    • Orange and Raisin Wine
    • Parsnip Wine
    • Pomona Wine
    • Quince Wine
    • Raisin Sherry
    • Raisin Wine
    • Raisin and Elderberry Wine
    • Raspberry Wine
    • Rhubarb Wine
    • Sage Wine
    • Saragossa Wine, or English Sack
    • Sloe Wine
    • Strawberry Wine
    • Sweet Wine from Currants
    • Tomato Wine
    • Turnip Wine
    • Walnut Mead
    • Whortleberry or Blaeberry Wine
    • Wine from Mixed Fruit
  • Fruit Syrups and Fruit Vinegars
    • Apricot Syrup
    • Blackberry Syrup
    • Black-Currant Syrup
    • Cherry Syrup
    • Cranberry Syrup
    • Damson Syrup
    • Ginger Syrup
    • Lemon Syrup
    • Lime Syrup
    • Orange Syrup
    • Peach Syrup
    • Pineapple Syrup
    • Pomegranate Syrup
    • Raspberry Syrup
    • Red or White Currant Syrup
    • Rose or Violet Syrup
    • Strawberry Syrup
    • Blackberry Vinegar
    • Black-Currant Vinegar
    • Cranberry Vinegar
    • Gooseberry Vinegar
    • Mulberry Vinegar
    • Orange Vinegar
    • Pineapple Vinegar
    • Raspberry Vinegar
    • Red-Currant Vinegar
    • Strawberry Vinegar
  • Fruit Cordials and Simple Liqueurs
    • Apricot Gin
    • Blackberry Cordial
    • Black-Currant Gin
    • Black-Currant and Raspberry Gin
    • Caraway Brandy
    • Cherry Brandy
    • Cranberry Cordial
    • Curacao
    • Damson Gin
    • Ginger and Raspberry Cordial
    • Greengage Brandy
    • Lemon Brandy
    • Mixed Fruit Cordial
    • Orange Brandy
    • Peach Brandy
    • Pineapple Brandy
    • Raspberry Brandy
    • Raspberry Gin
    • Raspberry and Redcurrant Cordial
    • Sloe Gin
    • White-Currant Brandy
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 59
Page Size: B5 (176mm × 250mm)
Download Size: 10.3 MB
Product Code HOMWF3B164