Elderberry Wine Recipe

Elderberry Wine Recipe

Elderberries are in abundance at this time of year. It seems a shame to waste our natural harvest, so why not go foraging and make this delicious elderberry wine recipe. Let us know what you think! Ingredients Elderberries   1.5kilos                  3.5lb Sugar     ...
What are hops

What are hops

Ingredients For Homebrew Beer Hops are the female flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. They are used as a flavouring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavour. You need hops to produce you...
Fermenting Yucca

Fermenting Yucca

If you haven’t heard of  fermenting Yucca, you’ll be even more surprised at the traditional method of brewing this alcoholic drink. History of Fermenting Yucca Yucca is an ancient alcoholic drink made in the Peruvian rainforest, often named Masato. Nobody...
Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

History Mulled wine dates back to between 100 and 200 AD when the Romans drank hot wine to help protect them from the cold weather. As the Romans ruled much of Europe, the tradition spread throughout their Empire and where they traded. Historical cookbooks have...
Winter drinks

Winter drinks

Great british food magazine As we mentioned in our previous post, we are excited to be advertising for the 1st time in a national magazine called “Great British Food”. So look out for us in there if you read it online or as a paper copy. The recipes look...
10% Off homebrew discount voucher code

10% Off homebrew discount voucher code

AUTUMN10 As a little helping hand towards those autumn/Christmas brews and prezzies, we have 10% off homebrew!!!! Just type in the AUTUMN10 discount code at the checkout. You can also use this code instore at Overt Locke, West Street, Somerton. TA11 7PS. The voucher...
Cider Making For Beginners – Recipe

Cider Making For Beginners – Recipe

Ingredients and method Cider making for beginners: The best cider is made from true cider apples, but an alternative is to use a mixture of dessert and cooking apples. If only dessert apples are available, add one pound of crab apples to every 10lbs of dessert apples....
Cleaner Steriliser – essential for homebrewing & around home

Cleaner Steriliser – essential for homebrewing & around home

Cleaner Steriliser Cleaner steriliser powder is essential to have when you are homebrewing. It’s very simple to use, follow the instructions on the amount of powder vs water ratio, stir and you’re ready to go. It gets rid of nasty bacteria that can react...
Andrews Homemade Elderflower Wine Recipe

Andrews Homemade Elderflower Wine Recipe

Elderflower Wine Recipe Summer is here and the elderflowers are out! Why not try making this simple and delicious elderflower wine recipe tried and tested by our homebrew expert Andrew. Ingredients: ¾ pint/500ml-Elderflowers (not pressed down) ½ lb/250g-Raisins OR ¼...