We Like Drinking Podcast
British Beers and Home Winemaking
Aug 23, 2019 · 1 hr 4 min
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This week on episode 241 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be discussing Exploding Beer Bottles, Home Wine-Making Tips, and get your tea and crumpets out, cause we’re drinking British Beers? So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 241 of the ONLY TWO-TIME Award Winning Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN!
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Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking
  • Tonight we’re joined by most of our usual panel members, we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.
  • Monthly tasting episode featuring British beer
Wine, Beer, or Pop Culture Reference
  •  Shatterhand
British Beer Tasting Listener Question
  • Doley asks - Any tips on a home wine making kit? Nothing elaborate, but preferably using real grapes, not concentrate. Planning for my retirement.
    • From Steven Sealock, winemaker at Pacific Rim Winery: Home winemaking is like sailing a small boat. Things can go wrong fast. Some small wineries will sell grapes to individuals. Reds are complicated from a color extraction perspective. Whites are arguably easier to make but harder to cold stabilize.
    • From Zeta Cellars, a home winemaker, that makes wine using grapes, and some damn fine ones if I do have to say: High end wine kits can sometimes come with skins. Skins in a wine kit allows the wine maker to get more extraction than a regular kit offers. Making wine from actual grapes will require large investments and a big jump in the learning curve. It’s not for everyone and one can mess up a good product very easily. Have him look up the company RJS on the internet. They have a number of kits with skins. If he wants to get frustrated and discouraged early than yes give him advice to buy vitis vinifera grapes and go from there... haha, not for the faint of heart
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It's that time, so now I'll say, OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

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