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Orange Marmalade Aperitif
Members Recipe 2017 National
Supplied by Kevin Martin

1.5 Litres Orange juice
1 litre Apple juice
1 small tin/bottle white grape concentrate
2 450g jars thick peel Orange Marmalade
300g Honey
Sugar as required*
2 tsp Pectolase

Empty both jars of Marmalade into a bucket and add one pint of almost boiling water. Mix until marmalade has blended in and add the orange juice, apple juice, grape concentrate and honey. Stir well and add the pectolase. Take a hydrometer reading. Depending on the ingredients used the reading should be between 1070 – 1075. Add water and sugar* to bring up to a gallon with a SG of 1095. Ferment on the orange peel for 5 days and strain through a fine mesh bag into a demi john. As wine finishes the fermentation, rack as necessary adding one Campden tablet. Leave to clear and mature for 3-4 months or longer if possible.

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Crouch Vale Old Burton Ale
Members Recipe 2017 National
Supplied by Phill Turner

Ingredients for 23 litres O.G. 1070-1075; FG 1017

Pale Malt 5.5KG 83%
Wheat Malt 320g 5%
Light crystal 370g 5%
Munich 340g 5%
Chocolate 110g 1.5%
British Ale Yeast fermented between 18-21c

Boil for two hours to achieve the gravity of 1070-75 and to try and get some caramalisation.
Golding’s 70g 120min 5.5-6% AAU
Goldings 50g 30min
Goldings 50g 10-15min
Some for dry hopping just before bottling
The hops should produce approximately 65 IBUs so the beer needs some sweetness for balance so mash at about 66-67C depending on the attenuation of your British ale yeast and extra cara malt. I recommend WLP013 (Wyeast 1028) which is quite extenuative but gives a good complex flavour or Windsor which is less so maybe 65-66. I personally wouldn’t use Nottingham or S04 this can produce a dry beer but as the brewers you should know your brewing process best; it’s the balance of the beer that’s important.

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Medium Dry Cherry Wine
Members Recipe 2018 National
Supplied by Peter Robinson

1.5 kg cherries (fresh, frozen or bottled; if using bottled use approximately 1500gm net weight)
8oz raisins
1 lb 8 oz sugar (reduce by 4oz if using bottled cherries in syrup)
2 litres red grape juice
1 tsp Pectolase
1 tsp Yeast nutrient
Wine yeast (general purpose)

Place cherries in bucket and crush with hands or masher and remove stones (include the syrup if bottled). Add minced raisins and 12oz sugar. Pour in 1 litre boiling water and mix until sugar dissolves. Add the grape juice and top up with water to 4.5 litres. When cool enough add remaining ingredients, stir, cover and allow to ferment for 4 days stirring once/twice daily. Strain off into demi-john, add the remaining sugar and ferment to dryness. Add sugar, grape juice, xylitol or similar to bring to medium dry, O.G. 999–1002.
The ingredients for this should be easy to get. Bottled cherries are readily available in Lidl and Polish shops at a reasonable price and red grape juice is now much easier to get than white and of much better quality than it used to be. This wine could also be used in both the stoned fruit classes at different levels of sweetness, so it’s 3 for the price of 1!

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Belhaven Wee Heavy (Formerly 90/-)
Members Recipe 2018 National
Supplied by Peter Lawrence

OG 1070          FG 1013           ABV 7.6%       Bitter units 36           colour 76
Liquor             Total liquor    34.6       Mash liquor   15.6
To make 23 litres:
Pale malt                    6150 grams White sugar     550 grams
Black malt                  140 grams
Mash at 66c for 90 minutes
Start,                          Whitbread Goldings             63 grams
Last 10 minutes         Whitbread Golding               21 grams
Irish moss      3 grams
Boil time         90 minutes

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Fig Wine
60th Anniversary Recipe 2018 National
Supplied by Amateur Winemaker 1972

½ lb dried figs
½ lb raisins
2lb bananas
1 tsp citric acid
2 lb sugar
pectic enzyme

Chop figs and raisins and place in bucket with sugar. Pour on boiling water to dissolve sugar. Boil bananas in water for 30 minutes and strain liquid into bucket. When cool, add remaining ingredients and top up to 1 gallon. Ferment on the pulp for 7 days and then strain into demijohn. Ferment to dryness. This wine will require a bit of racking and needs 6 months to mature, but should make a full bodied dry wine. You may wish to adjust the finished by adding a little more acid to balance and possibly diluting with a bit of water if the alcohol seems high.

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Younger’s 60/- Ale
60th Anniversary Recipe 2018 National
Durden Park Old British Beers and how to make them

OG 1060-1062
To make 1 gallon
1 ½ lb Pale Malt
1 lb Carapils
¾ oz Goldings hops

Mash at 150 deg F for 3 hours. Boil for 90 minutes. Dry hop with 1/10 oz Goldings. Mature for 3-4 months.

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Last updated: 21/03/17