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frogmiller
21-08-2014, 08:00 PM
I have access to a full 200m long hedgerow of sloeberries

Could making sloegin make me enough money to retire?

Today I piched enough berries for 25 lts of sloegine.

Would you buy? 15 per 70cl

gramiller1959
21-08-2014, 08:04 PM
everything is slow at new York

slow pint pulling etc


slow service etc


so slow berries will be brill

CAMiller
21-08-2014, 08:23 PM
A Mars a day helps you work rest and play was always one of my favourite slogans. Mind you they seem to have shrunk these days (and weirdly they are called Milky Way over here) so maybe it should be Two Mars a day... XD

PS Gram you missed Broadfoot off your slow list along with Brin's ability to get his wallet out. Must be too heavy XD

jolly_roger
21-08-2014, 08:31 PM
I have access to a full 200m long hedgerow of sloeberries

Could making sloegin make me enough money to retire?

Today I piched enough berries for 25 lts of sloegine.

Would you buy? 15 per 70cl

Seems a bit early.

Usually you pick sloe after the first frost.

If you want to develop the flavour then bung the berries in the freezer for a couple of weeks and dont use unripe berries.

Instead of gin use vodka. I prefer the Polish vodka but each to his own taste.

Serve ice cold, cheers :P

gazisamiller
22-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Wouldnt have thought the berries will be ripe enough yet and will be bitter.

As Jolly said, normally the first frost is the best indicator of when they'll be ready, though waiting for that day normally means youve missed out to some other bu88er who has stripped the tree when you arrive.

Pick them late October (ish) and stick em in the freezer.

Last year I made some Sloe Whiskey and Sloe Rum. Both pretty decent

frogmiller
22-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Cheers for that Jolly and gaz.

I have put them int freezer already. No chance of em being nicked before but the farmer who has no idea what he's got may trim the hedges.

They are very dark purple and juice does seep out when lightly squeezed.

All fruit seems early this year. The blackberries are massive and the plumbs are already falling.

PerigordMiller
22-08-2014, 07:42 PM
They are a bit early this year aren't they.

Agree with Jolly, bang em in the freezer for now.

After, sod the sloe gin (unless you like sweet ginnish stuff)

1kg sloes
1kg grapes
500g bananas
pectic enzyme
yeast water

- 5 litres wine ;D

frogmiller
23-08-2014, 06:30 AM
They are a bit early this year aren't they.

Agree with Jolly, bang em in the freezer for now.

After, sod the sloe gin (unless you like sweet ginnish stuff)

1kg sloes
1kg grapes
500g bananas
pectic enzyme
yeast water

- 5 litres wine ;D

That sounds like it should taste crap. I'll try some when I'm next visit >;)

rileyev
23-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Cheers for that Jolly and gaz.

The plumbs are already falling.

Sorry to hear that Froggy.

Its an age thing and happens to the best of em ;D