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Windfall Rhubarb

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I kid you not.
The gales of last weekend did little damage here, but did cause damage to one of our rhubarb plants.
This one grows stalks about 4ft long, and about 3" in circomference.
Several were snapped off, so now reside in the freezer, awaiting some buddies for rhubarb wine.

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Spot on Robert...I've got about 8 kg of 'barb sat in the freezer waiting, looking at doing some more jam, then start a 25 lt wine with the rest,??? Still have loads up the garden.

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Icefever wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:01 am
Spot on Robert...I've got about 8 kg of 'barb sat in the freezer waiting, looking at doing some more jam, then start a 25 lt wine with the rest,??? Still have loads up the garden.
Works will infused with some neutral and a bit of sugar too
I'm not under the affluence of incahol, thinkle only peep I am. Its just the drunker I sit here the longer I get.

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Rhubarb is not really blessed with a lot of flavour is it?
tried to make a Rhubarb and Ginger Gin last year.
Gave up after three attempts. :cry:
Mirror-signal-manoeuvre.

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gaza the instructor wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Rhubarb is not really blessed with a lot of flavour is it?
tried to make a Rhubarb and Ginger Gin last year.
Gave up after three attempts. :cry:
How were you trying to get the rhubarb flavour, was it a sputnik affair or multiple different attempts?
May be worth trying a maceration of the rhubarb added back into the output?

(I can't work out how questioning gaza on gin making technique is making me feel right now :D :shock: :| )
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gaza the instructor wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Rhubarb is not really blessed with a lot of flavour is it?
tried to make a Rhubarb and Ginger Gin last year.
Gave up after three attempts. :cry:
Me and you too buddy. I made mine into rhubarb vinegar
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gaza the instructor wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Rhubarb is not really blessed with a lot of flavour is it?
tried to make a Rhubarb and Ginger Gin last year.
Gave up after three attempts. :cry:
I dunnoe.
Had lockdown dinner guests around tonight.
What's that I ask?
After pouring glasses of last years rhubarb wine.
2 out of 3 got it, I was the third, and didnt count.


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Rhubarb crumble , yes and wine I get,but Gin. Well I had been asked.
I think this is another example of "as i call it" cheating.
They make a Gin with no Rhubarb in it at all, Hatty Jakes would be
proud. Then they pour concetrate in after. :evil: :o :mrgreen: :x
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Icefever wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:01 am
Spot on Robert...I've got about 8 kg of 'barb sat in the freezer waiting, looking at doing some more jam, then start a 25 lt wine with the rest,??? Still have loads up the garden.
My first attempt at your recipe, was great.
The next finished very sweet, but was a good base for Ginger infused wine.
Looking forward to this years attempt.
And it will be large, 25 or 50 litres.

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