The Sloes are ready, gin time again.

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  1. cranky

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    pineapple vodka can be a bit tricky, you mustn't leave the pineapple in too long, its only about 12 days if I remember rightly. best google it.
    (and don't try eating the pineapple when you remove it!! its rank!)
     
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  2. Keypresser

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    3 liters of sloe gin on the go.
    should be ready for christmas, hic hic.
     
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    How about this, freeze distillation ... all you need is a freezer.
     
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    What gin do you use? Do you use a cheap supermarket own brand or do you need a better one? Also do you have a recipe that you could recommend.

    I saw loads of sloes on the downs last year but didn't pick any. I'd like to have a go this year as I'm rather partial to a drop of gin! ;)
     
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    Lots of sloes on this year Mike, trouble is need a fireman’s ladder to reach them.:)
     
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  6. Keypresser

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    Just got 2L of cherry brandy one the go and done some damson gin.
    The sloes are still a bit under ripe in north wales but picked ours down south.
    Damson gin is very similar in taste to sloe gin.

    For beginners clean a wine bottle, put about 1" of caster sugar in, wash and dry your sloes, prick with a fork or freeze for 3 days. Put enough sloes in ti 2/3 fill the bottle.
    Top up with cheap london gin.
    Screw cap on and shake every day until the sugar has desolved.
    After about 6-8 weeks, strain, drink and enjoy.
    Some add more sugar, less sloes etc etc, personal choice.
    You can always add more sugar later to taste but you cant take it out if you put too much in to start with.
     
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    we have loads of sloes this year , hanging like grapes but very small , dont think they will come to much.
     

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