I have 1.7kg of brambles, 1.4 kg of blackcurrants and around 950g of rasps defrosting with a crushed campden, 2 litres of bottled water and a kilo of sugar at the moment. I will let this thaw and then mash up before adding some yeast nutrient and whatever else comes to mind, I will let you know. I am going to try some different yeast this time around - Lalvin Nouveau (71B-1122) instead of the wilko gear. I am also going to top this up with red grape juice and will aim for 10 litres at around 14%.
Reading up on this, when sober, reveals that I need around 2640g sugar per 10 litres to get a 14% wine. The sugar yield from the fruit is in the area of 7% so that gives 70g per kilo = 280g plus I added a kilo of table sugar so I have 1,280g so far. As I am aiming for 10 litres then I need to add 1,360g of sugar which will be a combination of mainly table sugar and some sugar from the red grape juice which I need to work out.
that's making me thirsty mate good luck dude
I like my water with barley and hops