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Red Altar Wine 02

Red Altar wine serves a few functions, the first is it is cheap and easy to make. Next this wine is designed so it can be made at any time of the year and last it can be consumed as soon as it is ready and still be palatable.

Red Altar wine is made from a mix of ingredients, this allows it to cover a general purpose usage in magic and wiccan work. This also means it can be adapted as the wheel turns. Due to the mix of ingredients the wine can also be empowered for any purpose.

A description of the wine
The wine is a medium bodied red, it was roughly a 3 on the wine scale and had a very nice black berry flavour. When it is consumed fresh it can be a bit acidic but it does loose this with age, t is still very drinkable though.

Ingredients, to make 5 Gallons or 30 bottles
(Divide by 5 for 1 Gallon)

                        Instructions

  1. Wash the ginger in the sink, then on a clean work surface give the Ginger some good bashes with a rolling pin or something similar to bruise it. Then place it in a bowl and set aside for a few hours for the bruising to take effect.
  2. Follow the usual steps for cleaning and sterilising all of the equipment.
  3. Pour the sugar into your fermentation vessel.
  4. Bring a gallon of water to the boil and pour onto the sugar.
  5. Stir the sugar until dissolved.
  6. Pour the red grape concentrate into the Fermentation vessel.
  7. Add the dried Elderberries to the fermentation vessel.
  8. In a saucepan or bowl mash the Black berries and Black currants  fruit to a pulp and add to the fermentation vessel.
  9. After the ginger has rested a while cut into thin slices no more than 5mm and bring to the boil in a large pan, then continue to simmer for a further 15 minutes.
  10. After the ginger has simmered gently pour into the fermentation vessel.
  11. Bring fermentation vessel to the correct level with the remaining water and add yeast and shake or stir well.
  12. Place lid and or insert your air lock and leave to ferment.
  13. Continue with usual stages once fermentation has finished.
  14. See Basic wine making for further instructions.
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