Blackberry Wine and Apple Cider Vinegar making

Fermenting blackberry wine, apple cider vinegar

The autumnal harvest continues in Somerset, and so do my experiments in fermenting and home-brewing. The latest projects are blackberry wine, and apple cider vinegar.

Fermenting blackberry wine and airlock

Fermenting bucket and airlock

Each round of fermenting wine takes about 10 days to make. The vinegar is a lot longer to ferment, about three months from start to finish.

Fermenting bucket black berry wine

Fermenting must

I am always forgetting to take more photos when I work by myself – does anyone else just find sometimes they look up to find hours have passed by, and the job is now done?

homebrew blackberry wine

…and the apple cider vinegar.

The vinegar must is glugging away contentedly in its demijohn. Sometimes in the quiet of night it is very companionable.

I am excited about trying the first batch to clean…stuff. Articles praising the cleaning properties of Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV) are very common and adding this to my repertoire of ‘things I don’t have to buy at the store’ would be great, providing ACV works as advertised.

Fermenting apples cider vinegar making

The vinegar is a great one to make at this time of year due to the apple glut, because you can save the peels and scraps from other large-scale apple cookups such as making fruit leather and it will all ferment away merrily together!

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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