When making home wine - what does "to strain" it mean?!

Question: When making home wine - what does "to strain" it mean!?
I'm planning on making some marrow rum!. I've got the recipe, but don't understand the following phrase:

"After the liquid is finished, add yeast and yeast nutrient!. Strain into fermentation jar fit airlock!."

What does it mean, to strain it!?

also, does anyone know where I can get yeast and yeast nutrient from, and also where I can get a fermentation jar fit airlock from, or what I can use instead!.

Thanks for your help!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

It means pass the liquid through a sieve!. I always line the sieve with a piece of muslin (old sterilised net curtain will do)!. You can get the yeast etc from Wilkinsons, they have a pretty decent selection of wine making equipment and ingredients and they are really cheap!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Strain means to sieve or filter!.!.!.!.to get big bits out!. When making wine you use a fine sieve or a cloth!. You filter /strain/sieve the wine (it takes time) into a demijohn and when it's been sieved the remaining liquid is clearer!. When the wine has fermented in the demijohns (don't forget the traps/airlocks at the top to let the CO2 out and prevent O2 getting in) you could filter again (using a wine filter this time) to put it in bottles!.!.!.it's then crystal clear, like the wines you buy!.
You can buy yeast, yeast nutrients, locks etc in many shops, they are cheap and better than anything you can make yourself!. Buy a book on winemaking!.!.!.!.!.it tells you what to do, step by step!.

'Dels replies' is being pedantic!.!.!.!.straining and filtering is the same except that with straining you use a coarser 'sieve'!.!.!.!.cloth, whereas when you filter into bottles you use a finer 'sieve'!.!.!.filter paper!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Oh quite a few places sell home wine making equipment!. In UK not so many as years ago, but still at Wilkinson's,, Boots used to, but not sure now, Look on line, Google wine making!.!.!. Oh to strain is to remove larger pieces of fruit , it is not filtering ,, A strainer like a flour sieve or similar !.!. The jar is usually a demijohn !.!. By the way I have a shed full of jars and accessories from 20 years ago when I made some lovely wines !. A habit or hobby I no longer follow , Sugar started to get too expensive , Www@FoodAQ@Com

It means pass the liquid through a strainer!. A strainer that is used in the kitchen is sometimes not fine enough so get a piece of muslin and line the strainer with it or put it (the muslin) in funnel, and presto!! you have a strainer for the job!.
However, in this case a fine kitchen strainer may be sufficient!.
Happy brewingWww@FoodAQ@Com

sieve it, to get the big bits out and just leave a liquid (which is easier to Fine and Bottle later on)

Boots used to sell it, but there are some online shops and the odd high street shop (my nearest one is in widnes, but he is good so i dont hold that against him)!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If there is no home brew shop near you, go to the Winemaker (magazine) website and click on Reader Resources!. That will give you links to the advertisers' catalogs!. A few layers of cheesecloth will suffice to strain the liquid!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Strain it to save just the liquid, and for supplies check this site out:


Wine and beer making shops sell all that stuff and will give you advice on how to use it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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