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Stocky_S 09-28-2012 07:40 PM

Honeydew Melon Wine And Whats Your Craziest Brew
No i haven't gone clinically insane (yet anyway).
I was sitting down looking at brew related googlestuffs, and decided i wanted to make a neutral-ish flavored alcohol.
Soooo looking around home all i could come across was a melon, so i boiled it, mashed it added 500g of sugar, let it cool to 36C and pitched Alison bread yeast (my favorite even over brewing yeast for both flavour and reliability).
now I'm just waiting for it to take then i'll top it up to 1 gal.

Anyways i thought I'd post on here for 2 reasons:
Firstly: to poll above on how you guys think it'll turn out
Secondly: to ask what the weirdest brew you guys have done is


DisturbdChemist 09-28-2012 08:32 PM

I successfully made a Jalapeno/Cucumber mead. I'm definitely going to make a bigger batch of this soon because the small amount i have will not last for long. You can taste the refreshing cucumber and a sweet jalapeno with no heat. Both shine through and life is good

springmom 09-28-2012 09:51 PM

!!!!! Chemist, please post that recipe! That sounds rather (insanely) awesome.

DisturbdChemist 09-29-2012 02:34 AM

Let me check the recipe and ill post it in the mead recipe section. It's awesome. Got some in a competition, I want to see if I blow the judges away lol

Stocky_S 09-29-2012 11:31 AM

That sounds amazing chemist, especially to someone who loves chillies.

As for an update, there definite fermentation and its bubbling fairly well, i forgot to take S.G but luckily i own a Alchometer so will get a rough % from that when its finished, i'm reckoning a 5-6%.

anyone else with crazy brews?


andyn11 09-30-2012 10:57 AM

Ive gota gallon of rubarb wine on the go ... Not been brewing long so thats the most extreme ive tried

Stocky_S 09-30-2012 12:35 PM

That sounds rather nice :mug:

andyn11 09-30-2012 02:21 PM

My mum got me 1.5kg of rubarb to try some ... Got it mushed and strained after a 24hr soak and its passed the 1st stage ... Racked it once now and its a nice pale pink colour ... Had a little taste and altho its abit sweet at the moment its very tastey compared to the "kits" ive done ... Think its worked out about 3 for the galon so i cant argue at all ... Still needs another couple of racks and needs degassed but i can begin to see about a 1cm area ontop of clear pinkish wine

And after only starting it off my mum came in with a further 7kg of rubarb "since i like rubarb wine" ???? I hadnt even tried it yet but cant knock free supplies

If it turns out anygood ill use the rest and maybe pass out some bottles among friends for 2 per bottle lol (since everyone i tell about my wine making ask to buy some)

DisturbdChemist 10-01-2012 12:06 AM


Originally Posted by springmom (Post 4453643)
!!!!! Chemist, please post that recipe! That sounds rather (insanely) awesome.

Here is my recipe


Let me know what you think:D

springmom 10-01-2012 12:43 AM


Originally Posted by DisturbdChemist

Oh yeah. Commented on the recipe with a couple of questions :-)

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