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  • Posted in thread: Sweet Russet cider from ciderworks on 11-26-2014 at 11:36 AM
    Dropped into the local real ciderworks this weekend, Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Jefferson
    MD, they had pressed Roxburry Russets, Golden Russets and a few Redfields and aromatic apples
    for a very co...

  • Posted in thread: First time pear wine on 11-26-2014 at 11:26 AM
    What was the purpose of cutting and coring first before mashing them? If you guys want real
    pear taste you have to use 100% pear juice and even that can be light tasting depending on the
    pear variety ...

  • Posted in thread: Elderberry Danish Mead on 11-23-2014 at 08:19 PM
    Try making a batch without boiling all the aromatics off of your wonderful honey and see if
    there is a difference. Why are you bothering with juicing the elderberries instead of just
    putting them into...

  • Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 11-23-2014 at 08:13 PM
    You need a bigger pot, the honey will foam up, we did 5 gallons of honey in a 25 gallon brewers
    tank and it tried to come out. What is the brown sugar for when you already have honey? Just go
    by your ...

  • Posted in thread: Brett Eating Cider Chunks? on 11-20-2014 at 08:01 AM
    Your yeast isnt done eating the sugars yet. Why in the world did you boil the cider? You could
    have just stirred the sugar into the cider without heating up the cider. WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: Cider ready and... mold on 11-18-2014 at 08:05 AM
    Next question is why did it happen? Lots of airspace in that carboy. Did you sulfite the must
    when you started? I just found some white floaties in a batch of cider I did not using sulfites
    on purpose...

  • Posted in thread: Tart, bitter, tart, wow!! on 11-15-2014 at 12:53 PM
    Is it actually bitter like from tannins or is that just part of being to tart? Also your CO2 in
    there is going to add to the tartness. WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: Aloe wine on 11-14-2014 at 01:05 AM
    I have to ask if you know what persimmons are? They grow on a tree, maybe in a thicket they
    might look like canes but I have never heard them associated with canes before. I like to use
    honey whenever...

  • Posted in thread: Butch T Scorpion Cider on 11-13-2014 at 08:18 AM
    We grew the Butch Ts for the first time this year, they got over 5 feet tall in WV and very
    hot. I can easily see how 2 ounces of the extract would easily be enough. I am soaking some
    right now to add...

  • Posted in thread: Mead essence? on 11-13-2014 at 08:08 AM
    If you dont make a real mead what is the point of adding flavoring to a jug of distilled, you
    could just make some fake honey and ferment that, WVMJ

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