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  • Posted in thread: Plum Wine Opinion Needed on 05-26-2016 at 07:25 AM
    Plums have a lot of pulp and a big seed, so like 12 pounds for a gallon depending, make sure to
    use pectinase. What kind of plums? They can have so much acid that 100% juice is tough to do if
    you wont...

  • Posted in thread: Crab apple wine? on 05-19-2016 at 07:24 AM
    Maybe start a new thread with your recipe and technique, WVMJCrab Apples fermented with Jack
    Daniels wood chips! (Apple Jack)Of all my wines this was the most impressive wine I have made
    so far!! The ...

  • Posted in thread: Mulberry Questions on 05-18-2016 at 11:20 PM
    Pick and freeze, pick and freeze, repeat often until you get enough to do a 100% juice, NO
    water added for the best mulberry wine. If you raise the SG up a little with honey its even
    better. If you dr...

  • Posted in thread: Mulberry Wine from Juice on 05-12-2016 at 11:01 PM
    The more mulberries the better, 100% juice is perfect. One thing about mulberries is they can
    give a lot of off flavors and odors early, did you steam juice these, if you steamed them then
    you might n...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry Melomel question on 05-12-2016 at 10:52 PM
    Are strawberries super expensive where you live or something? Add some more in there and give
    it a good swirl. WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry Wine on 05-10-2016 at 07:32 AM
    You would be lucky if your strawberries are at 1.06 SG, plenty of room to calculate how much
    sugar to honey to add to 100% fruit. We typically buy frozen strawberries, thaw them out, crush
    them and ad...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry Wine on 05-09-2016 at 11:05 PM
    30 pounds is about enough for 3 gallons of really good strawberry wine. You say you wish they
    tasted stronger and only want to use 3lb/gal?? Dont add any water, just sugar, pectinase and
    even if you f...

  • Posted in thread: Brood and pollen as nutrients? on 05-05-2016 at 11:05 PM
    Whole Hive Mead. We trimmed up some comb from a top bar hive and ended up with a lot of drone
    brood, pollen and everything else mixed in with honeycomb, just squished it all up in lukewarm
    water, you ...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Mead Free or Die results posted on 05-02-2016 at 11:59 PM
    Dont ever let what some judge thinks of your meads matter too much to you, make the meads you
    like, you are not making them for the judges to drink:) One thing I dont like in some of the
    comps is the ...

  • Posted in thread: What is turning blue? on 04-26-2016 at 11:08 PM
    ph dependent color shifts, alkaline cleaners turn anthocyanins in the wine bluish which more
    acidic cleaners turn them more red. Easy to test for yourself, just add a few grains of your
    cleaner to a s...

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