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  • Posted in thread: Why with mead is sanitation of fruit not important on 08-16-2016 at 08:07 AM
    Beer has a higher pH, its less acidic, lower alcohol, more prone to infections. No need to
    abandon your beer making skills, except dont heat everything and instead start using some
    potassium metabisul...

  • Posted in thread: 18th and 19th Century American Ciders and "Scrumpy" on 08-05-2016 at 09:17 AM
    l think a lot of the early cider literature is from the Northeast mostly where they would press
    in the fall, ferment in barrels, winter would come and fermentation would greatly slow down,
    then as the...

  • Posted in thread: Bnnt? on 08-04-2016 at 07:43 AM
    I this an English recipe, Youngs, Tins? All that acidic fruit, best to get an acid test kit
    before dumping in a bunch more acid. Tannins make everything better:) WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: Source of Elderflowers on 07-08-2016 at 07:35 AM
    you guys that want to try and elderflower cider a good source of dried elderflowers. WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: cooking wine for fish? on 07-03-2016 at 02:37 AM
    We make a very strong ginger wine to cook with, excellent on fish, really good in stir fry,
    drop a bottle of it in the punch at Christmas, we put in a lot of ginger, it burns if you drink
    it by itself...

  • Posted in thread: Bochet - dutch processed cocoa in primary, cocoa nibs in secondary? on 07-03-2016 at 02:34 AM
    Probably could use a lot more chocolate depending on your taste, you can leave it on the nibs a
    long time, no use worrying about an arbitrary 3 week soak. If you are making a mead what is the
    point of...

  • 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...

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