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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
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...