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Posted in thread: Maple Wine Yeast Nutrient Help on 12-30-2014 at 09:31 PM
I have 8 gallons of maple wine (mead made with maple syrup instead of honey) that I pitched
months ago and have had in the basement and just reracked today. three gallons of it had a
bunch of blueberr...
Posted in thread: Pear Cider turned to Gelatin! on 02-20-2014 at 06:17 AM
But would a vinegar mother turn solid? That gelatin at the bottom was as solid as literal
Posted in thread: Pear Cider turned to Gelatin! on 02-19-2014 at 09:46 PM
My buddy had a pear tree with these tiny, hard nasty pears that make your mouth pucker beyond
belief. As we were gathering a bunch of apples at the time to make cider, I decided to get half
a bushel o...
Posted in thread: When do I bottle my mead? on 05-17-2012 at 01:13 AM
For instance, it assumes maple syrup is 66.2% sugar. The syrup I've been getting (grade B,
which the calc has just one syrup listing) was in the low 50's... Over 10% off. While that
might not seem lik...
Posted in thread: When do I bottle my mead? on 05-12-2012 at 06:35 PM
Thanks to all. I'll buy another airlock (the one I used before is my only one, and it is now
back in use making Maple Wine) and pour my mead back into a jug. I'll purchase a hydrometer,
too, since it ...
Posted in thread: When do I bottle my mead? on 05-12-2012 at 12:42 AM
I just bottled (in mason jars) my first batch of mead after about four months of it being in
the gallon jug with the airlock. The airlock had stopped bubbling (to my knowledge) so I
Posted in thread: Ancient Hard Cider: Some Questions on 01-05-2012 at 09:58 PM
Oh no! My dad did store the apples in toilet water! Guess I better drink up the last nine
bottles of cider now that I'm screwed anyhow...
Posted in thread: Ancient Hard Cider: Some Questions on 01-04-2012 at 09:46 PM
Thanks for the replies! I opened it up and had a small taste. I, having not had any experience
with hard cider, enjoyed the smell and thought it tasted all right. When my dad tried it, a
look of surpr...
Posted in thread: Ancient Hard Cider: Some Questions on 01-04-2012 at 07:46 PM
I found a trove of my Father's bottled hard cider made about twenty years ago in the corner of
a cellar. The bottles were frozen to the dirt floor as the building is not heated, and hasn't
been for 10...