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  • Wine,cooking,gardening,preserving,karaoke
  • Lon DePoppe
  • Amateur wine maker, haven't tried making beer yet. I have a small vineyard and orchard, but I also make kit wines, and of course, Skeeter Pee.
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  • Saint James, MN US
  • MN


  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 10-11-2012 at 03:11 AM
    So here is a question. Why the 1/3rd cup of juice when making the sugar invert? Why not just
    use water and add all the juice at once?When making invert sugar, what you are doing is taking
    a long chain...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 08-28-2012 at 04:28 PM
    Sorbate is an ingredient in my wine conditioner! Yipeee cheers!Be cautious using wine
    conditioner. It's not a bad product, you just need to understand how it works. The sorbate in a
    bottle of wine con...

  • Posted in thread: Good Hard lemonade on 07-10-2012 at 04:47 PM
    Hey guys,It's recently gotten really hot where I'm at (past 3 days 98+) and apparently won't be
    getting much lower than 91 for a while. I'm in an apartment with no a/c, so I've had to make
    due with te...

  • Posted in thread: sketter? on 07-10-2012 at 04:44 PM
    I don't top mine off when it is like yours. The lemon doesn't oxidize as fast as some other
    juices, and I like to leave room for the sugar addition when it is time to sweeten before

  • Posted in thread: Starting to think degassing is an unachievable feat.... on 07-10-2012 at 04:42 PM
    If you're going to make wine on a regular basis, you might want to go with vacuum degassing. I
    bought a brake bleeder pump from Harbor Freight Tools for something like $30. Been using it for
    over 5 ye...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 06-17-2012 at 07:24 PM
    Dave, Skeeter Pee is a fun and delicious drink for hot weather consumption, especially for
    those who don't have beer as their first choice. While your quest may not produce optimal
    results, I think we...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee ABV on 04-15-2012 at 11:55 PM
    I've had batches ready to bottle in as little as 20 days. Starting with a good yeast population
    helps tremendously.

  • Posted in thread: Dandelion wine on 04-15-2012 at 11:52 PM
    My wife found her grandfather's dandelion wine recipe a few years ago while we were clearing
    out her grandmother's house. She told me about her memories of gathering dandelions for him
    when she was ve...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 04-15-2012 at 11:40 PM
    ive got my batch fermenting like a champ right now, but looking at the directions it calls for
    what seems to be like 4 or 5 racks into different vessels.. how important to you think this is?
    i underst...

  • Posted in thread: Just starting out making wine on 03-18-2012 at 08:35 PM
    Not at all! the only reason to degas it to get a young wine ready to bottle. With warmer
    temperatures and time, it should degas itself just fine.I find that some wines release their
    gas readily. Other...

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