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Posted in thread: High FG on Old Jube clone - low temp to blame? on 12-30-2012 at 02:38 AM
Hi all, Just bottled my Old Jubilation clone (Avery). 3 lbs light DME5 lbs 5 oz light LME1 lb 2
row pale malt13 oz Special roast13 oz Victory malt1.6 oz chocolate0.8 oz black malt3.2 oz
Posted in thread: How to measure IG with floating fruit? on 08-21-2012 at 02:08 AM
First time fruit wine maker! I recently started some cantaloupe wine by melonballing the
cantaloupe instead of pressing it for juice. Topped it off with water and added sugar. Is there
any way to meas...
Posted in thread: Cantaloupe Country Wine - Super active but smells funny on 08-21-2012 at 01:53 AM
Hey so I just added some wild grapes from the neighborhood to add a little tannin quality, and
it smells and tastes good now! I read about some fruit wines that you let the fruit + water sit
Posted in thread: Cantaloupe Country Wine - Super active but smells funny on 08-21-2012 at 01:28 AM
Is it a sour flavor? Right now, its so early, all I can taste is sweet and cantaloupe but I
wonder what's going to happen as the sugars ferment away. I'm a huge fan of sours though so
maybe if I wait ...
Posted in thread: warm temperature sweet recipe on 08-20-2012 at 04:22 AM
You could try going supertraditional. Meaning - raw honey, dilute 1 parts honey to 4 parts
water and let the wild honey yeasts rehydrate and do their thing. I did it this summer in
Colorado while its ...
Posted in thread: Funky batches on 08-20-2012 at 04:17 AM
I always thought the mead needed some acid and some tannins to turn about balanced. Maybe your
pH was off during fermentation? But yeah, it seems like aging can really balance things out
Posted in thread: Melomel clearing on 08-20-2012 at 04:12 AM
It looks separated to me. I would rack the top stuff and if you really think there is something
useful in the "cloud" maybe suck some of that up as well. I like the idea of racking the clear
Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation. Is it too late to add lemon? on 08-20-2012 at 04:08 AM
If you want the flavor, I would think zesting is the best way to go. Or if you want to be more
traditional about it, just cut up and throw a whole lemon in there! But yeah, a little at a
time, you can...
Posted in thread: Cantaloupe Country Wine - Super active but smells funny on 08-19-2012 at 08:19 PM
Hey all,Not sure where else to put this, but since it uses fruit like cider does...I came into
two very, very ripe cantaloupes and decided to try to make country wine out of it (idea from
Katz's The A...