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  • Wine maker since 2008... I'm hooked. Grow much of my own food.
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  • Posted in thread: Dandelion Wine on 05-21-2011 at 02:36 PM
    Bulk aging is always preferable.... as long as you don't need the carboy!! I try to age all my
    country wines 9-12 months in bulk, then bottle.Debbie

  • Posted in thread: Dandelion Wine on 05-13-2011 at 09:57 PM
    It's really easier and less time consuming to process them right in the field. Pick, grab and
    twist the yellow, toss the stem and green over your back. They tend to close up once picked and
    take forev...

  • Posted in thread: Dandelion Wine - Ginger Clove on 05-12-2011 at 10:16 PM
    It's about a quart of loosely packed flowers... per gallon.If you see a white dandelion, it
    probably isn't a dandelion. NEVER use flowers that aren't 100% identifiable as edible.Debbie

  • Posted in thread: Spiced Rhubarb Wine on 05-12-2011 at 10:13 PM
    In the original recipe it was far more!!! As you notice, it's only in there a few days during
    fermentation. During aging, you could add more if needed, but it will overpower if left too

  • Posted in thread: Spiced Rhubarb Wine on 05-11-2011 at 12:09 AM
    Here is the requested recipe.1 Gallon5lb rhubarb6 pts water2.5# sugar1/2 oz precipitated chalk
    (calcium carbonate)- needed to decrease acid and allow the yeast to multiply1/4tsp tannin1tsp
    nutrient1 c...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee - Starting with Dry Yeast on 04-12-2011 at 10:46 PM
    I believe the original recipe has 2 paths... one for fast clearing and one to clear
    naturally.Those comments on the website have been there a while. Skeeter Pee has been around a
    while, and now, there...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee - Starting with Dry Yeast on 04-11-2011 at 09:59 PM
    IF you have never aged Skeeter Pee... how can you say it doesn't improve with age?I HAVE aged
    some... for 15 months... and it keeps changing, just like any wine. I like the way it changes
    with time. T...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee sanity check on 04-08-2011 at 02:44 AM
    I didn't take time to read it. ReaLemon may be about the same... I never read that either!I
    usually get mine from Aldi's.Debbie

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee sanity check on 04-07-2011 at 09:37 PM
    I just saw lemon juice at the dollar store... for, guess what??$1!!!!Why didn't I think of that
    before? I don't usually GO to the dollar store!Debbie

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry wine question on 03-31-2011 at 09:53 PM
    You can make a new starter... once it is roaring... feed it a cup of your wine every hour or
    so... get it used to the environment... when a bunch of it is roaring along... pitch the whole
    thing in the...