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  • Posted in thread: "Cuties" orange mead on 06-05-2012 at 06:43 PM
    Can I adapt this for a 6 gal Carboy?

  • Posted in thread: Dates vs sugar? on 06-04-2012 at 02:23 PM
    Now I only need to get dates to grow in Iowa and I'm set. I think I'll try a 1 gal batch and
    see what happens. Thanks!!

  • Posted in thread: Dates vs sugar? on 06-02-2012 at 08:37 PM
    Nice!! Jealous of your tree! That recipe sounds killer.So is it 15 lbs of dates?

  • Posted in thread: Dates vs sugar? on 06-02-2012 at 02:50 AM
    I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere, just not feeling witty at the moment. But I am
    wondering: has anyone tried fermenting dates? On their own, or in a wine/cider/beer?It seems
    like they have a...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 05-24-2012 at 03:56 PM
    This was the first Apfelwein I made, and it was fantastic. I've been playing around with it
    though. I made it with 5 lbs honey (costco) instead of dextrose. I like the flavor a little
    more, and the AP...

  • Posted in thread: Apple pear vanilla bean? on 05-24-2012 at 03:28 PM
    I've heard of adding canned fruit - what ratio do you think for a 3 gal batch?

  • Posted in thread: Apple pear vanilla bean? on 05-17-2012 at 02:11 PM
    I was afraid of that. Well, I picked up a couple bottles to experiment with anyway. It will be
    good practice between now and when I can get fresh fruit in the fall.

  • Posted in thread: Apple pear vanilla bean? on 05-15-2012 at 09:50 PM
    I've made 2 batches of apple wine so far. One kegged, the other still clearing. I want to try
    an apple pear mix. And a couple vanilla beans.I'm thinking:Bottled apple juiceBottled or canned
    pear (juic...

  • Posted in thread: apple/pear/vanilla? on 05-15-2012 at 03:45 PM
    Hi there. I'm new to all of this. So far I have only made 2 batches of apple wine. One with
    bottled juice and dextrose, the other with honey.Wondering... can I modify those recipes to
    include pear jui...