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Posted in thread: Meza Luna problem on 12-26-2011 at 04:14 AM
Here's an update on the Mezza Luna. I have opened several bottles now during the Holidays and
given several away. This is a very nice semi-sweet white wine, and it is also sparkling. It's a
Posted in thread: Looking for spruce ale recipes on 12-02-2011 at 04:00 AM
I should have noted also to boil 5 minutes after the last tip addition.
Posted in thread: Looking for spruce ale recipes on 12-01-2011 at 02:57 AM
I just made a pretty good spruce tip ale. I picked the spruce tips from my backyard when they
were very young and froze them until I was ready to brew. Boil 1 1/2 gallons water.Add 1 oz of
tips, 1/2 o...
Posted in thread: How to brew with Ground Ivy on 06-18-2011 at 04:46 AM
This version came out pretty good. It is rich tasting. The GI is less prominent though - a
sourness that seems to complement the fruitiness of the cascade hops I used. The sour
bitterness is also some...
Posted in thread: How to brew with Ground Ivy on 05-29-2011 at 03:33 AM
Here's my new Ground Ivy Ale recipe:Gather a collander of Ground Ivy, about 4 oz fresh.Boil 1
gallon waterAdd 3.3 # light LME + 1 # corn sugarBoil, add 1 oz 5.0 AA cascadesBoil 15 minutes,
Posted in thread: How to brew with Ground Ivy on 05-29-2011 at 03:24 AM
After refrigerating some, I like this Ground Ivy Ale better. It's not bad for summer.
Posted in thread: How to brew with Ground Ivy on 05-27-2011 at 03:26 AM
I made about 5 cups of tea with a collander full of fresh ground ivy - probably about 1/2
gallon and added it to the wort to make a 2-gallon batch. The beer is kind of thin. The OG was
only 1.040, but...
Posted in thread: Tomato Wine on 05-04-2011 at 12:54 AM
I used 1/4 cup sugar per gallon, and less than 1 tbsp salt per gallon. I have to say though,
the unsweetened, unsalted wine is so delicious I still can't believe it. It has a subtle
sweetness to it th...
Posted in thread: How to brew with Ground Ivy on 04-30-2011 at 02:50 AM
The ground ivy is beginning to grow like crazy here in Pennsylvania. I tried making a ground
ivy ale last year and something went seriously wrong. It tasted awful. Very sour. I gathered
the ground ivy...
Posted in thread: Gravity Points from Rice on 04-16-2011 at 04:04 AM
I don't know what Belgian Strong Malt is either. That was the label on the bag. I threw the bag
away after I made my notes, so I can't even look at it again now. It looked light in color,
like some ca...