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Posted in thread: Pear Mead from juice/pulp on 10-03-2016 at 06:58 PM
I've made fruit mead before with good luck and have wanted to again. After collecting honey for
a while from a friend who keeps bees I now have enough for a batch of mead - at least 3 gallons
Posted in thread: hot water and wine on 11-02-2013 at 04:14 PM
After a racking it tastes delightful so all seems well...
Posted in thread: best way to add fruit to secondary on 11-02-2013 at 04:13 PM
Just an update...bottled the beer a month ago and just had some. Very tasty with a slight berry
taste. It has a bit of a fruit haze but I am not picky. Even my husband who is meh about beer
likes it v...
Posted in thread: Murky on 09-16-2013 at 12:09 PM
Second attempt strawberry ale. First bath Input the fruit in the hot wort and added pectinase
and it was tasty. This batch i racked the beer onto frozen thawed fruit in the secondary with
Posted in thread: Bottling cider on 09-08-2013 at 06:07 PM
Ok-my first batch of cider/ apfelwein is ready. Fermented 5 weeks and settled out clear. I want
to make half of it still, cork some to try in a year or so, but most to drink in the next few
Posted in thread: hot water and wine on 08-30-2013 at 05:32 PM
Whew - :fro:that's good to know. Crossing my fingers...
Posted in thread: hot water and wine on 08-28-2013 at 11:06 PM
I racked my apricot wine over off the fruit into a carbuoy and added some boiled water to fill
up headspace...and unfortunately someone had recently boiled it for tea and I added hot water
to my wine....
Posted in thread: best way to add fruit to secondary on 08-28-2013 at 10:57 PM
Just curious -after a few weeks with the fruit should I rack it again from the pail off into a
carbuoy to clear or just bottle it? It hasn't foamed up as much as last time at all...I would
think it wo...
Posted in thread: best way to add fruit to secondary on 08-22-2013 at 07:52 PM
From what I understand pectinase helps dissolve the pectin produced by heating some fruits and
helps clarify wines and beer. I've used it in malomels and wines and gotten nice clear product.
I think I...
Posted in thread: best way to add fruit to secondary on 08-22-2013 at 12:17 PM
Well, last night I racked the beer 5 days brewed onto 6 lb half thawed strawberries in a brew
pail after mashing the fruit a bit with a potato masher. With the fruit in the pail it was a
perfect fit w...