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  • Posted in thread: Favorite Berry? on 09-06-2013 at 01:44 AM
    I love Siberian Honeyberries but this year I had trouble with my bushes so didn't get but half
    a pint. Only enough for in a bowl of ice cream, not enough for a mead, maybe next year.

  • Posted in thread: The colour of Mead on 08-12-2013 at 02:44 AM
    I kind of agree with fat bloke, beet root syrup or extract can add an earthy flavor that can be
    off-putting to some. Some other very red additives to consider: red currant syrup by Ikea,
    hibiscus syru...

  • Posted in thread: The colour of Mead on 08-11-2013 at 07:10 PM
    Beet juice as an additional sugar source will add some more red.

  • Posted in thread: Ginger wine (sparkling wine, ale, whatever) on 08-08-2013 at 01:47 AM
    Are you thinking like habaneros? I'm not really diversely informed on peppers, which ones are
    yellow.They are Peruvian peppers, heat is less than Scotch bonnet and packed with a lot of
    flavor. Used in...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger wine (sparkling wine, ale, whatever) on 08-06-2013 at 03:02 AM
    I also love Crabbies and make a hard ginger beer each summer, this year I'm adding some yellow
    hot peppers for an extra bite. I love your recipe, and I sort of get the reason for cloves, but
    why allsp...

  • Posted in thread: How much money do yall speand on honey? on 08-03-2013 at 02:32 AM
    This reminds of my best free honey story. My family was helping a fund raising event for a
    local charity that helps at-risk teens. The place has beehives to help with pollination and I
    was talking to ...

  • Posted in thread: Whiskey Mead? on 07-31-2013 at 02:22 AM
    I love making meads taste like low alcohol whiskey. My technique is to start with a honey that
    has a slight buttery flavor (adding a little Meadowfoam to wildflower works) then ferment till
    dry. Then ...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 07-26-2013 at 09:49 AM
    Here is glass of 4 year old sparkling mead that turned out great. It lost its bubbles really
    quick, but it stayed pitulent and everyone at the table really enjoyed it.

  • Posted in thread: 2013 Hop garden photo thread on 07-09-2013 at 02:47 AM
    Here are the Newport and Hallertau that are second year vines. Already harvested a quart
    container of dried hops. Then here are the first year Newport and Zeus.

  • Posted in thread: How many Gallons of Mead in 2013 on 06-23-2013 at 11:29 AM
    2 gallons of a poppy seed mead4 gallons of a blackberry melomel5 gallons of a Serrano
    pepper/pepper honey capsumel 173.5 + 11 = 184.5