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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,
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
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