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Posted in thread: Missing an ingredient? on 08-01-2015 at 04:22 PM
You can change if you don't have it. Need an acid added but don't have and don't want to drive
across town for one ingredient use a lemon, guesstimate one whole lemon = about a teaspoon of
acid. No cl...
Posted in thread: Cheap old ba$tard made left-overs into wine on 02-04-2013 at 09:23 PM
I love the idea of combining the unrackable portions and leftover fruit to make something new.
It would be interesting to see what that yeast did.I just started using a back to hold my fruit
Posted in thread: Cheap old ba$tard made left-overs into wine on 02-04-2013 at 08:00 PM
Never thought about pouring dregs from carboys into a jug before...Did you get a ton of lees
from that?I poured over what liquid was left behind, usually about a quarter of a cups worth
Posted in thread: Mead making without chemical energizer amd nutrients on 02-03-2013 at 05:25 PM
I frequently use raisins as a nutrient and they add tannin. I use available citrus - orange,
lime or lemon instead of acid blend. Since I am so close to Mexico papaya is readily available
here I use a...
Posted in thread: Cheap old ba$tard made left-overs into wine on 02-03-2013 at 02:27 AM
What are "leftover" wines?Never have anything left in a bottle.Good one Doc!
Posted in thread: Cheap old ba$tard made left-overs into wine on 02-02-2013 at 07:17 PM
I had about a 1/3 full bottle of grape juice that apparently I cross-contaminated with wine
yeast. It was bubbling away, so I tasted it. It tasted like a juice fermenting into wine. I had
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Pie Mead (fermented in a pumpkin) on 11-05-2012 at 11:19 PM
My pumpkin mead cleared really fast. Mine came out very dry so I did a big back sweetening. It
sure does taste very good when sweetened, that dry stuff scared me. With the added sweetness
the pumpkin ...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Pie Mead (fermented in a pumpkin) on 10-25-2012 at 06:33 PM
I racked mine to secondary and shortly racked again because of the buildup of pumpkin pulp at
the bottom. My original 1+ gallon of must is down to about 3/5 gallon now. Kind of
disappointing on yield....
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Pie Mead (fermented in a pumpkin) on 10-24-2012 at 10:39 PM
I JUST pitched my yeast on a 2.5 gallon batch last night. Believe it or not, the pumpkin held
almost 2.75 gallons, so it was perfect! Also picked up a nice 3-gallon glass carboy for
secondary while I ...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Pie Mead (fermented in a pumpkin) on 10-15-2012 at 12:54 AM
I got only 8 days in my primary pumpkin. I went ahead and did pumpkin wine in one pumpkin and
in another pumpkin cider. I grated the flesh of a couple off all sugar pumpkins and added to
the primary. ...