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  • South Carolina
  • Wife, mom, animal nut, homesteader, do it yourselfer, work on my old vw's, work on my antebellum house.
  • I have a thousand irons
    in the fire
    ,just pick one.
  • Self Employed
  • Jennifer
  • Almost anything.
  • The older the better, usually.
  • I never watch television.
  • The Bible is the only one I read on a daily basis. I love reference material, cook books, most anyt
  • Ham Radio, General Licence since 2004
  • Someone gave me a wine making kit they didn't want way back in the '70's. I made it, and because it was forced to live outside in Florida it turned out horrible. I have just always wanted to try my hand at making wine. Been adding to my collection of 'must haves' for years. This was the year,2007, that I dragged my youngest son with me to pick elderberries for wine. Wonderful outcome!! Very encouraging. Now I have made raspberry and will be making strawberry soon. I also tried beer kits which I have found are a real hoot! I love this hobby.
  • Distilling and Brewing Beer from Homegrown Ingredients
  • Apfelwine 1/4/09
  • Air
  • Elderberry Wine, Raspberry Wine, Irish Stout, American Cream Ale, Wheat Beer, Red Ale, Apfelwine, Soda,
  • I'm not equipped for this process.
  • Female
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Question About Using Bread Yeast on 03-15-2009 at 12:46 PM
    Hi, I was just wondering what bread yeast tops out at alcohol wise. Or if anyone has general
    info about using bread yeast to brew with. Thanks!Jennifer

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Wine but no Champagne Yeast! on 02-17-2009 at 03:21 PM
    Hey, thanks for the link gatus, made a copy of it. Looks like I didn't make too bad of a
    choice. It is comparable to Lalvin EC-1118 which is what I found others using. I'll keep the
    Lalvin 71B-1122 fo...

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Wine but no Champagne Yeast! on 02-17-2009 at 12:47 PM
    I thought I had some champagne yeast, but no. So I am going to use some of the Red Star Premier
    Cuvee instead.Also considered:Lalvin 71B-1122Red Star Cote des BlancsWe'll see how it turns
    out. Everyth...

  • Posted in thread: Infected DJ on 02-17-2009 at 12:40 PM
    Along those lines you might just use a pressure canner, they come in very large sizes and could
    be easier to borrow.Jennifer

  • Posted in thread: Infected DJ on 02-16-2009 at 10:34 PM
    Hi, I bought four DJ's at an estate sale and had to clean out some bugs, pens, paper, and many
    years of grime. I used very hot water with a dish detergent bleach mix. Afterward I aged my
    elderberry wi...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting coca-cola or pepsi on 02-15-2009 at 01:00 AM
    I suppose you could try it with the cola flavoring you buy to make your own. I don't know what
    you would use for the 'base'.Yes, I have wondered about it too.Jennifer

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein: Reusing Yeast on 02-14-2009 at 10:12 PM
    Cool! That's kinda what I figured too, or I wouldn't have done it. I am very careful about
    sanitation too. We'll just roll with it and then get overstocked on Apfelwein too.Thank you
    very much,Jennife...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein: Reusing Yeast on 02-14-2009 at 08:08 PM
    What are the consequences of continually adding apple juice to the old sediment (not clarifying
    the old yeast)? Will it affect the flavor? Just wondering, because that is what I just did.
    Wanted to se...

  • Posted in thread: Husband Dumps Out Store Bought on 02-14-2009 at 07:40 PM
    uh, no. Maybe try Craigs List or something. They're getting pretty good with cloning these
    days, but I wouldn't want to unleash any carbon copies of me on the world. Enough trouble
    already.;)Hey Petun...

  • Posted in thread: Husband Dumps Out Store Bought on 02-14-2009 at 07:22 PM
    This is funny. My husband bought an assortment of beers from around the world and I don't know
    how many he has tried and dumped. He says my beers are way better. This must be true, because I
    would nev...

Primary: High Gravity's Desiree Cream Ale - Welch's Frozen Concentrate Wine - Strawberry Wine which is looking beautiful btw - Apfelwein No. 4 Bottled and getting bubbly --> 3rd batch of Apfelwein Bottled: Elderberry Wine --> Good Stuff! Done and Drinking: Irish Stout, American Cream Ale, EdWort's Apfelwein, American Wheat Ale excellent now that it has aged, Raspberry wine: too wonderful for words! Red Ale Pantry is getting crowded again