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  • I got into home brewing after my Grandmother died. In a back bedroom at her house, we discovered two bottles of my Grampa's wine -- Strawberry and Sugar Plum. Mind you, Grampa died in 1987, when I was 11. I grew up hearing about his wine but knowing I would never get to drink it. Upon discovering these two bottles, I went crazy with anticipation. I was hoping beyond hope that they would be palatable still, but one was bottle in 1968, and the other 1971, so I didn't hold out too much hope. After Granny's memorial, at the family get together, we cracked open the two bottles. Not only were they still palatable, they were DELICIOUS! Absolutely amazing. And very potent -- my sister-in-law, the wine expert, estimated them at 15-17%. It was enough that two bottles got several of us quite drunk. Afterwards, I was inspired to make my own wine, to see if I could possibly equal the awesomeness of my Grampa's wine. Probably not, but I'm going to give it a shot. My Mom said that Grampa
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  • Posted in thread: Mojito Skeeter Pee? on 07-19-2016 at 02:16 PM
    Yes, a 5 gallon standard skeeter pee batch, with 96oz of total lime juice instead of lemon.

  • Posted in thread: Mojito Skeeter Pee? on 07-18-2016 at 03:21 AM
    OK, so it's been like 4 1/2 years since I posted the original question about mojito skeeter
    pee. I finally made it late last year, and bottled it today. And it's spec-frigging-tacular.
    Standard pee re...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 12-08-2012 at 10:05 PM
    Just started a 6 gallon batch from pressed apple juice from my buddies orchard. Can't
    wait!25,202 + 6 = 25,208

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 09-18-2012 at 08:46 PM
    10 more gallons! Half my pantry is just storing Apfelwein!24,679 + 10 = 24,689.

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 08-22-2012 at 03:11 PM
    24534 + 6 = 24540!

  • Posted in thread: Raspberry Melamel (Bronze Medal winner at 2010 Great Arizona Homebrew Competition) on 08-12-2012 at 03:21 AM
    I made this recipe a year ago. The yeast stalled out at ~1.010, so I didn't sorbate and
    backsweeten. Well it looks like the yeast fermented a little bit in the bottle -- not blowing
    any corks, thankfu...

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry Mead on 08-11-2012 at 11:01 PM
    You stir the must of a fruit wine because that keeps the floating fruit wet. If the tops of
    floating blueberries dry out, they could potentially rot or mold.Anyways, I made my 2nd batch
    of this severa...

  • Posted in thread: Mango Pulp Wine on 06-23-2012 at 05:24 PM
    Got a batch of this aging now... at it's last racking I gave it a taste, it's crazy good. It
    stalled out at 1.010, right where I like it. Might bottle it in a few months if I can stand it
    that long!

  • Posted in thread: Edwort Apfelwein Yeast Experiment on 06-23-2012 at 05:21 PM
    6+ months in now, any results?

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 06-23-2012 at 05:20 PM
    Filled up my 75 page spiral notebook I use as my batch log. Wouldn't you know it, my 75th batch
    was yet another batch of Apfelwein! 23,220 + 6 = 23,226.

Pendergrast Family Wines: Bottling in memory of Thomas and Glennadene Miller Primary: Spiced Apfelwein, Banana, Habanero Mead, Mango Wine, White grape-Raspberry Secondary: Apfelwein, Choco-cherry Mead, Plum Mead, Blueberry-Vanilla Mead, Mixed berry wine mead, Cherry Wine Bottled: Too many to list!