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  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Pie Mead (fermented in a pumpkin) on 10-05-2013 at 09:00 PM
    Last year's attempt didn't work out well. Something nasty, green, and disagreeable grew in it
    at some point (ew). This year I'm going to do a few things differently: using a whole nutmeg,
    cinnamon chi...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Twang (Jalapeno Cucumber Mead) on 10-05-2013 at 08:43 PM
    Fixing to start a second gallon of this today. I'm considering using one nice big Hatch chili
    pepper. They have such a nice flavor I'd live to find out how much (if any) difference it'd

  • Posted in thread: Favorite tea meads? on 09-16-2013 at 03:32 AM
    I got a lovely hibiscus tea from Mountain Rose Herbs and made a scrumptious methylene with it.
    Just bottled it today. Oh. My. Soooooo good

  • Posted in thread: Texas Twang (Jalapeno Cucumber Mead) on 09-16-2013 at 03:25 AM
    After a review like that I'll have to try thisHow long did it sit? Did you follow the original
    recipe?I did follow the recipe. I let it sit, racking occasionally, for almost a year ( started
    it at the...

  • Posted in thread: Spicing Apple wine in the bottle? on 09-16-2013 at 03:17 AM
    You know, I think I'd spice it when serving. Hot spiced wine is one of life's true pleasures.
    If you want to create spiced wine that's spiced in the bottle I'd add the spices in the primary

  • Posted in thread: Going. To. Scream. on 09-16-2013 at 03:12 AM
    Lol!!!! When I tasted it, it tasted awful, but I hadn't yet filtered it. ( I filter all my
    wines since I have a nasty allergy to yeast.). At any rate, we got all the rest of the wines
    bottled and then...

  • Posted in thread: A thousand thanks...! on 09-16-2013 at 03:07 AM
    ... To all who post here, answer "dumb" newbie questions, etc. This weekend my husband helped
    me bottle a number of gallons of fruit wine which have been sitting in my wine closet for
    almost a year. I...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Twang (Jalapeno Cucumber Mead) on 09-15-2013 at 04:01 AM
    Tonight, this finally got bottled. I let it sit. And sit. And sit. And am glad I did because
    THAT, sir, is heaven in a bottle. My husband doesn't like it, but I'll have to beat my
    daughter-in-law-'s f...

  • Posted in thread: Going. To. Scream. on 09-15-2013 at 03:49 AM
    Thanks. Found the Braggs at Kroger this evening. I've got several gallons to filter and bottle
    tomorrow, but once they're safely put to bed, I'll filter the blueberry, then add the Braggs
    and let it d...

  • Posted in thread: Going. To. Scream. on 09-14-2013 at 03:05 PM
    Hey y'all. Been awhile since I've been here. I've done several wines successfully, but the very
    first one I put up for aging was a blueberry wine. I got it out today to bottle...and saw that
    the airlo...

Considering: Sparkling raspberry wine, carrot wine In Primary: Ed's Apfelwein; Raspberry Puree Apple Cider In Secondary: Pumpkin Pie Mead; Traditional Mead; Dried Elderberry Wine; Blueberry Wine; Texas Persimmon wine; White grape/peach wine; Texas Twang; Hi, Biscus! Metheglyn; A Maize-ing Wine So far, so good.