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Posted in thread: When is it clear on 01-04-2014 at 12:45 AM
If you shine the flashlight through perfectly cleared wine, you will not see the light beam in
the wine. If you see the beam, it is reflecting off of suspended particles, and the wine is not
Posted in thread: Mango Pulp Wine on 01-02-2014 at 05:12 PM
I just started a batch of this, with minor variations. First, in a 3 gallon batch, I used about
8 pounds of honey and 2 cups of corn sugar. Secondly, I roasted peppers -- 4 jalapenos, and 4
Posted in thread: Bochet Braggot Cyser What? on 11-24-2013 at 05:42 PM
So, I started this last night. Boiled it down to a beautiful, almost black color. No, the
process wasn't fun, and it did need to be stirred constantly, but it also smelled great -- and
Posted in thread: Bochet Braggot Cyser What? on 11-22-2013 at 03:04 PM
If you back sweeten with honey, think about using a higher quality choice. You generally don't
need much, and it will have much more substance than the ultra filtered honey that is barely
Posted in thread: Bochet Braggot Cyser What? on 11-22-2013 at 02:53 PM
I'm planning on trying my own version of a bochet this weekend (3 gallons). Here's my recipe
and plan:Ingredients:10 pounds of honey (cheap: Walmart or Sams Club)2 gallons apple juice1.5
pounds of lig...
Posted in thread: Banana Wine on 11-21-2013 at 06:07 PM
You're not using better bottles then. Long term aging in BBs is fine. I have several beers
approaching a year in them with no off flavors.I recently bulk-aged a mead in a Better Bottle
for a year, and...
Posted in thread: Cloudy Banana Wine on 11-13-2013 at 04:58 PM
Mine took a really long time to clear, as well....but all it required, in the end, was
patience. Well worth it!Here's how it turned out.
Posted in thread: Sweet strawberry mead on 10-17-2013 at 07:27 PM
You won't need to degas it if you let it bulk age. I bulk aged mine about 9 months, and it
ended up completely degassed and crystal clear.I didn't use a strainer bag, except for the oak.
The fruit, I ...
Posted in thread: Banana Wine on 10-06-2013 at 02:56 PM
Just like everyone says, I can't believe the swill that I started with ends up looking like
this. It's liquid gold, man. I bottled it this week -- now comes the two year(ish) waiting
cycle. It's very ...
Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 10-06-2013 at 02:42 PM
Strawberry Rhubarb Melomel (slightly modified from this recipe: bottled it last night, but
it's already delicious.