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  • Eastern Wisconsin
  • I am new to winemaking and really enjoy it.
    I live on a small cash crop farm in Wisconsin
  • I have 2 Norwegian Fjord
    Horses and 6 dogs. I
    show dogs in competition
  • I belong to the local Kennel Club, where I serve on the BOD and am Director of Obedience
  • We gave a bunch of rhubarb to a winemaker, who gave us a bottle of Rhubarb Wine. We loved it and have thought about making wine ever since. We finally took the plunge and I am surprised how much I enjoy it.
  • blackberry
    A really good White Zinfadael kit
  • 3 gallons Red Tomato
  • 5 gal. plum
    5 gal. Apfelwein
    6 gal. Lodi Ranch 11 Cab
  • Exotic fruits White Zinfandael
    Cabernet Saug.
  • Female
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Vintner's Harvest on 11-05-2009 at 08:26 PM
    I have used an elderberry but haven't tried it yet. I won't be trying it for a few more months.
    My advise is to make the 3 gallon batch and not the 5 gallon.

  • Posted in thread: Hard Pink Lemonade on 07-11-2009 at 03:34 AM
    how would you make it? Lemonade concentrate will make a product like Mike's Hard Lemonade.

  • Posted in thread: Hard Pink Lemonade on 07-10-2009 at 04:25 PM
    I like to add 1/2 - 1 C DME (dried malt) when I make hard lemonade. I also use a yeast starter
    because it's hard to start a ferment with lemonade. I also use yeast nutrient in the starter,
    for the sam...

  • Posted in thread: Vintner's Harvest fruit bases on 05-25-2009 at 09:23 PM
    I would just use the recommended yeast that is listed on the recipe. I have made the plum wine
    - 5 gallon recipe. It is not ready yet, so I don't know how it is. I also am making the
    elderberry with 3...

  • Posted in thread: Decent Strawberry Lemonade on 04-30-2009 at 08:37 PM
    I made 2 gallons of hard lemonade last month. When it was done, I stabilized and added 1 pkg.
    s/f lemonade mix to both sweeten and add more lemon taste. It worked very well. You could also
    use regular...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever tried fermenting Orange Juice? on 04-22-2009 at 07:19 PM
    That would be great. I'd love to hear how yours turned out.As for malt, I use malt in my hard
    lemonade and I love,love,love it. There used to be an orangemalt beverage on the market and
    that's what I ...

  • Posted in thread: What have you made from "The Purple Book"? on 04-22-2009 at 07:15 PM
    The Red Tomato wine is #100 in the book. It leaves tons of sediment, so plan on making a bit
    extra to make up for the loss. It is a bright yellow wine when done. Nice body, and while I've
    just started...

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Aqua Juice "Wine" on 04-21-2009 at 09:25 PM
    What do you think the alcohol content was in this?

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever tried fermenting Orange Juice? on 04-21-2009 at 08:51 PM
    I just did an update on my fermenting orange juice. I think I might have posted it to the wine
    forum tho.Anyways, mine has been sitting for 7 months (I used 2 cans orange concentrate and
    dme) It is st...

  • Posted in thread: What have you made from "The Purple Book"? on 04-21-2009 at 08:42 PM
    I have made the red tomato wine and its really good. I made the rhubarb wine and that is good,
    but did form some crystals, which I am told might be avoided if I had cold crashed it.

Toularat Ageing: Apfelwein, Lodi Ranch 11, Plum, White Zin, Tomato, cider Drinking: Cab, Rhubarb, Rhubarb Grape