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Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2011, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Texron
Another suggestion. Once you get your first kit...

Another suggestion. Once you get your first kit in the bottle go ahead and start another kit. You will be amazed how quickly thirty bottles can "disappear when you have it on hand. Since its cheaper...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2011, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Texron
Why not buy a six gallon Better Bottle for less...

Why not buy a six gallon Better Bottle for less than thirty bucks. Once you see how easy wine is you'll probably want to make more. You could do your primary fermentation in a bucket, rack to the six...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2011, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Texron
I have made quite a few kits and pretty much...

I have made quite a few kits and pretty much follow the instructions with the exception I bulk age in a better bottle for at least 8-10 months before I bottle it. I, and my friends, have been very...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-14-2011, 02:02 AM
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Posted By Texron
I remember a wine that was available at the...

I remember a wine that was available at the liquor store I worked at part time when I was in the military. It was called Egri Bikaver. Very good! I would love to be able to make something similar to...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-30-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Texron
I made a pyment with Alexanders Burgundy juice...

I made a pyment with Alexanders Burgundy juice concentrate, Sour Cherry juice and local wild flower honey. Its just a few months old, but getting mighty tasty.

I used Cotes de Blanc dry yeast.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-07-2011, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Texron
I don't think a pound of Purree is the same as a...

I don't think a pound of Purree is the same as a pound of fruit. I think puree is the pulp after the juice is extracted. There doesn't seem to be much juice in a can of puree. I have used puree in...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-25-2011, 02:44 AM
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Posted By Texron
Sounds like you've to the Haak Winery. Great...

Sounds like you've to the Haak Winery. Great place and great people.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Texron
I made this kit according to the recipee and it...

I made this kit according to the recipee and it was awsome! I also used another kit to make a Pyment with honey and Peach Puree and it was really good as well. I was happy to see this kits...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-08-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Texron
I started a mead three weeks ago with 12 pounds...

I started a mead three weeks ago with 12 pounds of local wild flower honey, 1 can of Alexanders Burgandy Juice Consentrate, two jars of E.W.Knudsen's Sour Cherry Juice and enough water to bring it to...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-11-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Texron
I think I would take it off the fruit at the last...

I think I would take it off the fruit at the last minute and then bulk age to see what you have a year down the road. Probably you will have something that is pretty tasty.
Forum: Mead Forum 05-10-2011, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Texron
I just bought 8 gallons of Wild Flower Honey for...

I just bought 8 gallons of Wild Flower Honey for $37.50 a gallon. I see Orange Blossom offered for about $60.00 a gallon most anywhere on the Internet. I think they are a bit to proud of their honey...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-05-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Texron
Well, its underway. I simply made it with a can...

Well, its underway. I simply made it with a can of Alexanders Johanisburg Riesling Concentrate and enough honey to bring it an O.G. of 1.080. Probably a little more than six pounds. I wound up using...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-04-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By Texron
I bought a wine thief at my LHBS that has a check...

I bought a wine thief at my LHBS that has a check valve at the bottom of the tube. You simply put your hydrometer in the theif, stick it into the brew to fill the tube, pull it out, take your gravity...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-03-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Texron
You could make a Cyser (apple Juice or Cider)...

You could make a Cyser (apple Juice or Cider) with half of it and a Pyment (Alexanders Grape Concentrate) with the other half. Then you can end up with 50 Bottles of mead and taste choices versus 25...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-29-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By Texron
I appreciate everyones reply. I have never made ...

I appreciate everyones reply. I have never made anything from this honey, but have 8 gallons of it. Once it is fermented dry, can't I stabilze and back sweeten to taste. My thoughts were to hold the...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-27-2011, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Texron
Thanks guys. The honey is dark, similar in color...

Thanks guys. The honey is dark, similar in color to coke syrup. But I don't know if its "strong". Its very tasty though. How much color can I expect to loose in fermentation? I was thinking it would...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-27-2011, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Texron
Oh yea! That too.

Oh yea! That too.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-27-2011, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Texron
Riesling Pyment

Hello all. I am considering a Riesling Pyment-the following recipee is what I am thinking of:

1 can Alexanders Johanisburg Riesling Concentrate
9 lbs Wildflower Honey
1 Tb pectic enzyme
2 Tb...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-19-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Texron
That would be a nice thing to have.

That would be a nice thing to have.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-19-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Texron
What if you did a flavor extraction of your...

What if you did a flavor extraction of your cinnamon sticks by soaking them in a few ounces of vodka? You could let it soak while the blend is fermenting and add the cinnamon elixir to the secondary.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,060
Posted By Texron
I made a Peach Ice Wine Melomel that started out...

I made a Peach Ice Wine Melomel that started out high gravity like this one. I cut it with water to get it down to a more reasonable gravity and it worked real well. The water I added more than made...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-09-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By Texron
I have a friend who I shared several bottles of...

I have a friend who I shared several bottles of my wine with and she likes them. A couple weeks ago we shared a $65.00 wine that was a gift from one of her clients. I liked mine better and she...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-08-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Texron
I want to make the Strawberry Pizazz recipe and I...

I want to make the Strawberry Pizazz recipe and I have considered chopping the strawberries while frozen. I bought all my Strawberries frozen at the super market. Thought I would chop them in the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-18-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,499
Posted By Texron
I'm sure what you end up with will be drinkable,...

I'm sure what you end up with will be drinkable, but there may be differences in the tatse of each of each batch. But I tink you will have much more success if you went ahead and got you a 6 gallon...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-22-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,022
Posted By Texron
Hello Sacch, I am thinking its time for me to...

Hello Sacch, I am thinking its time for me to brew another batch of this. Have you thought about any tweaks to your recipee?
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