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Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-18-2010, 06:05 PM
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Posted By ScottConklin
Alright I just tried a bit. It starts with...

Alright I just tried a bit.

It starts with a cool sourness and ends with a light essence of banana bread.

"very light and nourishing" is as good a description as I can give. There are no...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-18-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Awesome, I love it that there are others...

Awesome, I love it that there are others interested in the alcoholic drinks of indigenous peoples. I find this entire area fascinating, the rituals, tradition and whatnot.



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Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-18-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
I'll taste again today at 48 hrs, the...

I'll taste again today at 48 hrs, the fermentation has slowed a great deal...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
I just sampled it at 24 hrs fermenting and it is...

I just sampled it at 24 hrs fermenting and it is interesting indeed. Difficult to explain, like a sour apple crossed with banana, highly palatable at this point. Sticky and sweet. The alcohol content...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
It seems that the Vietnamese variety is fermented...

It seems that the Vietnamese variety is fermented longer, more like a wine..
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Ok, I found a site from Rwanda that says they...

Ok, I found a site from Rwanda that says they ferment it for 3 days in a hand dug pit. So depending on the locale, they ferment anywhere from 24 hrs to several days.

I can't find much on the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Well after a few weeks it would turn to wine....

Well after a few weeks it would turn to wine. I've never made it but from what I gather banana wine can be either delicious or terrible, depending on how well it is made. It needs to age or it can be...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Yeah its a weird beverage, you drink it "live"...

Yeah its a weird beverage, you drink it "live" while the yeast is still active and it is only mildly alcoholic. A lot of folks around here drink cider "live", during all stages of fermentation so it...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-17-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By ScottConklin
If its still actively fermenting, just add more...

If its still actively fermenting, just add more honey. Should even itself out...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Alright, this morning it is bubbling like mad! ...

Alright, this morning it is bubbling like mad! One of the most violent fermentations I have ever seen....will taste this afternoon...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
No sir, the cheesecloth will come later. I like...

No sir, the cheesecloth will come later. I like the idea of all the plant material adding its flavors and whatnot.

I reckon the tribesman don't worry over it it all that much. I read they use...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,401
Posted By ScottConklin
It was simply boiled white and brown rice with a...

It was simply boiled white and brown rice with a dash of lemon juice and a spoonful of raisins, then white sugar..not real Sake. It was quite foul...

When I do attempt this again I'll check out...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Alright, it is now bubbling somewhat vigorously....

Alright, it is now bubbling somewhat vigorously. The gasses are pushing the floating oats/bread/banana peices up through the top and into the air lock balloon.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Too bad about the banana wine TBag. My...

Too bad about the banana wine TBag. My condolences...

Just stuck my nose in this banana beer and it already has a faint aroma of alcohol. The kitchen where my jugs are smells like I've been...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,401
Posted By ScottConklin
The rice wine I made was the only beverage I have...

The rice wine I made was the only beverage I have ever poured down the sink. It tasted like raw alcohol and had a vomit like aftertaste that wouldn't age out. I intend to try again sometime though.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
I am about 12 hrs from pitching yeast (I used a...

I am about 12 hrs from pitching yeast (I used a wild strain that quickly goes mad) it is beginning to bubble steadily and there is a good inch of foam at the top. Smells strongly of banana bread...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Well I don't use recipies or measure ingredients,...

Well I don't use recipies or measure ingredients, I just eyeball it. ;)
Something like...

bananas

water

oats

whole grain wheat bread
Forum: Mead Forum 09-16-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By ScottConklin
Be careful, when you ferment lemon juice it can...

Be careful, when you ferment lemon juice it can get kind of harsh
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Will do, right now it tastes like some awesome...

Will do, right now it tastes like some awesome health food smoothie.

I was inspired to try this by a book on Vietnam that talked about the villagers making it....it is supposed to be weak, low in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-15-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By ScottConklin
Yeah don't worry about the yeast nutrient, folks...

Yeah don't worry about the yeast nutrient, folks have made wine for thousands of years without any of that fancy ****....wild yeast is the best! Its peculiar, not like the predictable storebought...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By ScottConklin
Banana Beer?

Hey anyone ever make the traditional African/Asian banana beer? The preparation is really easy and quick. It apparently only ferments for a day or two and consists of bananas, toasted grain and...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-11-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By ScottConklin
Here is a fantastic combination for cider from...

Here is a fantastic combination for cider from common variety apples.

3 parts Granny Smith

2 parts Golden Delicious

1 Part Red Delicious

Can't go wrong, its tart, goes fast with most...
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