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Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-12-2012, 01:11 AM
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Europe has Sambucus nigra (I believe), and North...

Europe has Sambucus nigra (I believe), and North America has Sambucus canadiensis. Though our variety has toxin, it is mainly in the seed, and racking it out after 4 days or so takes care of it.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-03-2012, 02:18 PM
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Views: 605
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Hooch (Jungle Juice)

Recently tried a friend's brew- he copied an old WWII recipe wrote down by a veteran stationed in the Pacific Theater simply called, "jungle juice". Not bad, but it had quite a potent kick, like...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 08-03-2012, 02:06 PM
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Views: 632
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Peel off the bottom layer of the SCOBY and use it...

Peel off the bottom layer of the SCOBY and use it in your next batch, then either give the rest away, freeze it with some reserve for emergencies, feed it to the chickens, or throw it in the compost...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-03-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
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Friends finally tried the stuff- All of them...

Friends finally tried the stuff- All of them liked it and said it reminds them of port (though it is dark brown)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-03-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
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Another way to make elderberry taste better on...

Another way to make elderberry taste better on it's own is to spice it a little with nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice (kind of like pumpkin pie.)

As for pectic enzyme, I tend to just let it settle...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-31-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
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I recently read about pectic enzyme and its...

I recently read about pectic enzyme and its purpose. I think I might get some when for a batch of pear wine I'm planning to brew after this stuff goes into the carboy this Friday. I never needed acid...
Forum: Soda Making 07-31-2012, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Lookin4space
I'm not sure exactly how you're making the soda,...

I'm not sure exactly how you're making the soda, but one flavor I'm totally hooked on is made with lemongrass simple syrup. I take a few stalks of lemongrass, cut them up into two inch chunks, then...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-31-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By Lookin4space
Elderberry Wine Making

Last week I picked 15+ pounds of Sambucus from a nearby tree. This is the one I always go to, since it yields above and beyond the other local wild elderberry bushes. I made elderberry mead in...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-11-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Lookin4space
Apparently your mead wants to finish out in spite...

Apparently your mead wants to finish out in spite of the added sulfites. If it were me, I'd walk away and let it finish. If it never does, call Guinness!
Forum: Mead Forum 06-11-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Lookin4space
Okay, there's a little concern here about "bad...

Okay, there's a little concern here about "bad alcohols" in freeze-concentrating. Here's my 2 cents' worth:

1. First of all, freeze-concentrating will get you a mead (or wine, beer) with an...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-11-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
Posted By Lookin4space
Well, I tried it. I took 5 gallons of mead and...

Well, I tried it. I took 5 gallons of mead and concentrated it down to 1. This batch had a pretty high alcohol content before I started (used the old fashioned method to test ABV), now it's...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-08-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
Posted By Lookin4space
Freeze Concentrating (Fortifying) Mead

Okay Guys, I'm a bit of an experimenter when it comes to mead. I've made good batches and BAD batches, but this is a little new for me:

I started a batch of mead in December flavored with Korean...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-09-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,003
Posted By Lookin4space
Hi Guys, I posted a response a while ago on...

Hi Guys,

I posted a response a while ago on another thread, but I thought I'd respond to this one as well. I've been brewing kombucha for over a year, I've made some observations and a few...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-09-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Lookin4space
Hi Guys, I posted my response a while ago...

Hi Guys,

I posted my response a while ago and I'm sorry for not clarifying the recipe. Actually, now that I've been brewing kombucha for over a year, I've made some observations and some...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-16-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lookin4space
Xmas Cyser

I started a recipe a month ago that looks amazing and is doing quite well, which I think I got from someone posting on Homebrewtalk, called Christmas Cyser. Anyway, I'm copy-pasting it from my own...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-25-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,929
Posted By Lookin4space
I just racked the stuff I started in August. I...

I just racked the stuff I started in August. I did rack out the sludge from the seeds about 3 days after starting, but I racked again earlier this week. Anyway, I usually drink some of the dregs to...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-15-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,929
Posted By Lookin4space
I just Vitamix'd 2 cups of elderberries, funneled...

I just Vitamix'd 2 cups of elderberries, funneled it into a Carlo Rossi jug, added a quart of honey and water to top it off, added a bunch of spices (apple pie type) threw in a crushed campden...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-13-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Lookin4space
Just buy a bottle of unpasteurized kombucha and...

Just buy a bottle of unpasteurized kombucha and put it in a gallon mixture of 1 and a half cup sugar that has boiled 10 minutes, steeped with 6 tea bags for 20 minutes, cooled overnight to room...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-13-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,779
Posted By Lookin4space
Whole Foods pulled unpasteurized kombucha off...

Whole Foods pulled unpasteurized kombucha off their shelves on their own. The feds didn't say anything; kombucha is still off their radar, it was WF's lawyers. The problem is not the 1/2% alcohol...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-13-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By Lookin4space
Oh! I didn't notice that you used 3 cups of...

Oh! I didn't notice that you used 3 cups of sugar because I use 3 cups as well, but I make a 2 gallon batch! That's the problem, you're overfeeding the sugar. A cup and a half per gallon is...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-11-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By Lookin4space
If it is still doing what it needs to do it will...

If it is still doing what it needs to do it will eventually use up the sugar and solve the problem. Sure, you can dilute it, but if it hasn't gone through the process by now there's another problem...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-10-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By Lookin4space
The one other factor that might affect your batch...

The one other factor that might affect your batch is temperature. Kombucha will brew nicely in that "sweet" range, which is between 70-84 degrees. The optimum temp is as close to a constant 84...
Forum: Introductions 02-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Lookin4space
Yeah, we got hammered pretty good with snow and...

Yeah, we got hammered pretty good with snow and cold temps!
Forum: Introductions 02-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Lookin4space
I brew beer, kombucha, and hooch

Hi,
I'm new to the forum, but I've brewed different things over the years. I've brewed different kinds of ales, mostly from kits. My latest projects are: kombucha, which I brew from green tea and...
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