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Forum: Extract Brewing 12-30-2012, 02:38 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
High FG on Old Jube clone - low temp to blame?

Hi all,
Just bottled my Old Jubilation clone (Avery).

3 lbs light DME
5 lbs 5 oz light LME
1 lb 2 row pale malt
13 oz Special roast
13 oz Victory malt
1.6 oz chocolate
0.8 oz black malt
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-21-2012, 02:08 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
How to measure IG with floating fruit?

First time fruit wine maker!

I recently started some cantaloupe wine by melonballing the cantaloupe instead of pressing it for juice. Topped it off with water and added sugar. Is there any way to...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-21-2012, 01:53 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
Hey so I just added some wild grapes from the...

Hey so I just added some wild grapes from the neighborhood to add a little tannin quality, and it smells and tastes good now! I read about some fruit wines that you let the fruit + water sit...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-21-2012, 01:28 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
Is it a sour flavor? Right now, its so early, all...

Is it a sour flavor? Right now, its so early, all I can taste is sweet and cantaloupe but I wonder what's going to happen as the sugars ferment away. I'm a huge fan of sours though so maybe if I wait...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-20-2012, 04:22 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
You could try going supertraditional. Meaning -...

You could try going supertraditional. Meaning - raw honey, dilute 1 parts honey to 4 parts water and let the wild honey yeasts rehydrate and do their thing. I did it this summer in Colorado while its...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-20-2012, 04:17 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
I always thought the mead needed some acid and...

I always thought the mead needed some acid and some tannins to turn about balanced. Maybe your pH was off during fermentation? But yeah, it seems like aging can really balance things out otherwise....
Forum: Mead Forum 08-20-2012, 04:12 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
It looks separated to me. I would rack the top...

It looks separated to me. I would rack the top stuff and if you really think there is something useful in the "cloud" maybe suck some of that up as well. I like the idea of racking the clear stuff...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-20-2012, 04:08 AM
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Posted By chelleomi
If you want the flavor, I would think zesting is...

If you want the flavor, I would think zesting is the best way to go. Or if you want to be more traditional about it, just cut up and throw a whole lemon in there! But yeah, a little at a time, you...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-19-2012, 08:19 PM
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Posted By chelleomi
Cantaloupe Country Wine - Super active but smells funny

Hey all,
Not sure where else to put this, but since it uses fruit like cider does...

I came into two very, very ripe cantaloupes and decided to try to make country wine out of it (idea from...
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