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Old 11-03-2011, 03:09 AM   #71
Sirthomas42
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Put another 6 gallons of this on today, as we're down to just 6 bottles of our original batch! This time I added a few vanilla beans to the primary -- got a bunch of beans for really cheap. Of the 2 dozen or so batches I've made in my short time making wine, this is far and away my favorite!
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Pendergrast Family Wines: Bottling in memory of Thomas and Glennadene Miller

Primary: Spiced Apfelwein, Banana, Habanero Mead, Mango Wine, White grape-Raspberry

Secondary: Apfelwein, Choco-cherry Mead, Plum Mead, Blueberry-Vanilla Mead, Mixed berry wine+mead, Cherry Wine

Bottled: Too many to list!

 
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:04 PM   #72
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3 packets of Lalvin D47 Yeast
Are 3 packets of yeast really necessary, or can one get by with 1 or 2? I thought a single packet was good for 5 gallons?

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:29 PM   #73
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I only used one both times I've made this. I *do* make a starter for almost every batch I make though.
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Pendergrast Family Wines: Bottling in memory of Thomas and Glennadene Miller

Primary: Spiced Apfelwein, Banana, Habanero Mead, Mango Wine, White grape-Raspberry

Secondary: Apfelwein, Choco-cherry Mead, Plum Mead, Blueberry-Vanilla Mead, Mixed berry wine+mead, Cherry Wine

Bottled: Too many to list!

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:28 PM   #74
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My uncle brought some of his ten year old blueberry mead to thanksgiving and now I'm totally convinced this is the next thing I want to get brewing.
Question: About how many pounds of honey are in a gallon?

 
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:43 AM   #75
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The last time I bought honey, I believe it was 3 pounds per quart jar...so around 12 pounds per gallon roughly.

 
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:08 PM   #76
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It's about 11-3/4 lb per gallon.

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:16 PM   #77
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Thanks! Now I just gotta find gallon and a bit more of honey and I'll be all set.

 
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:11 PM   #78
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Do you top off with water to 5 gallons before or after throwing the blueberries in?

 
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #79
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So I bottled my blueberry mead this past weekend, and the bluberry flavor isn't very pronounced. I think it would be better to add the blueberries to secondary rather than include them in primary.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #80
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Going to be making this in a few hours... still waiting for my blueberries to freeze.

As soon as they are I will proceed to mix 13lbs of honey with water in my carboy. I then will mash my 7 lbs of blueberries and throw them in as well as the energizer, the nutrient, and some camden pills. Tomorrow I throw in the 3 packets of D-47.

The sooner I do this, the sooner I drink. I don't plan on bottling for 4 months which will be really hard.

Thanks for the recipe!

 
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