I am quite excited by all of Summersolstice's recipes....I am a relative noob with regards to wine and mead (though I DID know enough to make the distinction ;-) I have brewed a couple of "kit" wines and JAOM once back in August '09......wasn't really too drinkable for a while...but just tried some last week.....NICE!! I also tried some "supermarket" brewing of a pineapple wine.....did NOT turn out well...............anyway, I'm mostly (so far) a beer brewer.
Summer... how did this turn out? Also, do you use a hydrometer or a refractometer when taking readings from any, but especially, your one-gal batches?
And, I tend to let my house be fairly cool in the Winter (i.e., ~mid 50's in basement...very low 60's in upstairs level).....is this too cold to get good results?
AND....how did this jelly--wine turn out?