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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by jimalbert View Post

I will recommend something slightly different.  You can make wine out of anything that doesnt move.  PERIOD.  Get yourself a hydrometer (maybe 6 bucks) a couple fermentation locks (you could use baloons) wine yeast (buck a pack) and a boat load of sugar.  If you add enough sugar to whatever it may be your fermenting to make the hydrometer float to 1.090 on the scale you will have roughly 13% alcohol (depends on the yeast).  Add your yeast to the must and let ferment until specific gravity reaches 1.020 and move to secondary.  Rack a few times and stabilize.  Sweeten if necessary.  Bottle.  The recipe you described will work if you want to play around.  If you have any questions at all let me know.  I am on my 140th gallon this year.  The last wine im doing (Rhubarb) will be bottled very shortly.

 

Jim
 

In the Caribbean they make the same thing then run it through a still. They call the finished product "skull popper"

post #22 of 35

All my other hobbies seem to annoy my wife because of start up costs, Smoking meats, Sausage making, etc... This stuff, Skeeter Pee and Apfelwein sounds like fun with a high yield from a small foot print. She will have to get over it...JJ

post #23 of 35
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I am on my 140th gallon this year. 


140 gallons in 9 days???

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Lol just caught that. :D

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post #24 of 35

I consider myself a fairly serious "mazer" (mead maker)  I love honey wine!  Have made MANY over the years.  My favorite is one I call Strawberry Pizazz..made with 14 pounds of Orange Blossom Honey and 18 pounds of fresh strawberries.  It is really good.  I also do a couple of different Hard Ciders as well. I see someone posted about ApfelWein..I've tried it and don't care for it at all. Not very complex, and fairly "untastey"

 

Dan

post #25 of 35

Strawberry mead sure sounds good.
 

post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by flyweed View Post

I consider myself a fairly serious "mazer" (mead maker)  I love honey wine!  Have made MANY over the years.  My favorite is one I call Strawberry Pizazz..made with 14 pounds of Orange Blossom Honey and 18 pounds of fresh strawberries.  It is really good.  I also do a couple of different Hard Ciders as well. I see someone posted about ApfelWein..I've tried it and don't care for it at all. Not very complex, and fairly "untastey"

 

Dan

Dan can you post some Recipes and instructions or useful links for Mead production. My Daughter Casey (Ski302) has been bringing up Mead quite frequently lately...JJ

post #27 of 35

I would be interested too...how many gallons does that get you...that is a lot of strawberries....i've only made mead once...but I've become a sipper in my older age...and lazy..so much easier to just go down the road to my local brewpub and tell them to fill up a 5 gallon keg...havent touch my brew equipment in over 6 years...

post #28 of 35

yeah I'll post the recipe up here in just a bit..sorry been a bit busy to get on the forum much lately.

 

Dan

post #29 of 35
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140 gallons in 9 days???

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HAHAH sorry 140 gallons last year.  I have 10 gallons of Rhubarb I have to bottle now and then I am making my famous mint wine.  mMMMMMMM....

post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by HANDYMANSTAN View Post

Thanks for the input I like to drink wine and when I read this post I thought it can't be that easy.  I believe I will just buy wine and leave the brewing to others.

 

Stan

+1

post #31 of 35
Thread Starter 

ditto on the recipe:) this might be just what i was looking for

post #32 of 35
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yeah I'll post the recipe up here in just a bit..sorry been a bit busy to get on the forum much lately.

 

Dan

I can almost taste it from here! any luck on posting the recipe?

post #33 of 35

i just started my first batch of plum and my first batch of watermellon wines.

now i have to try skeeter pee, thanks guys, the wife gunna kick my butt!

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Gary


Edited by GaryHibbert - 10/7/13 at 2:01pm
post #35 of 35

If you would be so kind------please tell me about your mint wine.  I've made pretty much every kind, but mint.  It sounds like it could be a total winner.

Gary

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