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Old 08-11-2016, 12:22 AM   #11
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all right I went from what I thought I wanted to what I did, I put 15 pounds oof wildflower honey, 2 lb. wild blackberries, an 1/2 ounce of alstrayualn stella hops it is now in a 6 gallon carboy, somebody please lie to me an tell me it will be drinkable after 3 more rackings and then 1 year bulk aging, because right



grape tannin,on the cherry question.....now it seems to taste like water downed water,,, teach me to think for myself, I still have 15 more pounds of wild flowered honey, my elderberries are just getting to I can start picking, i'm planning on 15 lb. wildflower honey, 30 lb. elderberry to ferment 8 gallons ,, that's 6 for carboy and 2 gallon in airlocked bottles to top off with,
if both come off not great, then I will conceder mixing the 2 differet kinds and bottle age an extra year,,, ay thoughts good or bad are welcome, after all i'm on here to learn, although I have grown a whole lot of ya'll have my respect, and my respect is based on the truth no sugar coating, a very old man years ago taught me you gotta take the bitter along with the sweet, so blint is how I tend to be as long as it is helpful..
Dawg please for give my lack of spelling been trying somme cherry a couple ways 1 teaspoon to the gallon or 1 an 1/2 teaspoon to the gallon took me awhile, but now that I'm loose as a goose I will be going with 1 an 1/2 teaspoon to the gallon, I favor the extra bite over the to smooth,,,

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:31 AM   #12
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need to clean computer it wont let me correct where my senaces are place and no it is not from testing the cherry
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ok i apologize for not getting back to you much sooner, many stays in SICU, an 2 months ago my nephew took his life, that shattered me, they say i am steel and ice, but after that i was only jelly. but any way, i went with a certified organic, non GMO, kosher wild flower honey 15 lbs, and 2 lbs wild blackberry. and 1/2 ounce Stella hops from Australia, all three give off floral notes, was a off my head recipe, been bulk aging for 6 months now, i will back sweeten using high grade clover granular honey non GMO, kosher and organic as well,, i am into all natural, i raise my fruits, berries, vegetables, eggs, pork, beef, rabbit and so on., i thank you for the links and the interest i will not,, pop the air lock for at least 3 more months, early the tastes was dishearten, but young stuff always is disappointing to me, then after time magic it all comes together except for my first black berry wine the recipe called for 3 lbs per gallon, i use on all fruits and berries 4 to 6 pounds per gallon depending on the fruits/berries, apples and pears is 6 lbs, an so on, elderberry is 4 lbs, if it comes out drinkable i will contact you and see if i can send you a bottle, i have sent my pear/apple/crab apple to JOHNT, and blackberry to RUNNING WOLF, and 3 types tp VACUUMPUMPMAN, all i ask is blunt honest opinions, even rude if that is honest, that's how i learn, my friends at home would say piss tasted good for a free buzz, lol, but like i said only if i feel it is drinkable, again thank you for your free flowing knowledge ,,,
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Well, then.

I guess the easiest no frills recipe is going to be 3 lbs of honey per gallon plus water, if you want it dry.

5 lbs of honey per gallon plus water if you want it sweet.

I personally like D47 yeast for something with no fruit added.

Were I you, I would seriously consider looking up staggered nutrient additions (SNA) and get some yeast nutrient and yeast energizer.
Honey doesn't offer a whole lot for the yeast, so you may get some stressed yeast, off flavors as a result, etc.
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ok i apologize for not getting back to you much sooner, many stays in SICU, an 2 months ago my nephew took his life, that shattered me, they say i am steel and ice, but after that i was only jelly. but any way, i went with a certified organic, non GMO, kosher wild flower honey 15 lbs, and 2 lbs wild blackberry. and 1/2 ounce Stella hops from Australia, all three give off floral notes, was a off my head recipe, been bulk aging for 6 months now, i will back sweeten using high grade clover granular honey non GMO, kosher and organic as well,, i am into all natural, i raise my fruits, berries, vegetables, eggs, pork, beef, rabbit and so on., i thank you for the links and the interest i will not,, pop the air lock for at least 3 more months, early the tastes was dishearten, but young stuff always is disappointing to me, then after time magic it all comes together except for my first black berry wine the recipe called for 3 lbs per gallon, i use on all fruits and berries 4 to 6 pounds per gallon depending on the fruits/berries, apples and pears is 6 lbs, an so on, elderberry is 4 lbs, if it comes out drinkable i will contact you and see if i can send you a bottle, i have sent my pear/apple/crab apple to JOHNT, and blackberry to RUNNING WOLF, and 3 types tp VACUUMPUMPMAN, all i ask is blunt honest opinions, even rude if that is honest, that's how i learn, my friends at home would say piss tasted good for a free buzz, lol, but like i said only if i feel it is drinkable, again thank you for your free flowing knowledge ,,,
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Here is the secret for making your own wine. Make it so you like how it tastes. Anybody else doesn't matter. As long as you like it, sometimes nice to have others give an opinion, their way might make it taste a bit better to you, if so you can change. Simple, huh? Arne.

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Here is the secret for making your own wine. Make it so you like how it tastes. Anybody else doesn't matter. As long as you like it, sometimes nice to have others give an opinion, their way might make it taste a bit better to you, if so you can change. Simple, huh? Arne.
Completely and wholeheartedly agree with Arne. While I value others input, in the end, I have to like what I am making/drinking.
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http://www.meadmaderight.com/info.html look up the TOSNA method.

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