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Old 12-04-2016, 01:53 PM   #121
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HOLIDAY TIME IS PARTY TIME HERE'S ONE THAT'S SURE TO PLEASE.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:28 AM   #122
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Did it turn out with a good coconut flavor. Been looking for one to replace the old cornucopia coconut kits.

 
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:34 PM   #123
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It could never be enough coconut for me but as wine goes it's lite and in the background.

 
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:13 PM   #124
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once you get the hang of the use of zest and making an fpac your on your way to wine fun and your own creativeness.
Making Extracts
All recipes are measured out with one quart Ball Jar.
Citrus Extract: Consists of The zest of 2 limes, the zest of 2 lemons, and the zest of 2 grapefruits, and the remainder is ever Kleer.
Coffee Extract: fill Ball jar up with roasted coffee beans (your choice), fill the balance of the Ball jar with Ever Kleer.
Cinnemon Extract- ~approx. 12 sticks per Ball jar, top up with Ever Kleer
Lemon extract- The Zest of 12 lemons per jar, top up with Ever Kleer
Orange extract: The zest of approx.. 8 oranges per jar. Valenzia oranges work best but any type will do.
Key Lime Extract: 1 bag of key limes with the limes cut in half.
Vanilla Extract: 6 Madagascar Vanilla Beans, sliced length wise. Put all 6 in a ball jar and top off with Ever Kleer.
At the end of one full year its best to pour the extract through some sort of filter (I strain mine through a coffee filter) and add some additional zest of the same type back to it and top it off with Ever Kleer.
Making Simple Syrup
Basic mix consists of : 2 qt. ball jars of cane sugar to 1 qt. ball jar of water.
Process:
Place measured out sugar into a metal pot. Add the water to the mix (It’s a 2 to 1 ratio-mix). Bring the mixture to a boil, constantly stirring from the beginning of the process to the end until the liquid is clear. Have the ball jars already sanitized and ready for filling. Bring the simple syrup TO the jar and and funnel it into them (make sure your funnel is clean, too!) to fill them up. It will be hot so be very careful. Place the lids and metal rings onto the jars to seal them.
Note: we put the very hot liquid into the jars while it is hot so as it cools it creates a vacuum seal to keep the mixture good. Done this way, your simple syrup will have a very long shelf life.
Zesting Made Simple
Zesting is the process of the removal of the color of most citrus fruits and other entities that are oil extracted (for their essence). We use a micro plane zester to accomplish our end. See pictures. (If you do not have a micro plane zester you can use a fine cheese grater (Your goal is to get the color off the fruit, not the pitch, which is the “white stuff” underneath the very top layer of the fruit.)

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Old 03-18-2017, 04:06 PM   #125
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great enhancement ,follow the flow.....when making an fpac always try to use the base wine as liquefier..WAC4504 this is for you.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:31 PM   #126
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Joe, are the strawberries for your Cabernet Rose? If so did you add any sugar or only base wine and strawberries?

 
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:14 AM   #127
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Yes there for the cab Rose's he berries should be enough I never add sugar to fruit fpac.Between the sugars in the wines base and coupled with capitalization ,if I do that,that's enough. Bi BH

 
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:16 AM   #128
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Yes they are; no need to add sugar to the berries and base.They will incorporate on their own.

 
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