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  • candle-making, wine-making,
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  • Saratoga Springs, NY


  • Posted in thread: Safe to drink? on 05-26-2017 at 11:23 AM
    Hi Kirr45 and welcome. I'm not a chemist but I really think that you cannot produce methanol by
    fermenting anything edible. And any edible fruit that you ferment using bread or wine yeast -
    they are s...

  • Posted in thread: Coconut Extract? on 05-25-2017 at 07:23 PM
    [QUOTE=Mismost;649633]Bernard....have you ever done this yourself? I like the idea. QUOTE]Not
    tried coconut, yet but have made extracts from almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, chestnuts, coffee,
    cocoa nibs a...

  • Posted in thread: Coconut Extract? on 05-25-2017 at 11:26 AM
    After having good luck with some Summer Tropical blends (Dragons Blood with
    lime/Mango/Strawberry etc) I would like to add some coconut flavor. I am a little gun shy in
    adding coconut because of the o...

  • Posted in thread: In Memory of Tom on 05-23-2017 at 01:10 PM
    My condolences. Tom was a great teacher and I learned so much from his posts.

  • Posted in thread: Very proud Dad ! on 05-23-2017 at 07:15 AM
    Steve, You should be very proud of your son and his accomplishments... despite the headaches
    our children give us.

  • Posted in thread: Why not bottle cloudy wine? on 05-22-2017 at 01:33 PM
    I could read a book while looking through my carboy of mead.. ;)But that is presumably a choice
    that you are making. Looks like there are a number of mead makers who see their meads as
    competing not w...

  • Posted in thread: Why not bottle cloudy wine? on 05-22-2017 at 08:43 AM
    But I think that more and more folk are bottling cloudy meads and wines these days. I mean
    professional vintners and mead makers...

  • Posted in thread: Super proud dad.. on 05-22-2017 at 08:40 AM
    That is really something to take pride in. How wonderful. Graduate degrees are so important
    today. I wish your daughter and all those being graduated this year across the country every

  • Posted in thread: May I get some advice on 05-21-2017 at 07:43 PM
    The best way to know how much fruit to use is to taste the juice before you pitch the yeast. If
    the juice tastes thin and flavorless then the wine will not taste any richer. You always want
    to add the...

  • Posted in thread: Marshmallow - the plant on 05-17-2017 at 01:34 PM
    David - Thanks for that suggestion. Makes a great deal of sense.

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