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Posted in thread: A Journey in a Journal on 05-18-2013 at 09:24 PM
Have you considered caremalizing the bananna flesh in the honey to put the flavors over the
top? This was brought up in the Banana Bochet Port thread and I've given it some thought, but
with plans of ...
Posted in thread: Apple juice AND concentrate on 05-17-2013 at 08:39 PM
I dont think you'll have too many problems adding concentrate to apple juice to up the sugar..
Maybe the TA/pH, but you'll want to taste it to determine that.. You could calcium carbonate
it, just be ...
Posted in thread: A Journey in a Journal on 05-17-2013 at 04:13 AM
In went 1.25g Go-Ferm into 1/2 cup water @ 110F, cooled and added 1118 to ensure viabilityAdded
1.25g Fermaid-O & dumped the batch into a primary fermentation bucket.Pitched 1118 into the
Posted in thread: A Journey in a Journal on 05-17-2013 at 01:29 AM
Very nice thread. Where did you manage to source in that 5 gallon pail of honey from? Have you
considered cooking your honey in a pressure cooker inside of quart jars?Silverbow Honey is
based out of M...
Posted in thread: A Journey in a Journal on 05-16-2013 at 06:32 AM
So after reading numerous threads about Bochet, on various forums, I aimed for this sort of
ruby red-almost brown color.. Can't really say why, mostly a gut feeling.I'd say I nailed
it.Smells of toast...
Posted in thread: Banana Bochet Port on 05-16-2013 at 04:41 AM
You can watch, as this adventure plays out here
Posted in thread: A Journey in a Journal on 05-16-2013 at 03:31 AM
"In the name of research", I'm going to be making a few small batches :b( 2 ) 1-gallon batches
of Bochet, one tonight & one in a week or two, to varying degrees of 'burnt' (we'll see...)I
dont have a ...
Posted in thread: A Journey in a Journal on 05-15-2013 at 08:43 PM
Looking good, Manley. I'll be watching. It's great to see people interested in areas I am not.
The winemaking tree has a lot of branches!Yeah, we seem to be on opposite ends of the
winemaking tree :)S...
Posted in thread: A Journey in a Journal on 05-14-2013 at 11:30 PM
Placed an order for 60lbs of honey, which is enough honey for several batches; Banana
Bochet-Port, Blackberry Melomel when they ripen up in Aug/Sept, a straight Mead, a straight
Bochet, and a Vanilla ...
Posted in thread: Apple pie aging Q on 05-14-2013 at 02:47 AM
As it ages, the spices should settle down some... Just like alcohol is really apparent/"hot"
when a wine is young, so too are spices added - oak is the same, even..