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    Rosehips

    i am seeing this many years after you posted however am most interested in where you saw the recipe in NW. I made one once and it was divine, tasted like sherry. Can’t locate the recipe anymore
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    Aging Mead, questions

    Curious how the “demon blood” turned out? I just harvested 3+ gallons of honey from my bees considering what to make next. I have an apple pie Cyser in the carboys now. A fruity idea appeals
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    It’s been a few years...trying my hand at mead this time

    Thank you Tess That was my question. I apologize if I wording it in a confusing way.
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    It’s been a few years...trying my hand at mead this time

    ibthink I have figured out my basic plan although I keep vacillating between making a rosehip mead or a apple cyser first. Either way I plan to make a 3 gallon batch of each however I only have 5 gallon fermenting buckets. I have 2 3 gallon carboys so once I rack them I have the appropriate...
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    Newbi from Big Island

    Thanks Maui joe, it certainly does help. Mahalo!
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    Aussie greenhorn

    Mahalo polnkLab and AussieWino, I tried some jaboticaba wine 12 years ago that a friend made and went right out and planted 2 trees. She has since passed before I got the recipe but I now finally harvested 16 lbs of the fruit and thought I'd dive in to replicate it as it was the best fruit...
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    Newbi from Big Island

    Sounds like a great idea Maui joe! Thanks for all your support! Aloha, Colette
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    Aussie greenhorn

    I have put word out to a couple of folks who have jaboticaba trees that I'm willing to pay to pick! It's season may be done tho for this year. Anything you might do differently next time. I messed up this first time around as I did not yet have a bag. So I began without one then 3 days...
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    Newbi from Big Island

    I was hoping that the first time I read this that the reason I didn't quite understand the "positive approach" was due to the fever/flu. However I am recovered and still don't quite get the terminalogy. Implements I have primary with the cool siphon near the base. Auto siphon for the carboys...
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    Newbi from Big Island

    Update. Air locks are still bubbling away, SG is currently 1.003 +.oo3 for temp. I'm seeing about 1/3" of sediment on bottoms of the carboys. Is it time to rack or should I wait until .995 or bubbling stops?
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    Newbi from Big Island

    Funny you should say that....I was short one airlock for the small amount left over.....it wasn't even enough for another bottle of any size.... I still have it in a bottle that's way to big for it. I'm thinking I have to toss it, im just having difficulty with that.... Great advice ill take...
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    Newbi from Big Island

    I'm soooo excited! As the 3 gal carboys still have not arrived I'm making do with 3. 1 gal glass bottles. I love that now I can see all the bubbling action going on and the air locks doing their thing. My son thought they look more like dragons blood than the dragons blood wine. I think it's...
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    Newbi from Big Island

    Def helps Mauijoe! I like the idea of the very ripe banana as well. I've read about banana chips and wondered if I could use some of the dried apple bananas we grow, but if i can use it without drying it first that saves a step! And I'm all for that!
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    back sweetening with splenda

    I'd love to know how it turns out and if you use granulated Splenda or liquid. Myself I switched over to liquid a few years ago as theirs no carbs and any of that other weird stuff that makes up the pwd.
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