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  1. J

    200 lbs. pears, 40 pounds of plums

    Pear wine How big of a problem is it if you have ground up pears seeds. We ran pears through extractor. Thanks
  2. J

    200 lbs. pears, 40 pounds of plums

    pears and apple I have three batches of pear wine going now. All in primaries. neighbor picked pears and altogether picked 150 gal in 5 gal pails. We use a juice extractor which I am sure lowers our recovery but by the time its done I should have thirty gallons of pear wine cooking. I...
  3. J

    Need a good pumkin recipe

    As it is fall here apples are about done and I have three five gallon batches going anyway. I am picking pears this weekend and maybe start a batch or two of pear mead. I am not worried about any of these because the juices are predictable. But I would like to try some pumpkin mead and I...
  4. J

    pyment

    I generally use i qt of honey added to a gallon of juice and then use lalvin 1118. used concord graps the i picked locally last year and will pick again this weekend. turned out fine
  5. J

    Old Orchard Apple Kiwi Strawberry juice

    a couple months in the carboy. I made five gallons of it. I make mead so used either 4 or 5 quarts of honey in it and 1118 as the yeast. So it turned out fairly strong and fairly sweet. Didnt have any problems with it and it has mellowed out fairly well. Also used the rasberry and it turned...
  6. J

    Old Orchard Apple Kiwi Strawberry juice

    I made one batch of mead with it and it worked fine. Everyone loved it and it fermented well. I did use Lalvin 1118 which is pretty aggressive. Will make another batch of the same. Dont worry
  7. J

    watermellon

    I may rethink making watermelon wine. I have other things available. Dont know that I want to go to a lot of work and some expense to take a chance on getting a batch that may not be good anyway. But the watermelon will be free so maybe one five gallon batch. Should be getting some pears...
  8. J

    watermellon

    watermelon I actually did not intend to use any rind and thought i would juice the meat of the melon
  9. J

    honey wine/ mead??

    mead I raise bees and make mead to use up honey. I use 5 gallon carboys and about 5quarts of honey to five gallons of fruit juice I generally use Lalvin 1118 and depending on the juice some acid blend, pectin and tannin. Mead is easy but if I had to buy the honey, i wouldn't make any...
  10. J

    watermelon wine or mead help

    I have made a lot of mead and have always had good luck, other than on batch i put cloves in. Would like to try watermelon as I can get watermelons for nothing or close to it, at least towards end of the season. But, i have never heard anything good said of making watermelon wine. I would...
  11. J

    watermellon

    Watermelon I have made a lot of mead and have always had good luck, other than on batch i put cloves in. Would like to try watermelon as I can get watermelons for nothing or close to it, at least towards end of the season. But, i have never heard anything good said of making watermelon wine...
  12. J

    I raise bees and like making mead

    I raise bees and like making mead
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