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  1. Avantjour

    Howdy from the Texas Gulf Coast

    Welcome Welcome to Winemaking Talk Forum Talltexan394e, I'm from Southeast Texas. There are a lot of great folks and helpful information information on this forum. With Mexican Plumbs, Peptic Enzyme will be you friend. As Fruit Wine sweetness is concerned, ferment dry and...
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    Fortified Wine/Port Question

    I agree, you didn't raise the ABV that much. I think it's the raw alcohol coming through. I've noticed that Fortified Wine/Port style wine are improved and mellow with a little decanting. For higher alcohol wines, you might wish to try a Champagne type of yeast, like EC1118. They...
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    Coopers Irish Stout Kit... roger80465, The Coopers Irish Stout Kit that I brewed tastes smooth, like I think a dark stout should taste and is very drinkable. It reminds me of my favorite coffee, Cafe du Monde. It has some chocolate and roasted bitter notes as well. Is it a Guinness or...
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    Keezer CO2 Bottles... hardworking, That sounds very interesting. I haven't made any hard cyder, only wines and beers. I started with a 5 # CO2 bottle that I purchased. I soon felt it was cost effective to spend $90.00 on the rental / exchange program for a 10 # bottle at a local welding...
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    My Beer Keezer Build... A few pics of my Beer Keezer build. Keezer with three 5 gallon Corny Kegs and 10 # CO2 bottle. This Frigidaire 9 cu ft Keezer will hold 4 Corny Kegs. It's populated with a Coopers Irish Stout and a Lonely Star Lager. I have a Summer Ale with Spice pack of...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Muscidine Triple Berry Dragon Blood Wine... Bienvenue, I to like to see all the variants to Dave's Dragon Blood. It's amazing how one recipe can be so versatile to so many wine makers. Your Tropical Daze looks very interesting. I may have to try that one. I've recently put together a...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Muscadine - Triple Berry Dragon Blood Wine Recipe Muscadine - Triple Berry Dragon Blood Wine Recipe This is what I did with Dave's wonderful Dragon Blood recipe... 08-10-15 Sanitize ( Star San ) all that will come in contact with Must... 1 bottle ( 24 oz ) 100% Lemon Juice...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Muscadine Triple Berry Wine... JSquared, I used 24 oz. of Real Lemon Juice.
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Muscadine Triple Berry Wine gaboy, The Muscadine Triple Berry wine tastes fresh, it's only been in bottles for three days. It's mildly sweet, slightly tart, as most Dragon Blood wines seem to be. There is a light hint of what I would describe as a musk flavor of the Muscadine wines...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Muscadine Triple Berry Wine... Yes, JSquared, I had 8 # of Muscadines and 6 # of Triple Berries. I thawed and destemmed the Muscadines, them into a filter bag. I put the Berries in a filter bag as well. I pressed the fruit in my Wine Press. Skins and juice went into the...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Muscadine Triple Berry Wine... Yesterday was bottling day for me. I bottled 30 bottles of Muscadine Triple Berry Wine. Great color and flavor.
  12. Avantjour

    What's in your glass tonight?

    Tonight's offering... Tonight we had "Bluebell" and "Not Your Dad's Root Beer" floats being enjoyed by my daughter and sister.
  13. Avantjour

    What's for Dinner?

    This evening I used the Cajun Fryer to fry Corn, Potatoes, Catfish and Oysters. I used Zatarain's Fish Fry to coat the Catfish and Oysters. Seasoned it all with Nu Nu's Seasoning from Lafayette, La.
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    Problem getting Better Bottle Carboys

    Better Boys... I too, was having trouble getting Better Boy carboys. Ended up purchasing a Vintage carboy, good but not a Better Boy. So this is the direction I'm going now. Purchased from More Beer. Speidel HDPE Fermenter / Carboy - 30L - 7.9 gal It will be in on the last day...
  15. Avantjour

    What's in your glass tonight?

    Bayou Satsuma Rum... ceeaton, Thats a good question. It's a Rum, so it could be used in Mixed Drinks. I have been sipping it so far. It's sweet to the pallet. They produce an Aged Rum, Satsuma Rum, a Silver Rum and a Spice Rum. This is my first of their bottles, I'll have to try...
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    Yes, Mike It should work nicely on Wings. I plan on cooking some after my next trip for provisions. Oysters would be good as well. I fried some Hush Puppies in the Cajun Fryer. I used a Purple Handled Disher to drop them. They were frying so fast that I had trouble keeping up. I began to...
  17. Avantjour

    What's in your glass tonight?

    Tonight it's Bayou Satsuma... Tonight I'm drinking Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur. A Father's Day gift from my Daughter an Them. Good stuff, I'll have to keep this in stock.
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    Cajun Fryer This week I purchased a R & V Works Cajun Fryer, 4 gallon, two basket model. It's estimated to feed 25 to 30 folks an hour. The bottom is Vee shaped, so the precipitate falls to a cool zone that doesn't get over 120 F. Makes the fry oil last much longer. Rain slacked off...
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    What's in your glass tonight?

    Tonight I'm drinking Dragons Blood... Tonight I'm drinking Dragons Blood that I bottled on 12-20-14. I followed and bottled Dave's Dragons Blood recipe twice now before branching off into other wines. This is so good that I'll revisit this recipe for my next batch. Very nice, great...
  20. Avantjour

    What's for Dinner?

    Larry's in the Grove... :dg Very good Tonyt, Two of our Birthday Celebrants were Autistic twins that loved the high energy of dancing to Cajun music. I live on Fm 421 near Pine Ridge.
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