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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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    Newbi from Big Island

    Oh dear Julie! You were so correct about the hydrometer. I had it on my list to purchase a second one when I pick up my granddaughter on Friday....but oooops my first one broke today....slippery little sucker....now I have to get 2!:)
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    Newbi from Big Island

    My mom as was used to make a fabulous strawberry guava jelly with wild guavas growing around the vacant lots of Princeville on Kauai. Don't see to many any more, too may houses. I have a couple of table guavas, sweeter than a common guava and a lot bigger. Hmmm I like this idea....I usually...
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    back sweetening with splenda

    I'm a bit late to this thread, not sure what you have done, however have you thought of using liquid Splenda as it is pure sucralose without the dextrose and maltodextrin? I was contemplating that as well so I'm wondering what you did and the results? Aloha, Colette
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    Aussie greenhorn

    Jaboticaba I am just beginning my first attemp at jaboticaba wine making and am curious how your seems to be doing?
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    Howdy Folks!

    Aloha Papawdude, and welcome, from one newbie to the next! I discovered this forum just as my first wine went into the primary bucket. Wish I'd found it earlier as folks here have bee sooo very helpful and welcoming! My understanding is that your product should come close to the top of your...
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