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    Using dried elderflower - when and how to add

    Great, thanks to you both. I think I'll make the tea for the pinot, and perhaps do both with the apricot. We'll see! It's part of the fun. I'm sure it will be great either way. If I could, I'd share a bottle with you! Cheers, betty
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    Using dried elderflower - when and how to add

    Excellent, thank you @winemaker81 and @BernardSmith. I think I'll do as you described for apricot wine. I actually already got the pinot grigio going. For this one, what about adding the elderflower tea to the carboy for bulk aging? I'll have space for it because I would have lost volume...
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    Using dried elderflower - when and how to add

    Dear all: My wife loves elderflower. I've seen recipes for straight up elderflower wine, which I plan on making one day. But I have a stash of fruit and grape juice that I need to get through first. I have a cheap pinot grigio kit and also have cans of VH apricot juice. I'm considering...
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    How many gallons of Lon D's Skeeter Pee have been made?

    6gal of dragon's blood for me. 4879+6=4885
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    I did a final racking of my DB yesterday and saved some for tasting. I thought I'd share my experience. A few modifcations to the original recipe: (1) Used about 30oz of lemon juice rather than 48oz; (2) used 11 lbs of fruit (8lbs of costco triple mixed berry and 3lbs of costco blueberries)...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Thanks @KCCam. Also very helpful. It‘s clear to me that the better way to approach this recipe with about 11 lbs of fruit in a regular sized primary is to fill up at the start only to something just shy of 5 gallons with that knowledge that the additional gallon will come from the fruit. For...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Terrific. Thanks to both of you. Very helpful! Though what confuses me is Danger Dave's admonition in his recipe- Test SG with hydrometer (remember, you are looking for a SG around 1.075) Note: The natural sugars from the fruit (below) will slightly increase the final ABV, so be careful how...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    @BernardSmith and @sour_grapes, thanks so much. I never thought about SG as you've described it, but I get it. I started off at 6 gallons without the fruit. At 6 gallons without the fruit I had a starting 1.103 SG reading. How much volume did the juice add? I have no idea! I can only say...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Hi all- First off, thanks to Danger Dave for his recipe and to all of you for the knowledge in this thread. I've successfully made my first batch of Dragon's Blood and it tasted great on my initial rack. It's currently clearing. I'm hoping one of you gurus can help me with my ABV...
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