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  1. MiBor

    Bottle Shock?

    Something really weird is happening to a batch of Merlot I bottled about a month ago. I made this wine from grapes in the fall of 2020 and was aged for a year with about 3 months of that year being in a barrel. The wine I bottled was well balanced, with good structure and mouthfeel, still fruity...
  2. tradowsk

    Water in mead

    This may seem a bit odd, but I was in Trader Joe's today and saw bottles of "artisan glacier water" from Norway. It got me thinking about what effect the water used in mead making has on the final flavor profile, since pretty much everyone focuses on the honey flavor profile. So if I were to...
  3. Forager

    bulk aging with low abv

    Hi guys, Question for any cider enthusiasts, couple of things actually. So I decided I wanted to go for a lower abv batch of cider this year, something more easy-drinking. Anyway just racked my three gallon batch to a carboy to age till spring and I'm a bit concerned that the abv might...
  4. R

    Skeeter Pee flavors

    I just finished bottling my first batch of pee. My wife and I both really like the taste. My batch was made with a starter and by following Lon's recipe...thanks Lon! I see that different flavors of pee can be made by using a slurry to start fermentation. So, on to my question.... Rather...