But is it Dragon Blood?

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  1. Mar 25, 2016 #1

    RevA

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    I've been making DB with a berry juice blend instead of actual berries, as its been very dry the last year and I couldn't harvest any berries that won't kill me (price of frozen berries has gone up by 66%). Now I'm wondering, is what I'm making still DB or should I call it flavoured Skeeter Pee?
     
  2. Mar 25, 2016 #2

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    Call it whatever you want to call it. It is your wine after all.
     
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    Berry Blend Skeeter Dragon Pee Blood has a nice ring to it…
     
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    If you used the DB recipe then call it DB and if the SP recipe was used call it flavored SP.
     
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    How many alterations do you need to make to a recipe before it is no longer the same recipe?
    If a home Brewer makes a Budweiser clone and adds different hops does he still need to call it "water", I mean "bud"?

    If you make a blueberry DB minus the lemon and triple berries (only using blueberries)
    Is it really Blueberry DB or simply blueberry fruit wine?
    I have altered the recipe enough that I have not called it DB in years! Mainly because it is just fruit wine!
    People have been making wine for thousands of years. When someone makes triple berry wine with a lemon base unaware of the WMT or DB is it DB?

    It is your wine call it what you want!
     
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    I was wondering who in their right mind would make a BudWater clone.::
     
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    Some of us have family, friends & neighbors who are BMC drinkers.
    And little by little we are secretly upping the hops on them!
     
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    No, it's still horse piss and should be called such!!


    As far as whether or not it is Dragon's Blood or not, you can call it "I'm a little teapot" if you want.
    I tend to make several wines loosely based on Dragon's Blood. I usually just call it Raspberry DB or Strawberry DB. Or in the case of dried elderberries, I just called it Elder Dragon. It sounded cooler, plus we are big gamers in this house.
     
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    Agreed! Elder dragon sounds awesome. I was thinking Brisingr blood because of the golden colour
     
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    Out of curiosity, if you admit to being able to call it anything, why do you keep either the "dragon" or "DB" in the name?
     
  11. Mar 28, 2016 #11

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    Sentiment, a nod to Dave, too lazy to think up a real name, needs something in the name to identify so I know it has a lot of lemon juice in it and to not serve it to people that get heartburn easily...
    Pick one.
    It's usually one of the above or a combination of the above.

    eta: Plus, we just really like dragons in this house as well.
    I did make a hibiscus DB that I just called Hibiscus Lemonade.
    Guess it just depends on the day whether or not we rename it or not.
     
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    The irony of folks bashing classic American pilsners while discussing what the proper name of a fruit juice and lemon concentrate wine should be is humorous.

    :)
     
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    Well, it's either Skeeter Blood or Dragon Pee.
     
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