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Nov 23, 2009
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Ok I'll start this .I would love to know what everyone is making or have made .It amazes me what people make wine with from scratch .Also those of you making beer list those also since it's part of the site .

In primary fermenter :

In carboy :

- WE Selection International Italian Pinot Grigio

- Batch #3 of skeeter pee

- Wine Kitz Chardonnay Chenin limited edition

- lime SP to use for mojito

Already made and bottled :

- Skeeter Pee batch # 2

- Spring Fever -Cran/pom ,white grape/pear , white cranberry ,lemon juices

- Island Mist Pomegranate Zinfandel

- Orchard breezin - Black Cherry Pinot Noir

- white cranberry juice & apple juice

-WE Selection -Speciale series -New Millennuim Sparkling wine

-No name for this yet but has cranberry/raspberry ,white cranberry ,
welches white grape juices decided to call it Cranberry Delight .
-Skeeter Pee #1
WE Vintners reserve - Mezza Luna White
WE Vintners Reserve world yineyard collection - Italian Pinot Grigio
WE Selection Limited Edition 2009 - California Lake County Trio Blanca
Cranberry & Pomegranate /white grape pear juices
White Cranberry
OB -Raspberry White Zinfandel
First batch of beer Brew house - cream ale
WE Selection original - Gewurztraminer
WE Selection Original -liebfraumilch
Orchard breezin - Holiday cran apple chardonnay x 2
WE Vintners reserve world vineyard collection -French Sauvignon Blanc ( very tart )

Not wine but we did 2 batches of alcohol base .
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I know I'm probably not the only newbie that would love if soemone could post all the abbrevations for the different wine companies example WE - wine expert .I could but would take me all day to look them all up.
Tall order if you want me to include what I've already made, including beer, but I'll try.

- Kolsch

- Oktoberfest

In Cellar (carboys and kegs):
- Dunkel - First lager!
- '09 Cellar Craft International Quartet Syrah (Shiraz) kit
- '09 Spiced Holiday Apple Wine
- WE Chocolate Raspberry Port kits (have 2 to make a 6 gallon batch. These were a huge hit as gifts last XMas, so I don't have much left from first batch)
- '09 Imperial Vanilla Bourbon Porter (saved some for wife after pregnancy)
- '09 Weizenbock (saved some for wife after pregnancy)
- Hard Apple Cider
- Irish Red Ale - Father-In-Law request
- '10 Imperial Vanilla Bourbon Porter for holidays and gifts
- '10 Hellion (Imperial Bourbon Oaked Stout to forget about in cellar for kid)
- '10 Holiday Belgian for holidays and gifts
- Milk Stout - also post-childbirth wife request
- Cellar Craft Showcase Austrian Gruner-Veltliner
- '10 Cru Select Platinum Semillon Sauvignon Blanc - Australia

In Kegerator:
- Angry Asphalt Porter
- Holiday Belgian Ale
- Belgian Golden Strong Ale
- English Brown Ale
- Dunkelweizen
- Dunkel - First lager!
- Old Ale
- Blond Ale
- Hard Apple Cider
- Cherry/Apple Cider

Plan to make this year:
- Big mead to forget in cellar for 21 years for kid
- '10 Spiced Holiday Ale for holidays and gifts
- Honey Blonde Ale
- '10 Cru Select RQ Alpine Foothills Italian Barbaresco
- If I have time (probably not), I want to try making sake now that I have a temp controlled fermentation environment.
- There will be plenty of other not-yet-planned beers, and a few wines/meads. I'd like to try a fruit wine, but I may not have time to get to that this year... we'll see. I'm hedging my bets on time assuming that I'll have a LOT less once my wife evicts the kid from her belly (in July, supposedly).

Made in the past (only listing each style once... I don't think you care how many batches of the same beer I've made. LOL):
- Kolsch
- Sweet Traditional Mead
- Medium/Dry Traditional Mead
- Cellar Craft International YAKIMA SYNERGY II white wine kit
- Selection Estate Washington Columbia Valley Riesling kit
- WE Chocolate raspberry port kit - First kit... kinda messed up, but saved with brandy fortification
- Milk stout
- Molasses Porter
- Oatmeal Stout
- Amber Ale
- Belgian Pale Ale
- Irish Red Ale
- Toasted Oatmeal Vanilla Bourbon Stout
- Chocolate Hazelnut Porter
- Chocolate Porter (hazelnut was too much, so tried again without it)
- English Bitter
- Cream Ale
- WE Vintners Reserve Pinot Blanc Kit (White cooking wine for wife)
- WE Vintners Reserve World Vineyard California Trinity Red (Red cooking wine for wife)
- '09 Masters Edition AllJuice Outback Shiraz 23L kit
- '09 Vanilla Cinnamon Mead
- Many versions of the same beers, slightly altered, while getting the recipes dialed in to where we really enjoy them.
- That's all I can think of for now...
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in secondary: strawberry jam wine - 5 gallon
pineapple from concentrate - 1 gallon
jaom original recipie - 1 gallon

in bulk age : muscadine and peach blend red - 3 gallons
muscadine and peach blend white - 3 gallons
apple - 3 gallons

in bottles : blackberry - 3 gallons
muscadine - 5 gallons very good young:try
tomatoe - 1 gallon

bombs made : apwelwine - 1 gallon ( learning expeirence)

next : banana - 1 gallon
blueberry mead - 1 gallon
and what ever else that yaw inspire me with:)
I like that you told us what you plan on making this year .Is kolsch a beer ?
So far, in order:

1 gallon batch of white concord from concentrate - got an infection and I poured it out
2 gallons of carrot - not very good, but I learned a lot from it. Bottled it last week.
5 gallons beaujolais from concentrate - still in carboys, tasted at last racking and it's pretty good.
3+ gallons blueberry - still in carboy - tasted after last racking and it is decent, but a little thin. I may mix with something.
1 gallon passion fruit/frozen dole's grape concentrate - in carboy, plan on making this sweet for the wife and others
3 gallons strawberry riesling - used riesling concentrate + 10lbs frozen strawberries. In carboy now.
3 gallons candy cane/niagra - In Carboy now
3+ gallons Blackberry Pinot Noir - 20 lbs frozen blackberries + can Alexander's Pinot Noir - In Carboy now
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Bulk Aging-Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Chianti, Grenache, Merlot, Plum, Riesling, Apple, Pear, Shiraz-Cabernet, Syrah, Zinfandel.

Bottled-Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay Beaujolias, Merlot, Zinfandel, Grenache, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Apple, and a House from each year.

Anticipating making as soon as I can-Pineapple, Watermelon, Blueberry Shiraz and the more I browse this sight my wish list just gets bigger and bigger.
tooth>> you have a nice list there! makes me want a beer.


lots of commercial wine
wild praire mead for home use

past made wine (not counting duplicates from above):
apple black currant
apricot brandy
basil (thai and ?)
blackberry merlot
black currant
chocolate raspberry merlot
green tomato
jalapeno apple
pecan bourbon
pecan brandy
pineapple orange
pineapple tangerine
raspberry chipotle
raspberry merlot

about half of the wines have been made multiple times. some as many as 4 or 5 times.
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Mid, I'd like to hear more about the Pecan. Care to share?
In line
A few Sugar washes
Blueberry Melomel

RJ Spagnols Orchard Breezin Pomegranate Wildberry Zinfandel

Bulk Aging
Crab Apple
Cab Sauv/Merlot

On Tap
Dos Equis Clone
Brewers Best Hop Nog
Magic Hat #9 Clone
Sparkling Crab Apple Wine
Mid, I'd like to hear more about the Pecan. Care to share?

it actually tastes more buttery than strong pecan flavor. like peanut brittle, but with pecans is the best way i could describe it. it's a family recipe that i can't divulge due to be releasing it in the future commercially. sorry i can't share with ya cid.

seems many are interested in it. hopefully it's a big seller!
This is what I have been busy doing:


3 gallon 6 gallon Carlos/bronze
5 gallon Muscadine Red
8 gallon Noble
6 gallon Fredonia
5 gallon Brianna
5 gallon Niagara
5 gallon Catawba
5 gallon Edelweiss
5 gallon Diamond
5 gallon Delaware
6 gallon Malbec
6 gallon Zinfindal
5 gallon Traminette
3 gallon Apple
1 gallon Apple/Strawberry/Kiwi
Already made
Apple spice
Banana pepper/white grape/raspberry
Blackberry oaked
Black Raspberry
Blackberry/Raspberry Mead
Black Currant
Candy Cane w/chocolate
Cabernet Sauvignon
Carlos/Noble Blend
Chambourcin & Vignoles blended
Cherry - montmorency & bing
Cherry - Sweet/sour cherries
Cherry blush
Cherry - Bing
Cherry - Montmorency cherries
Concord/Sweet Cherry
Elderberry - full body
Elderberry - blush
Elderberry - blush, kegged
habernaro hot pepper/white grape
Hot Pepper -Cayenne & Hungarian Hot
Island Mist Black Raspberry Merlot
Island Mist Blackberry Cabernet
JAO Mead
LH Vignoles
Muscat, kegged
Muscato (addd oranges)
Muscadine Bronse/Carlos
Muscadine red
Muscadine Red/Noble blend
Niagara w/Noble&Muscadine Red slurry
Niagara w/Carlos/bronze
Orchard Breezin Blueberry Shiraz
Plum Bell
Pumpkin pie spice
Raspberry Blush
Red Raspberry/Blackberry Mead
Sauvignon Blanc
Skeeter Pee/Muscadine slurry
Skeeter Pee - kegged
Skeeter Pee, pear slurry
Skeeter Pee, elderberry slurry
Starburst jellybean
Summer Breeze
Tropical Fruit
Welch's Strawberry Breeze
Welch's White Grape & Peach concentrate
Welch's White Grape & Raspberry
Cheese Aging
4 pounds farmhouse cheddar
3 pounds montery jack

WOW, I never listed everything before, By George, I impressed myself! :try

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Been making wince since October 2009. So not very long at all.


Wine Expert - Vintner's Reserve - Bergamais - 6 Gallons
Orchard Breezin' Blueberry Shiraz - 6 Gallons
RJS California Red Zinfindel - 6 gallons
RJS Barolo - 6 gallons
Welches White Grape Peach & Grapefruit 1- Gallon
RJS Grand Cru Malbec - 6 Gallons

2009: In Carboy
Apple - 3 Gallons

2010: Bottled
RJS Pinot Gris - 6 Gallons
MM Sauvignon Blanc
Dandelion Wine - 1 gallon

2010: In Carboy
Cranberry Wine from old orchard concentrates - 5 Gallons
Skeeter Pee - original lemon - 5 Gallons
Cellar Craft Bella Bianco - 6 Gallons
RJS Meritage - 6 gallons
Jalepeno Wine - 1 Gallon
Mullberry Wine
Cellar Craft Merlot - 6 Gallons

Currently Fermenting
Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes - 3.5 Gallons
Concord from fresh Maryland grapes - 1 to 2 Gallons
Joe's Ancient Orange Mead- 1 Gallon
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in secondary: strawberry jam wine - 5 gallon
pineapple from concentrate - 1 gallon
jaom original recipie - 1 gallon

in bulk age : muscadine and peach blend red - 3 gallons
muscadine and peach blend white - 3 gallons
apple - 3 gallons

in bottles : blackberry - 3 gallons
muscadine - 5 gallons very good young:try
tomatoe - 1 gallon

bombs made : apwelwine - 1 gallon ( learning expeirence)

next : banana - 1 gallon
blueberry mead - 1 gallon
and what ever else that yaw inspire me with:)

Bombs as in exploding bottles or nasty taste?
I started this hobby one concentrate kit at a time and it quickly became an obsession and then a profession.


Waiting to be made:


Port Blends
CA - Amarone
CA - Cab Merlot
CA - Merlot
CA - Vieux-Chateau-du-Roi
CA - White Zinfandel
CA - White Merlot
CA - Chardonnay
CA - Johannisberg Riesling
Chilean - Cab Franc
Chilean - Zinfandel
Chilean - Carmenere
Chilean - Malbec
Chilean - Chardonnay

Made and Bottled
From Juice:
-Chilean - Thompson Green seedless Orange Mango Blend
-Chilean - Thompson Green Seedless Peach Blend
-Pink Catawba 90% Catawba/5% Fredonia/5%Chambourcin
-California Cabernet Merlot
-California Lambrusco
-California White Zinfandel
-Country Apple 2012 Apple/Crab Apple/Plum/Red Raspberry
-Frenzy - Apple/Crab apple/Honey/Dark Maple
-Sammies blend - 75% Catawba/25% Fredonia
-Red Raspberry
-Valvin Muscat
-Crabapple Chardonnay 20/80
-Raspberry/Niagara 20/80
-Tranquility-Crabapple/Raspberry/Marquis 20/20/60
-Plum- Plum/Seyval/Niagara 30/15/55
-Crabapple - Crabapple/seyval 30/70
- California Chardonnay/Peach/Apricot
- California Gewurztraminer
- California Johannisberg Riesling
- California Liebfraumilch
- Chilean Carmenere
- Chilean Malbec
- Chilean Red Zinfandel
- Chilean Muscato
- Chilean Pinot grigio
- Fredonia
- Gewürztraminer
- Riesling
- Red Plum
- Labrusca
- Late Harvest Vignoles w/ chocolate
- Late Harvest Vignoles
- cherry/chocolate
- cherry chocolate/almonds
- Catawba
- Pink Catawba
- Vignoles
- Tall Ships (Niagara 80% & Cayuga 20%)
- Cayuga with 20% Niagara blend
- Meghans Vista (Concord 2/3 & Dimond 1/3)
- Steuben
- Diamond
- Traminette x2
- Sweet Harvest Blend (Niagara/Concord 50/50)
- Isabella
- Vidal x3
- Raspberry Blush x2
- Rhubarb x2
- Rhubarb Strawberry
- Strawberry
- Blackberry Isabella X2
- Niagara x2
- Cranberry
- Mystic Sky (Niagara/Cranberry Blend) x2
- Vidal Ice Wine
- Vidal Ice Wine with chocolate blend

- Skittle Wine
- Skeeter Pee
- Skeeter Pee with Raspberry/Apple concentrate
- Apple/Jalapeno Wine
- Country Apple from Cider

RJS Cru Select
- German Riesling Traminer
- Italian Chianti Riserva
Orchard Breezin:
- CranApple Chardonnay x2
- Sangria w/Seville Orange
- Watermelon White Merlot
- Acai Raspberry Cabernet Sauvignon
- Calypso Bianco
- Pomegranate Wildberry Zinfandel
- Raspberry White Zinfandel
- Green Apple Gewurztraminer
- Cranberry Chianti
RJS Cru Specialty
-Apple Tatin White Port
-Coffee Port
-Orange Chocolate Port x2

Wine Expert:
Island Mist –

- Cranberry Melbec Kegged - on tap
- BlueBerry Pinot Noir
- Blackberry Cabernet X2
- Peach Apricot Chardonnay x 2
- Black Raspberry Merlot
- Wildberry Shiraz
- Green Apple Riesling
- Strawberry White Merlot
- Exotic Fruits White Zifandel
- Mango Citrus Symphony
- Kiwi Pear Sauvignon Blanc
- White Cranberry Pinot Gris x 2

Vintners Reserve-
- Merlot
- Liebfraumilch x 2
- Piesporter

Selection White Zinfandel
Selection Estate – Washington Columbia Valley Riesling x2
Selection Original – Piesporter
Selection Viognier
Selection Symphony
Selection Vieux Chateau Du Roi
Selection Original White Merlot x2
World Vineyard South African Chenin Blanc x2
World Vineyard – Washington Riesling
Limited Edition –
- New Zealand Gewürztraminer
- Australian Riesling
- Trio Blanca
- Pacific Quartet
- Pacifica White

Heron Bay:
Ultra Gewurztraminer
Ultra Cabernet Merlot

I continue to make a lot of wine each year. I have chosen not to list anymore of the wines I make after 1.01.2013
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bombs as an exploding 1 gallon growler in my bedroom after backsweeting and putting a screw on cap on it, thank god it wasnt a red wine. from now on bubbler goes back on them for a few days and keep them out of bedroom.
I just finished the primary on an Spagnols Orange Chocolate Port

In carboys I have niagara, diamond, petit syrah, pinot noir, pinot grigio, white zin.

Will be starting a WE Wildberry Shiraz soon. Will also be starting my summer blueberry wine.
I like that you told us what you plan on making this year .Is kolsch a beer ?

Yeah... it's a beer made in the Koln area of Germany. The name is regulated (like Champagne needs to be from the Champagne region of France), so you don't see much of it outside of Germany. My wife and I enjoyed it on our honeymoon, which was partially spent driving through Germany, so I figured out how to make it when I got home. Now it's a favorite. I think my wife is particularly fond of that beer because it probably reminds her of our honeymoon.

The yeast is a hybrid yeast. It's an ale yeast, but is fermented in the mid-to-high 50's, then the beer needs 6 weeks of cold aging (lagering) before it's really ready to drink.
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We just bought another wine kit last night: Cellar Craft Showcase Austrian Gruner-Veltliner. I'll be making this next year as well.

More importantly, the Cellar Craft International Quartet Syrah (Shiraz) kit I have is now out of the box and in the primary fermenter. :r

Is the idea to keep updating my earlier post on this thread as I add things, or was it a point-in-time kind of thing?

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