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  1. Nov 1, 2009 #61

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    Cleaning clear bottles for my Rhubarb. Should be ready to bottle it in a week or two. Hope to take a ride and hit some wineries this afternoon.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2009 #62

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    must be new to the craft. you can't slack or you can't drink :b
     
  3. Nov 2, 2009 #63

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    yes learning from my mistakes. I actually treated myself to a 12pk of widmer bros drop top amber ale. first store bought brew i've had in about 6 months
     
  4. Nov 2, 2009 #64

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    I'm cleaning two carboys that a friend just lent me and thinking about which wine to start next. :db :b
     
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    Just waved good-bye to my first attempt at wine as it disappeared down the drain. :( BUT...my 2nd attempt, using the info I gained here, is looking classic! :r
     
  6. Nov 2, 2009 #66

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    Which wine did you dump and why?
     
  7. Nov 2, 2009 #67

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    Today I pitched the yeast into 6 gallons of Strawberry must, scaped labels,now I am sitting on my *** Starting SG 1.09, sweetened with Brown sugar and honey, dont ask how much, I didn't measure. Added I will add sugar at 1.06 cause I will be back sweetening. It is Girl wine and I dont want it to weak ,O ya used 25 pounds of berries
     
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    You're obsessed with girl-wine today Mike.. something you want to tell us?

    :p

    Allie
     
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    I've got both breadmakers going with wholemeal rosemary bread for dinner tonight. Currently making potato, leek and bacon soup to go with the bread..

    crying now ( just cut up three large onions)

    :(

    Allie
     
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    :ot:
    This was supposed to be plum wine. You know, purple, clear, etc.?
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    In my ignorance, I followed this "recipe":
    1 pound fruit
    1 pound sugar
    1 oz yeast
    (All x4)
    Pasteurize fruit and sugar, add yeast.

    What I ended up with was 4 gallons of yeast sorbet. Dumping it was merciful.
     
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    Depends on what kind of plums you use and if you let them pulp ferment. Did you ferment on the skins?
     
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    Wade, I ansered this over here so as not to hijack this thread.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2009 #73

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    we all dump wine sometime..

    Plum isn't the easiest wine for a first wine..

    I made molasses/treacle wine once..

    massive/ unsalveagable/ stinky..eggysmelling horrible stuff I ever made..

    apparently adding energiser would have saved it..

    ( I'm not convinced)

    Allie
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    The rest of today...

    NOW what am I doing?
    Wondering why I shot a 100 grain deer with a 180 grain bullet. :gb
     
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    hey darl,

    if you can't send me your extra venison. And you should ..I have freezerspace.


    don't damn well shoot perfectly good meat on the hoof.. I will growl at you...

    Allie..
     
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    Because I am making wine that my daughter in law and her friends like and drink. They are all early 20's(girls) I thought last strawberry I made sucked but they all loved it . I also make Riesling for her and her friends, so GIRL WINE. Are you telling me NZ girls dont like fruity sweet wine cooler kinda wine?BTW you aren't a girl(see definition above):db:tz...:p
     
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    Wellll.... it was perfectly good meat...until I shot it in the butt! :m
     
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    see definition?

    grins..
    you're a US bloke..

    What do you know about NZ women?

    for the record..I don't drink chardonnay/riesling or sav blanc..unless I was unfortunate enough to get it as a gift.


    and my daughters have better taste..

    Allie...

    :bt
     
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    I love venison OP.. shame you don't live closer. I'd be happy to swap home preserves etc in exchange.

    I'm a good cook btw..


    Allie
    :bt
     
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    I'll trade you pound for pound for some of that famous NZ mutton! ;)
     

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