HomeMade Wine

Orange Spice Mead

by David 20 September 2010

When I first decided to make homemade wine and mead I found Storm the Castle to be a very helpful website.  I loosely followed a recipe from there site to make my Cheap Easy Mead as well as when I decided to go big with my First 5 gallon Batch.  Reading through the site I […]

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Double Transfer

by David 17 September 2010

Not only had I been meaning to transfer my Ruby Hooker Raspberry Mead,  my First 5 Gallon batch needed to be racked as well.  The main issue was that Josh was supposed to buy a Better Bottle carboy so we could do all this.  His lack of motivation with the assistance of his work schedule made this […]

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Ruby Hooker Raspberry Mead

by David 15 September 2010

I was reading Charlie Papazian’s “The Homebrewer’s Companion” and while the mead section is relatively short it does have some really good looking recipes in it, the Ruby Hooker Raspberry Mead is no different.  It looked so good I thought I’d give it a try. Josh and I did this one together. I used the recipe […]

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Cherry Skeeter-Pee Update

by David 14 September 2010

It has been a while since I’ve updated everyone, I thought I’d let you know how my Cherry Lemon Lime-Aid Skeeter-Pee came out. It came out very good.  After about a month I bottled it, I decided not to rack it at all this made making this wine one of the easiest homemade wines I’ve tried. […]

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Easy Recipes For Beginner Mead Makers

by David 14 July 2010

I have been trying coinvince a lot of people to give homemade mead making a shot for some time now. As a result they often ask me for an easy recipe.  I usually send them an e-mail with all the info they need.  The other day this question was asked of me on twitter by […]

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Recipe: Easy First Time Mead

by David 14 July 2010

List of Ingredients: 5 Gallon of Spring Water (do not get refrigerated) 1.5-4 pounds of pure unprocessed honey per gallon of water 2 teaspoons of yeast nutrient 2 teaspoons of yeast energizer 1 package of wine yeast Adjust honey as follows for desired sweetness: Specification Dry Medium Sweet Very Sweet Honey per gallon 1.5 – […]

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Recipe: Cheap Easy Mead

by David 14 July 2010

List of Ingredients I purchased from Grocery store: 1 Gallon of Spring Water (do not get refrigerated) 3-4 pounds of pure unprocessed honey 1 balloon to stretch over the mouth of the spring water jug 1 package of Fleishmann’s Yeast (or any wine making yeast) 1 Tea Bag 1 Orange 25 Raisins Start by taking a […]

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Skeeter-Pee Cherry Lemon Lime-Aid

by David 8 July 2010

I have been intrigued by Skeeter-pee for some time now. It’s basically a lemon wine, not to be confused with hard lemon aid.  I like this for a few reasons. First, Skeeter-pee is a fast drinking wine, meaning it does not need to age and since I’m new to homemade wine making I’m eager to start drinking some of my […]

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Canteen Wine

by David 1 July 2010

In case you do not know I was in the U.S. Army from 2000-2004 during that time I went to U.S. Army RANGER School. We didn’t eat much in ranger school but we did get M.R.E.’s or Meals Ready to Eat. Your probably asking yourself “OK..How does this have anything to do with wine making?” […]

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How Easy is Homemade Wine Making

by David 1 July 2010

Shortly after I began Making Homemade Wine, I started adding a few posts about my homemade wine making adventures on Facebook and Twitter. It was not long after that, I logged in to Facebook and this was posted on my wall: Well Pam, Sorry it took me so long to respond but here is your […]

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