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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2008 02:44:54 PM »

Oh so lovely. Is it sweet? Is it like a dessert wine? Mellow?

« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2008 12:17:35 PM »

Im not sure if your talking about the plum wine or the honey wine recipes.
Im not sure what plum tastes like since i havent tried to make that one yet. Im very curious to try.

When the honey mead is completely done -- it should taste wine like with a hint of honey in it.
It is a desert wine..... but I have been known to sip on it all afternoon with gingerale in it-- Since it is made from honey which is a type of sugar it can raise the alcohol  level -- when my meads are completed they are usually between 10-16 percent -- You dont want want it any higher then that. Even a tiny glass can get your head spinning.

My peach is done now -- not making to many bubbles. It didnt go clear for me. It might once its in bottles for 6 plus months before I drink it.


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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2008 05:43:40 PM »

Oh, I got so excited I did not notice it was more than one wine.  Cheesy

The wines sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008 07:39:22 PM »

The photos are of the plum wine, during its various stages of the process. The plum wine I made is a dry wine, similar to red. To make a sweeter wine, like a desert wine, you have to add a sugar type mix to the wine. This can start fermentation AGAIN if you don't have the proper chemicals to add to keep your wine from re-fermenting. (is that a word? LOL) That is how champagne (sp?) is made. When you add sugar back to your wine and then bottle it, it begins to ferment again, this time in your bottles. As it does this it gives off CO2 gas. If the gas can't escape, and continues to build, it can explode your bottles. I am not ready to experiment with shards of glass just yet....I am going to just stick with simple wines for a while. Smiley Next time your in the store, look at the champagne bottles and compare them to the regular wine. They are typically thicker, heavier, and have a more pronounced convolution in the bottom of the bottle, they are also fitted with wire to help keep the corks from popping under the pressure. These bottles are designed to handle the added pressure, regular wine bottles are not and can easily explode under the extra gas pressure. I LOVE my alcohol science!
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