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    Why do ALL of my can kits taste bad?

    I remember, when I first started brewing, every second brew I made tasted "wrong". I put that down to poor cleaning, although it may have been something else. I still only brew K&K. It does what I need it to do from a beer and I spend more time mucking around on other projects. However, they...
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    NAA.....JAO's Tasmanian Cousin

    Just a quick note on clearing. I bottled some mead a month or so back now. It took 13 months to clear.
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    Kim Chi

    I live in Tassie so I guess it stays cool enough, just finished my first batch and I survived, had a taste of the new batch yesterday, still vertical, far so good LOL Top Stuff anyway, even planted Wombok, Daikon and Spring Onions in my vegie patch!!
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    Jao The Ultimate Beginners Mead Recipe

    I cracked my last bottle of JAO at a christmas party earlier this week. I have not tasted it since I bottled it, and then it was "Hot" and like drinking Orange Peel. I have given bottles away over time, entered them in shows etc, but never actually got down to the business of drinking it...
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    Kim Chi

    Bumped into Kimchi on the tele the other day and got inspired, bought some from the local Asian grocery, liked it, then made a batch. Think I've found my new favourite healthy food
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    First cider attempt

    Cider usually goes a little slower than beer, but depending on temp, I'd take a reading as soon as activity ceases through the airlock, take readings over a few days and when you get three readings of the same value it should be fine to bottle. There is no rush though, it could sit there for a...
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    Parsnip Wine

    Ohh and to answer Mr No-Tip OG was 1.068 as to taste it tastes like wine, which most country wines do, its a clean, uncomplicated white wine taste, has good acid, tart, crisp. I'd have to have another go at it to be any more descriptive. But a blackberry wine I made a few years ago, looks...
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    Parsnip Wine

    I'm just about to head out to a BBQ, will post the recipe up later this arvo, on another note, I'm putting together a pomegranate melomel and a cyser today sometime. Ohh I will have time to do it now.... 1.75kg parsnips, 500g ripe bananas, 500g sultana, 7g rose petals, 20g malic tartaric...
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    Parsnip Wine

    Some time ago I put together a Parsnip Wine. It has been sitting in my cupboard waiting to clear before bottling for the last 9 months or so, according to my records. So, as I just mentioned, it had cleared a few days ago. Consequently I put it in bottles yesterday, during the process I got...
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    NAA.....JAO's Tasmanian Cousin

    I just followed the recipe I put up, it cleared pretty quick, however the Lake Pedder Meadowflower Mead I"ve made...two batches have not cleared and its been six months easy.
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    The best cider book?

    Hayne's ( The same mob that do the car fixing books) have a cider manual, its a good read, informative.
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    Was out playing 8 ball tonight and I had the misfortune to decide to try a Magners. That is some nasty four letter word starting with S. Has a nasty, nasty taste, the Irish must have to suffer some manky tasting apples if thats what their cider tastes like. Anyway, nuf said.
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    Apple and Ginger Cider.

    I imagine the ginger will either be unnoticeable or will take or the other depending on quantity. But I may be wrong, it has happened before.
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    Just on another note.....

    Was just having a quick gander over some posts and reminded myself of something I discovered the other day. Firstly, I'm not a huge drinker, hence some things get to age this long at my place. But I digress, so anyway a friend came round for a tasting after learning of my cider. So I whipped...
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    Mead question

    Funny you say that Dave, as this honey crystallized within 2 months of purchase, and its taking its time to clear.
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    Mead question

    Thinking about racking the Parsnip Wine once more, as its still not as clear as I'd like it to be.
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    Mead question

    Unsure to be honest, it was Lake Pedder Wildflower Honey I bought at a country show, so there is a fair chance it hasnt been fiddled with too much
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    Mead question

    I'll let you know in 12 to 18 months LOL
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    first sparkling cider - about to bottle, but lots of alcohol?

    We must catch up one day Rob and taste each other's ware's.
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    Mead question

    Well attached are some pictures of the two brews in question, also my Parsnip Wine, which is slowly clearing. The Parsnip wine is the one that looks like a bottle of Urine! The other two are a semi sweet and a sweet mead. They fermented out and have been racked off the lee's and are a few...