Jan
15

Honey Nut Lager

Posted under Home Brew

3lbs Dark DME
3lbs Honey
1 oz Northern Brewer Hops (60 min)
1 oz Citra Hops (60 min)
6.5 oz Peanut Butter Powder (Flame Out)

Dec
24

Hot Chocolate and Mint Wine

Posted under Home Brew
Dec
22

Chocolate mint wine

Posted under Home Brew

Chocolate mint wine. The mint was too strong, kind of taste like an off brand thin mint where you can barely taste the chocolate cause the mint is so strong. Less mint leaves next time

sunp0565

Dec
11

Chocolate Mint Wine

Posted under Home Brew

My first attempt at chocolate mint wine.

A real simple recipe for my first try. 5 quarts chocolate mint leaves, 10lbs cane sugar, ec-1118. SG 1.093 FG 1.015 10% abv

I steamed the mint leaves in a canner and left it till cool before opening to try and capture the chocolate taste. All my efforts were for not as my basement smelled like chocolate for a week. It tastes like it used to have chocolate in it. The mint was a bit strong, but really tasty. I think i’ll just boil as usual for the leaves next time.

For this time i’m made up for the extra mint with extra chocolate. I was going to use 4oz cocoa powder but i used all 8oz. I also threw in a half pound of milk sugar and 5 campden tablets.

The mint grows fast from march till november, The leaves will grow back in a week after i pick them. If i can perfect this recipe, I can make it for $10. $20 for fancy yeast and cocoa.

Will bottle Christmas eve

sunp0531sunp0523

Nov
23

Blackberry Wine Measurement

Posted under Home Brew

Starting gravity 1.126 to finish at 1.004. Sixteen percent alcohol. Not sweet, not dry. Going to bottle it friday/saturday

sunp0481

Nov
11

Tuning my piano

Posted under Good Times
Nov
02

Dream Mead

Posted under Home Brew

My next Recipe

Dream Mead

5lbs Oranges (zest & juice)
5lbs Honey
1/2lb Milk Sugar
2 Vanilla beans split
Bohemian Lager Yeast
Yeast Nutrient
5 oz cane sugar

dreammead

Oct
29

Organic Blackberry Mead Float

Posted under Home Brew
Oct
28

Halloween Party

Posted under Good Times
Oct
17

Cleaning and lubing piano action

Posted under Good Times