Your favorite bee plants

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by efmesch, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I had an old great uncle (quite the character I might add) back in the mountain that use to make up a large batch of dandelion wine each year. I have no idea what it contained but for some unknown reason though it contained more fruits than dandelions. I have no idea where that impression came from.... the impression I do well recall is it went down very smoothly. great stuff. hopefully peevee will share with us the making of this magical drink.
     
  2. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    i tried to search the honey plant books....is 1929 really the best we can do here....no wonder people have a hard time figuring bee problems out...half the info is 100 years old or more.

    im trying to find a copy of the old honey book that i can download...i wont hold my breath.
     

  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I might be willing to try a dandelion mead recipe, but no way on a conventional wine.
     
  4. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    i know how to make applejack....has anybody ever tried to make honeyjack (or whatever you might call it)
     
  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My mead could be compared to honeyjack. The yeast always dies of alcohol poisoning. But mine is sweet. Is applejack?
     
  6. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    yes its sweet.....what is your alch. %
     
  7. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No idea. When it quits bubbling it's done. I'm guessing 20 per cent.
    Fleischmann yeast and low tech, but it's good.
     
  8. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Unless it's specially raised "alcohol resistant yeast" they usually die at about 16%--but holding out til about 20% is also not unusual if you "feed" them the honey in small additions.