Poll. How many people on this site now are at least 21? If you are 21 have you brewed beer, made wine?!

Question: Poll!. How many people on this site now are at least 21!? If you are 21 have you brewed beer, made wine!?
Your story!.!.!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes I am over 21! I accidentally made strawberry wine once!. I had bought a crate of strawberries and had sliced them and sugared them for shortcakes!. After 2 days I was tired off shortcakes and forgot about the strawberries!. They started to ferment and I started adding sugar and water too them to keep the liquid the same level!. It smelled really good! But my ex-husband took my strawberries out of the fridge and put them outside in the shed (according to him that's what needed to be done)!. They molded and I lost my strawberry wine!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I pass the ID check!.

My story is I make and drink beer!. Began brewing through some friends who are brew nuts!. The whole beer thing is awesome!. Yes I brew beer and made a wine once!. I agree beer is more complex than wine/mead!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Age 29

Never brewed beer or made wine (unless you count distilling pure alcohol out of grape juice and yeast in chemistry class)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes, I'm over 21, well over!. I've made beer, wine, cider, mead, and liqueurs!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Not me I want to be 25 for my car insurance to drop!. I don't care about being 21 or beer

then you should say something like "people over 21 only" not "poll"Www@FoodAQ@Com

I'm 33 and started home brewing about 10 years ago!. I started out making mead (honey wine) and a couple of years ago started making beer!. At the moment I have 3 varieties of mead working (blueberry, apple, and fig) and 2 varieties of beer (apple ale and nut brown ale)!. Since mead needs to age, I have bottles from several different years including the first batch I ever made!.
E-mail me if you want more specifics!.

Mead is no more complicated than beer!. It just needs time to age!. I always age mine at least a year before drinking or!. !. ahem!. !. !. giving away in exchange for donation!.

Here's my basic recipe:

15-18 pounds good dark honey (I have a local source of wildflower honey)!. The darker the honey, the better!. Lighter honey such as clover won't have as much flavor in the finished product!.
2 gallons fresh apple cider
2-3 gallons spring water
1 packet champagne yeast

Start your yeast in about a cup of the apple cider!. Pour the honey into a large pot with a gallon of water!. Bring to a boil and boil for an hour, skimming off any foam!. The foam is the protein rising to the top!. If you don't skim this off, you'll have a cloudy product!. Pour into the primary fermenter, add the cider and enough water to fill the fermenter!. When it's cooled down, pitch your yeast!. Fermentation could last for several weeks!. When the yeast dies off and falls to the bottom, rack to secondary!. I'll age for several months in the secondary and rack again (clearer product this way)!. In another month, I'll siphon into a bottling bucket and bottle (you can give it a taste at this point too)!. Age for as long as you can stand it!.

I would agree that beer is more complex!. There are far more variables in the ingredients!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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