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Poll: Ever make your own wine?
  • 11.6% - Yep, it was _______. (Comments!) 99
  • 88.4% - Nope. 756
855 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

BlackCreekBearTRP1


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Delightful

rworth01


quality posts: 2 Private Messages rworth01

Wine and mead - excellent

fred108ama


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YES,IN PRISON,OR AT LEAST THATS WHAT WE CALLED IT

pigsnfish


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Tasted similar to vinegar. Can't even remember the fruit we used. Pretty disgusting.

Dwergmal


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From my grandmother's recipes. They turned out wonderfully and were still going strong 20 years after I made them.

edgeducks


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Mead. Not sure that qualifies.

PUfelix85


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Penis (I am not even sure it will let me put that in the comments, but I am going to try any ways.) It is my standard answer to fill in the blanks.

x8

jimmygeek


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Less than drinkable, but I'm sure it was an issue with my process. Improper sanitization, too high a fermentation temp, etc.

thebruce8541


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It was oh so Meady

jcraige1


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I made granny smith apple in one batch and strawberry/kiwi in another. They are a bit sweet, but very good.

PenDancer


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yes - dandelion: too tart - elderberry: not sweet enough - strawberry - too sweet --- now I'm leaving the wine making to wine makers and I'll relax and enjoy...

cole103


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...awful. Some kind of Welch's abomination in the mid-70s. Tasted and dumped it. Have made some really great Ginger Meads though, if that counts.

JonnyRedBike


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Horrible and it made me switch over to making beer...

jamessloan


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While in the USMC, aboard a Navy vessel, we tried making wine by picking the raisins out of carrot & raisin salad from the chow hall. Apparently, you should wash the mayo off before fermenting...the whole squad was free flowing from both ends

IrishLass622


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Never made any myself, but years ago my brother-in-law made a 5 gallon tub of something he said they called in Wisconsin "cherry bounce" from the cherries in their backyard. It tasted like a wine/booze combo. It was a little sweet & oh boy you needed to drink it slow!

chardonay


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we made Chardonnay, it was ok, except I really like oaky, and you can't get that unless you have barrels.

What Contemptible Scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch??

kylemittskus


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chardonay wrote:we made Chardonnay, it was ok, except I really like oaky, and you can't get that unless you have barrels.



Wood chips would actually work quicker and give you more oak-potency.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

Shinespark


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fred108ama wrote:YES,IN PRISON,OR AT LEAST THATS WHAT WE CALLED IT


I just knew someone would make a pruno joke.