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Winter Nights

A conifer metheglin

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Fruitwood Orachards So. Jersey Pine Barren Honey
  • 1 Tbsp juniper berries
  • 1 tsp Yeastex yeast nutrient
  • Red Star Pasteur champagne yeast

Instructions


Crush juniper berries with a mortar and pestle
Boil honey, berries, and some water for 10 minutes
Skim foam, pour through strainer into carboy. Top up w/water. Add yeast and nutrient when cool.

Brewing Stats

8 August 1999 Started

7 Jan 2000
Racked. Worried that it might be a little too pine-y.

26 Feb 2000 -- Bottled
Final gravity: .997
Pot. Alcohol: -1.5%

Notes

Very dry. Still quite pine-y, but has mellowed considerably, and tastes like it will mellow very nicely past this. Will make good gifts.