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Chris Testerman
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Username: Chris1kanobi

Post Number: 128
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 03:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I came across this http://www.hardicetea.com/ and got inspired. Has anyone ever tried making hard iced tea? Recipes? My guess is that it would be better un-carbonated and you could always add sweetener in the glass. I know, "Just add some gin, vodka etc." but it would be nice to add fruit, ginger, herbs etc. and actually ferment the stuff. Ideas?
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 119
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 03:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chris-
My wife has a batch of Earl Grey tea wine going right now. She has made it before and it turns out quite good, if you like Earl Grey tea. You can use any tea you want though. Her 1 gallon recipe is;
7 tea bags
1 gallon water
3tsp. citric acid
1tsp. yeast nutrient
2 pounds sugar
montrachet yeast

Boil 1/2 the water, dissolve sugar and steep tea bags until cool. Add everything else and ferment at room temperature. Rack at 2 months and add a crushed campden tablet. Bottle at 3 months.
It was an easy and tasty wine. Cheers, Tim
 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 344
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not to hijack the thread, but is it really a wine if you don't use grapes? Or do they have another name for it like the 95 different names for mead with stuff added to it?
Like melomel, hypocras, mythyglyn, pyment, schenectady, cyser, ect...

David
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Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 3262
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 05:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, there's strawberry wine, blackberry wine, etc. Grapes are not necessary to be called "wine".
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 1793
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 05:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

wine ( P ) Pronunciation Key (wn)
n.

A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various kinds of grapes, usually containing from 10 to 15 percent alcohol by volume.
A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various other fruits or plants.
Something that intoxicates or exhilarates.
The color of red wine.

v. wined, win·ing, wines
v. tr.
To provide or entertain with wine.

v. intr.
To drink wine.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Post Number: 1794
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have made several batches of tea wine although I use loose tea. Doesn't resemble ice tea at all
 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 345
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 07:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, so wine by any other fruit (besides grapes)is still wine.

Looks like the mead people had too much time on their hands.

Thanks

David
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Daisy: "We're out of beer."
Onslo: "I can't believe it! I'm completely surrounded by NO BEER!"