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My blackberries are coming on strong and I'm home this year as I've retired from the airline business. I want to make preserves/jelly etc. I don't have a food mill but do have a mixer that I can buy an attachment for. Anyone have ideas about the seeds? I cant find one of the old metal ones with the wooden, cone shapped pestle.
Thanks everyone. I will appreciate hearing from you.
It was the simple lemon, yeast, ginger and water recipe. After 4 weeks it was defo had some alcohol in it. Thanks for the help people!
There are vinometer's sold at homebrew stores that will give you a ballpark guess at the alcohol content but ideally you would have to know the original specific gravity (sugar content/potential alcohol content) and then subtract the final specific gravity (remaining sugar that didn't ferment into alcohol. Buying a Hydrometer at the homebrew store would be the best answer for future batches where you could test the original and final specific gravities and the sure of the actual alcohol content. A Hydrometer is a simple floating thermometer-looking device that you float in the liquid and read the scale at the surface of the liquid (easy to figure out and it comes with instructions). They should cost between $5 & $10. You could also buy one online. Just do a google search for Hydormeters.
Andy, I believe beer brewing stores should have equipment that lets you test how much alcohol is in a brew...
Andy - what's your ginger ale recipe?! Would love to try it...
I have been making ginger ale these days, tastes a bit alcoholic, is there anyway of testing how alcoholic? Also apart form the ginger and lemon is there any other fruits or spices worth adding?
It's official.I will have a garden on my own next year.I am so happy.Finally I can grow all the fruit and vegetables I want to use for canning, myself.
Now I can dream, looking through seed catalogs and plan for next year,yuppie
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