Thursday, April 05, 2018

Your Turn

Have you ever made your own booze/wine/beer?

34 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Friends, I found a new job as a waitress. The pay sucks, but I manage to put food on the table.

Brayson87 said...

This is really bottom of the barrel.

just sayin' said...

Probably, just not intentionally. I've bought too much / fermented a lot of fruit in my day.

Sign Name Below said...

Yes

Brayson87 said...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/05/health/timothy-cunningham-cdc-body-found/index.html

+1 cheesegrater

Chug ChooChoo said...

I'm at the stage in my alcoholism where I've dropped the pretense of being a beer/wine snob and just drink the damned drink

Sign Name Below said...

@just sayin'
That is so hilariously true!

WickedBee said...

Yes. I've brewed cider with apples I grew and pressed.
Also, blackberry wine and strawberry wine.
You'll want me on your team in an apocalypse.

SayWhaa said...

Tried making Jolly Rancher vodka once. I was too impatient to wait the 24 hours for all of the candy to melt or"infuse" and drank the vodka immediately. Now I just buy Three Olives Loopy.

...which reminds me, I need to stock up.

Sign Name Below said...

That's sad @Brayson. I am sure the "authorities" will tell us what to think soon

MsDrtMover said...

Lol...nope, I'm not that talented, so I'll leave it to the experts!

sandybrook said...

No but I know plenty of people here who brew their own beer. Some of them have actually been good enough to open up their own establishments selling what they brew.

rosie riveter said...

No, but I did grow my own mj back in the day. And drank a lot of beer and wine while watching it grow.
So pretty.

Diana said...

Limoncello !!! And it is awesome !

Lila Phase said...

Tons of infusions - from fig leaf gin to cucumber vodka to peach bourbon, as well as liqueurs such as strawberry cello, homemade irish cream, cinnamon whiskey (fireball), etc. But that is not really making/distilling myself. I have made cider, though, which is simple and doesn't require special equipment.

Humor Me said...

Yes - many decades ago my dad and I decided to make homemade wine. Dad managed to find a huge glass jug - between 5-10 gallons. We loaded it and fixed a balloon atop as the directions described. Weeks later in the middle of the we heard a "boom" that probably woke the neighbors up - the wine was done!

Humor Me said...

Forgot to add - while in Montana we had chokecherries bushes. We made chokecherry bounce yearly. I miss those bushes.

Florin said...

I homebrew, and I have 5 gallons of hoppy pale ale and 5 gallons of stout on draft in the house.

Kansa said...

When I lived in Spain, all the "good housewives" made flavored drinks by putting various fruits into brandy, rum, vodka, etc. It was very typical. I learned how to make a good Couvoisier, for very little money. You basically flavor the alcohol, and let it all sit on the shelf for the year. After that, you can drink it anytime and it tastes fine. Now, that isn't the same as making wine, etc. I have been part of wine making both in Portugal and Spain. In Portugal, most families who live in the countryside make their own wine.

Geeljire said...

Used to make tej

Disparaging Remark said...

Limoncello for a wedding that never happened.

Kendrick Schroder said...

Not brewing but near-brewing (one of those Mr. Beer kits a few years back, which to brewing is kind of what a bread machine is to baking - not quite the real thing). Grandpa who I'm named after was a distiller (of the unlicensed/untaxed variety) in east KY who was basically killed by a rival gang (as in shot by the heart but he didn't die immediately - not even the Mayo Clinic could get the bullet out without killing him - and he died of a massive/related heart attack before my mother was born).

Clementine LaRue said...

I brew kombucha

Jean Grey said...

Yes... It tasted more like sparkling wine

Angela said...

I make fruit wines all the time, I'm currently making a peach, and I have a srawberry, wild grape, and a blackberry aging in my basement. Bottling is a bitch, and I'm lazy lately, or they would be bottled. I've made beer a couple of times, not as fun as wine.

Han Niam said...

My mom and I made hard cider from a fantastic apple crop one year just to try it out. I’ve accidentally made it again a few times since by forgetting I’d bought fresh cider. It’s definitely the forgetful and lazy person’s brew!

I’ve made the odd infusion here and there because I love herbal and floral flavors and don’t much like sweet, but never had the urge to make wine, beer, or mead.

Mostly, I make my own mixers. Give me just about any liquor, and I can whip up a killer cocktail.

Brayson87 said...

Alcohol is a gutter drug, as sophisticated as huffing paint. Still, it's legal and useful for socializing.

PotPourri said...

No..I know it would be horsepiss.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Ha, no. Why, when there are so many good craft beers already out there?

Smile Lovely said...

Yes. I've made muscadine wine and black berry wine. I don't drink, but my friends who do enjoy the homemade stuff.

Hortensia said...

Yes, limoncello, and other infusions. Merlot sorbet is refreshing.
Last year I tried making fallen pear wine using a google receipe. A year later it tasted like yeast. All three bottles got poured down the drain.

Rufus T said...

Yes limoncello every Christmas, elderflower wine in the summer - it's the dogs so fresh and fizzy, and some beer fermenting right now. Going to try bramble wine this year if the hedgerow is abundant with berries.

NoNotThatBeth said...

Yes I have: Homemade liqueurs like Kahlua, Irish Cream, Mint vodka, limonchello etc. They make great Christmas gifts.

zerooptions said...

Yes, an old roman type spiced wine called "mulsum"

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