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Chevette Girl

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Chevette: hmm...that's actually a good idea. Except for the country wine. I'd rather drink directly from the toilet. I don't like coffee either ;)
If you're ever in Ottawa (yeah, I know, about as much chance as me coming to Oslo), come by for some of my red currant wine, it kicks SO much ass you'll forgive it for not having honey in it. The black currant wine too, for that matter... I got into fruit wines because I don't care for grape wines and I like making things out of local harvests, and one can only make and eat so much jam and jelly, and I've found that a lot of fruits completely cover the taste of the honey, which is why I suggested it, there have been times when sampling my wares where I had to go back to my log book to figure out if I'd used honey or sugar before I started labelling them as such, I really couldn't tell.
 

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You never know about Oslo, CG--I certainly never expected to go there, but my son went and fell for a Norwegian girl and she stole my boy from his mamma's clutches, er...I mean loving arms...and spirited him off to Oslo. Life has some twists and turns sometimes!
 

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You never know about Oslo, CG--I certainly never expected to go there, but my son went and fell for a Norwegian girl and she stole my boy from his mamma's clutches, er...I mean loving arms...and spirited him off to Oslo. Life has some twists and turns sometimes!
Well...I, for one, would never trust someone who'd willingly move to Norway. Can't be right in the head :p
 

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I'm used to unpacking girls, and I actually kind of prefer it. :) Oh...and cute girls need extra body heat to keep them from freezing ;)
 

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Soooo...who's going to make a complete timeline with map of the migrations of single girls between 25 and 35? I'd hate to end up in Florida when it's filled with 16 year olds, and I'm not into geriatrics :p
 

TheAlchemist

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Soooo...who's going to make a complete timeline with map of the migrations of single girls between 25 and 35? I'd hate to end up in Florida when it's filled with 16 year olds, and I'm not into geriatrics :p
Hey!
You callin' any cute girl over 35 "geriatric!?"
 

Tiwas

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Hey!
You callin' any cute girl over 35 "geriatric!?"
haha! No - there are lots of women over 35 who are sexy as...uhm...something very sexy :p However, since I'm 37 and don't have kids I want someone who are as likely as possible to have kids. And...most women over 40 are done with the stage of their lives ;)
 

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I was done having kids at 25, almost 30 years ago now. And even if I wasn't, I'm short and round and far from the stereotypical California girl, more's the pity. But I guess both grass and girls are greener in some other country, or at least on the other side of the fence. :cool: if you want to meet some California girls (sans parkas), Tiwas, hitch a ride with the kids when they come in May. You can spend two weeks searching for a young miss who won't move to Oslo. :rolleyes: Plus, if he hasn't left on his grand adventure yet, you can meet Aaron, who always has both brewing ideas and things to taste!

And I'm laughing my tukus off to hear someone talk about going "down" to Canada. Snort!
 

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And I'm laughing my tukus off to hear someone talk about going "down" to Canada. Snort!
That made me laugh too! We used to have a segment on a comedy show called "Talking to Americans" where the guy would go down to the USA and pretend to be getting people's opinion on serious issues in Canada - stuff like the seal hunt in Alberta (land locked), the melting of our National Igloo due to global warming (he told them our Parliment building was made of snow), and our President "John Poutine" doing this or that. The best was when he went to Harvard and got the professors talking about all kinds of insane things that could never possibly be true.

Anyways, this made me think of that because there was one whole segment of people saying "good luck with the seal hunt to our Canadian friends to the south" (I wonder if those people thought Mexico was north?).

To be fair though (we Canadians like a good joke, but even then feel the need to be nice about it) every segment would have Americans also catching the guy in lies - funny thing was it was usually the children who would say something like "Hang on, Canada has provinces not states!".

I'm sure the same show could be done in reverse, getting Canadians saying ridiculous things about Americans. ;D
 

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LOL! One batch!! In a year!! Silly man!! Bwahaahaahaahaa!!!! :happy6:

OK, seriously, I realize honey's painfully expensive for you. You could also branch out into country wines as well, using whatever fruit's available and sugar as you main fermentable :)
Chevette Girl, when you use sugar as your fermentable, what kind do you use?
If it's just regular table sugar, do you use it as is, or do you invert it?
The skeeter pee recipe which was referred to in the forum mentions heating table sugar with water and lemon juice to invert it.
I'm curious if this is required, or just makes the ferment easier.
 

chams

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Upon some other reading it seems I'm more confused. Some say to invert the table sugar, and some say it's debatable...
Apparently, the yeast with citric acid will split the sucrose into glucose and fructose as the first stage of ferment anyway.
Inquiring minds want to know. ???
 

wildoates

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Oh, I realize the geography of it, but when you live in the US which is capped by Canada, it sounds as wrong as someone from my neck of the woods saying they're going "up" to Los Angeles. Just doesn't compute. I live at 38 degrees N latitude, and my DiL's hometown--Kristiansand--is at 58. Oslo's more north than that, so, yeah, most places are "down" to Norway.

I've always envisioned our Nordic forfathers and mothers quaffing mead as well, and the romantic in me was very disappointed to find that modern Norwegians not only don't drink it, but don't even know what it is! I'm glad you're about changing that a bit, Tiwas. My son in Oslo brews, but only beer. Mead takes too long.
:rolleyes:
 

Tiwas

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Thing is, I'm pretty sure discovering America was no biggie. The miracle was them finding their way back. If the tales of the Vikings are true, they must've been sh*tfaced most of the time :p
 
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