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I bought some Welch's blackberry juice, and I just added some yeast to it. I've put it in a large bottle to give it plenty of room for any foam that it might make from the fermentation. Hope it tastes good! My counselor, who is from France, is encouraging me to learn to make wine, and her husband even gave her a bag of tiny cubes of toasted oak to use for aging my wine. They're supposed to make wine oaking quicker, but I should only use a few of them because they're chopped so small. I don't want to overpower the wine with oak vanilla flavour.

My goal is to make a wine that my mum and my counselor will both enjoy. I'm also working on fermenting a dry white grape wine. Maybe it'll have fewer lees (dead yeast and other sediment) in it. Dunno about the blackberry wine though - it was not pre-strained. It's made from blackberry juice mixed with pear and grape juice, so it should be interesting.

I'll also have to get some cheese to go with the wine that I'm making. I'd like to give some of the wine I make to my counselor to thank her for her help and encouragement too.

Also been thinking of micro-distilling some rum, though that would be kinda risky business. It's technically illegal to do that, but I'd love to make my own rum with its own personality and such. Maaan, I wish it were legal to make distilled spirits for personal consumption. I mean, there are instructions online on how to avoid foreshot and stuff like that. It's a shame that if I were to distill it without a license, I'd be moonshining.

But making wine and beer at home is quite easy, and fermented fruit juice is completely safe to drink. That begs the question: Why do so many under-21's risk getting caught using fake IDs when they could often easily just ferment their juice at home? In many places, you don't even need an ID to get the yeast and stuff. Even in places where you do need an ID, you can use ambient yeast (yeast is practically everywhere) or if your mother or grandmother has any, you can use that too. You can even make yeast cultures and save them. I mean, if a teenage boy could make his own nuclear reactor (and yes, that did happen) then a teenage boy can brew his own beer and wine. You'd have to find your own flavourings though, like maybe horehound, a kind of mint, instead of hops cones. Or make some mead by mixing honey with water and waiting for it to fizz.

Just don't drive after drinking your creation, and don't let anyone who drank it drive. Also, if you are distilling anything (which is illegal in the US for some rhetorical reason) then please do NOT drink the first 100 milliliters that come out (depending on how large of a batch you're making) because it is methanol, which is poison. If you do happen to drink the methanol, then drink the ethanol to keep it from severely damaging your body. You may have to drink a lot of it though. For some reason, ethanol keeps methanol from butt-raping your eyes and kidneys. Methanol is also a component of antifreeze. If a kid or pet drinks it, give them ethanol - it'll save their lives and keep you from feeling like a totally horrible parent. But also call the poison control center and the hospital.

But yeah... making wine is awesome. I'd also like to get some rum or whiskey to use for making my own vanilla extract. Wonder how Jack Daniel's vanilla extract would taste :D
Been using it for about a week now. I don't trust the other computer, and until I can find a way to get the repair my computer option, I'll have to use this for my everyday tasks. It sucks, but at least I can play a few games, compose music, and chat with my friends. I just wish the videos on youtube wouldn't take until the next century to load. I did make a few sales on ebay, but I need to make more. My ebay name is jennadacapo. If you're interested in buying my items, go for it. I may need to save up for a new computer. Possibly one with a better cooling system, and one that can play Sims 2 and 3. If I had known all the fiddling around I was doing with the other laptop would make it start freezing every few minutes, I would've left well enough alone. *sigh*

Oh and Dawn, I can't find you on skype. I think something might be wrong with the particular version I'm using. Did you get my request?
Computer locked up again. What the fuck is going on? I wish I was going out with a computer nerd or the like, someone who
It's hard to believe all these irritating problems were caused by an updated driver. Whodathunk? You'd expect driver updates to be good for the system, not totally fuck it up sideways, right? Either way, I'm in a much better mood now. Being able to put your computer into sleep mode and expect it to wake up without a fuss is quite wonderful.

Oh, and it seems my wine has finished fermenting. I had a taste of it last night and this morning. It's lightly sweet, but has a definite burn to it. Very nice. Dunno if my mum will like it, but I sure do. Used a lot of honey with this white grape wine, so it has some sweetness to it. If you don't add enough honey or brown sugar, the wine may be too dry for your taste. This wine, however, is just right.
I just made the computer sleep, just for ducks, and then I woke it up. No bluescreen! This is quite nice! Hopefully, no freezing, but still, I'd prefer a few annoying sleep bluescreens to the abominable Windows lockups. *keeps fingers and toes crossed*

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I bought some Welch's blackberry juice, and I just added some yeast to it. I've put it in a large bottle to give it plenty of room for any foam that it might make from the fermentation. Hope it tastes good! My counselor, who is from France, is encouraging me to learn to make wine, and her husband even gave her a bag of tiny cubes of toasted oak to use for aging my wine. They're supposed to make wine oaking quicker, but I should only use a few of them because they're chopped so small. I don't want to overpower the wine with oak vanilla flavour.

My goal is to make a wine that my mum and my counselor will both enjoy. I'm also working on fermenting a dry white grape wine. Maybe it'll have fewer lees (dead yeast and other sediment) in it. Dunno about the blackberry wine though - it was not pre-strained. It's made from blackberry juice mixed with pear and grape juice, so it should be interesting.

I'll also have to get some cheese to go with the wine that I'm making. I'd like to give some of the wine I make to my counselor to thank her for her help and encouragement too.

Also been thinking of micro-distilling some rum, though that would be kinda risky business. It's technically illegal to do that, but I'd love to make my own rum with its own personality and such. Maaan, I wish it were legal to make distilled spirits for personal consumption. I mean, there are instructions online on how to avoid foreshot and stuff like that. It's a shame that if I were to distill it without a license, I'd be moonshining.

But making wine and beer at home is quite easy, and fermented fruit juice is completely safe to drink. That begs the question: Why do so many under-21's risk getting caught using fake IDs when they could often easily just ferment their juice at home? In many places, you don't even need an ID to get the yeast and stuff. Even in places where you do need an ID, you can use ambient yeast (yeast is practically everywhere) or if your mother or grandmother has any, you can use that too. You can even make yeast cultures and save them. I mean, if a teenage boy could make his own nuclear reactor (and yes, that did happen) then a teenage boy can brew his own beer and wine. You'd have to find your own flavourings though, like maybe horehound, a kind of mint, instead of hops cones. Or make some mead by mixing honey with water and waiting for it to fizz.

Just don't drive after drinking your creation, and don't let anyone who drank it drive. Also, if you are distilling anything (which is illegal in the US for some rhetorical reason) then please do NOT drink the first 100 milliliters that come out (depending on how large of a batch you're making) because it is methanol, which is poison. If you do happen to drink the methanol, then drink the ethanol to keep it from severely damaging your body. You may have to drink a lot of it though. For some reason, ethanol keeps methanol from butt-raping your eyes and kidneys. Methanol is also a component of antifreeze. If a kid or pet drinks it, give them ethanol - it'll save their lives and keep you from feeling like a totally horrible parent. But also call the poison control center and the hospital.

But yeah... making wine is awesome. I'd also like to get some rum or whiskey to use for making my own vanilla extract. Wonder how Jack Daniel's vanilla extract would taste :D

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BJSparky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks so much for the watch! :D
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! You're a breath of fresh air, which this world needs what with all these people using buzzwords like rape, harassment, and oppression to get out of personal responsibility. We need to start saying "The buck stops here."
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BJSparky Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad we can agree on that. :)
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koimonster22 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student General Artist
what happened to Literature-goddess?!Sad  
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Who is Literature-goddess?
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koimonster22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
that girl you were talking to the other day in the comments
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
In my page comments? I dunno... kinda forgot.
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koimonster22 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
is this better for the group rules?
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thank you for the fav
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ChenTheIrken Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Hey there. ^^ I've noticed you've observed the artistic improvement of :iconsonicclone:... Unfortunately, it's come at a price. He's become even more of an anal, ignorant prick lately. He blocked me over trying to convince him of the truth behind John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises, which he absolutely refuses to listen to whatsoever...
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