20080217

Vinegar Update

Just a quick vinegar update. Here are the current acidity percentages. (Finished is between 4% and 6% acid.)

4.2% - red (probably usable at this point!)
3.0% - malt (not long! and that's after adding another gallon of beer last month!)
1.8% - mead (slow-going, but at least it's going.)

On a slightly unrelated note, I gathered up all the half-bottles of mediocre balsamic vinegar that we had lying around, and based on a rumour I heard, I boiled them all down until they fit in one bottle - nice and syrupy and actually a lot better than any of the vinegars I started with.

20080205

Floobing around the Interblags (It’s a series of tubes)

So just some updates...

First, the wedding date still holds firm at June 21st! Woohoo! Now add to that my sister's wedding date of August 9th. Huzzah!

I added a gallon of beer to the malt vinegar and the rest of the lingonberry wine to the red wine vinegar and decided to just leave them alone for a couple of months and check in on them around March.

I invented a really tasty drink that's become Jen's new favorite. It's a little tricky, because you have to drink it all at once since the density is off and otherwise it separates. Take 3/4 oz absolute mandarin, 3/4 oz absolute vanilla, and 3/4 oz passion fruit juice. Mix or not - it doesn't really mix anyway. Drink from a tall thin glass through a straw. Kind of a passionfruit dreamcicle.

The RFP goes out tomorrow! Woohoo! I know that probably doesn't mean much to most people, but anybody who's tired of me bitching about it on a daily basis will be glad of it.

Anyway, that's the gist of it. Back to procrastinating...