Yeh, rick....I think i sent irwin one of my bottles from a lousy batch...I cant tell the difference without opening the bottles!! I told Irwin that I took a bottle to dads for Christmas...It was so nasty that I coulnt stand it! I poured it in the sink!!!.....The bottle I opened for thanksgiving was pretty good!!
Dad mixes it with coke!!!! He had me try it that way........and It make the coke taste crappy too!!!
But...If it tastes bad, its good for you...if it tastes good,...its bad for you!!
Next batch, i wont boil.....I'll try a different yeast too, as Ive been using champagne yeast. I think The bottle i sent irwin probably tasted a little like a cross between...hmmm....beer, wine, gin,....and.....vomit!! :-D