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Old Today, 09:27 AM   #111
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Nope, that's the way they are. Makes a tasty blush dry or a lightly sweetened wine, my wife's friends favorite when we give it away. I try to finish it at 1.002 to 1.005 by back sweetening after the kmeta/sorbate addition. The color is deceiving, the body will be much different between the two. In reality, the color is much lighter this year than in last Fall's batch. All I can say is that I like it better than a commercial white zin hands down (same with my wife). Makes a nice fruity wine (lot's of berry flavors).
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So did you get a White Zin this year and if so are you saying it is more of a blush then what I have? BTW, Theresa just called and said she has 2 more buckets of White Zin and is going to give me one. I thought they would take care of it.

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Even thought you stopped it when you did, did you still feel you had to backsweeten it. Mine is pretty sweet as it is.

 
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All I can say is that I like it better than a commercial white zin hands down (same with my wife).
You like your white zin better than you like your wife?
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You like your white zin better than you like your wife?
Too funny, you could read it like that. Hope she has a sense of humor or doesn't read the forum or maybe she already knows.

 
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So did you get a White Zin this year and if so are you saying it is more of a blush then what I have? BTW, Theresa just called and said she has 2 more buckets of White Zin and is going to give me one. I thought they would take care of it.
I got it both last year and this year and this years batch looks like yours. It may not look like white zin but it does taste pretty darn good. I'll be disappointed if I get a lighter colored one next year.

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Even thought you stopped it when you did, did you still feel you had to backsweeten it. Mine is pretty sweet as it is.
I didn't stop it, I let it go dry. After the initial Kmeta and letting it clear on it's own, I add Kmeta and Sorbate, let sit for 2 to 10 weeks, then start adding a simple sugar mixture (sterilized water heated with added table sugar), let sit a few days, take a sample and cool it down and see if the boss (my wife) likes it. When she says "could use a teeny bit more", I stop, it will seem to get sweeter as it ages in my experience.
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You like your white zin better than you like your wife?
No, but she might like it better than she likes me, but puts up with me if I keep making her wine she likes (and that is usually too sweet for my tastes, though she's slowly coming to the "dry side").
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Too funny, you could read it like that. Hope she has a sense of humor or doesn't read the forum or maybe she already knows.
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