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Old 10-08-2017, 11:37 AM   #4191
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Does anyone have any experience adding oak to this wine? I'm thinking about throwing a medium plus toast French oak spiral in my next batch.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:22 PM   #4192
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Does anyone have any experience adding oak to this wine? I'm thinking about throwing a medium plus toast French oak spiral in my next batch.
Yes Jumby I have. Also Danger Dave has it's use in his Sweet Strawberry Tart recipe. That recipe calls for one cup of oak.

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Old 10-09-2017, 04:05 AM   #4193
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Yes Jumby I have. Also Danger Dave has it's use in his Sweet Strawberry Tart recipe. That recipe calls for one cup of oak.

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In the primary or when aging? I'm thinking about adding a oak spiral when clearing/aging. Is there a noticeable change in body and taste?
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:39 AM   #4194
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In the primary or when aging? I'm thinking about adding a oak spiral when clearing/aging. Is there a noticeable change in body and taste?
Yep in he fermentation bucket. And just a personal observation I didn't notice any change. But that's just me. I am no wine connoisseur and I don't believe I have the ability to distinguish subtle taste differences. But I do like to try different ingredients with this hobby.

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Old 10-11-2017, 01:27 PM   #4195
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Been ages since I have been around the forum. I still make Dragon Blood or some variation all the time and it is still a delicious addition to my wine collection. I do have a quick question:

I often start with store bought fruit and so don't worry about adding potassium metabisulfite to the must to kill off any wild yeast. However, I just got 30 pounds of home picked fruit from an acquaintance and I don't know how well it was cleaned or taken care of so I have added the sulfite to the must and am waiting the prerequisite 24 hours before adding the yeast. My question is, do you still add the yeast energizer and nutrient when mixing the lemon juice, fruit, etc. (and potassium metabisulfite) or should I wait 24 hours before I add those to the must?

 
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:18 AM   #4196
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I would say that you add them when you add k-meta nutrient and energizer and wait the 24 hours.

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