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  • candle-making, wine-making,
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  • Saratoga Springs, NY


  • Posted in thread: Effects of Cheese Bacteria on Wine? on 01-22-2017 at 07:22 PM
    I make cheese but tend to use kefir to inoculate my cheese. I don't use the same tools for
    cheese as I do for wine and I use K-meta to sanitize and to date I have not found any problem.
    But that said,...

  • Posted in thread: honey to sugar conversion on 01-22-2017 at 10:20 AM
    By weight 1 lb of sugar added to water to make a gallon raises the gravity by 40 points. One
    pound of honey added to a volume of water to make a gallon raises the gravity 35 points. This
    is a standard...

  • Posted in thread: Watermelon wine with cooked watermelon on 01-21-2017 at 04:57 PM
    Hi Penndre and welcome. Recipe or no recipe - what is the purpose of cooking the watermelon? If
    you want to concentrate the sugars best method is to freeze it and allow it to gently thaw
    while you col...

  • Posted in thread: Profound truths! on 01-19-2017 at 06:37 PM
    Spike Milligan... I remember him well..

  • Posted in thread: 43rd Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition on 01-18-2017 at 01:04 PM
    Got my medal and feedback yesterday. Nice details

  • Posted in thread: ABV and volume additions on 01-17-2017 at 11:58 AM
    Hi Stressbaby - my math is poor but is this the same idea as the formula ABV1* volume 1 = ABV2
    *Volume2 ?

  • Posted in thread: I hate my thermometers on 01-17-2017 at 07:47 AM
    had the same problem...this fixed

  • Posted in thread: 43rd Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition on 01-16-2017 at 01:27 PM
    Without destroying judges no matter what there knowledge of wine is ,is that sometimes amateur
    judges really don't know what the true characteristic of particular wine is,especiall trying to

  • Posted in thread: How long to leave fruit in secondary? on 01-16-2017 at 01:13 PM
    Are you asking how long it takes for the alcohol in the secondary to extract flavor or how long
    it takes to ferment all the sugars?

  • Posted in thread: How to carbonate Apfelwein? on 01-13-2017 at 03:41 PM
    You could add concentrated apple juice but you want to know or calculate the amount of sugar
    that is in the concentrate. You want about 1 scant oz per gallon . The nutritional label will
    tell you how ...

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