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


  • Posted in thread: bottling bucket on 03-22-2017 at 06:56 AM
    Hi walnutgrove and welcome. You ask how long you can leave your wine in the bottling bucket
    before you bottle. I would suggest that you only rack your wine into the bottling bucket when
    you are ready ...

  • Posted in thread: Use caution when testing TA with ph meter on 03-21-2017 at 05:34 PM
    But trying to find color change with some red wines is not always very easy. The 8.2 is good
    enough even if not so accurate as long as you also trust your taste buds. Knowing the TA does
    not in fact m...

  • Posted in thread: Carrot-Ginger Redundancy on 03-21-2017 at 11:56 AM
    or a lovely marinade or cooking wine

  • Posted in thread: My Very First Wine - Mango Style on 03-21-2017 at 11:55 AM
    If you are using commercially made juice and you are in the USA then the nutritional label will
    provide you with the amount of sugar in each "serving" . You can calculate the total amount of
    sugar you...

  • Posted in thread: My Very First Wine - Mango Style on 03-21-2017 at 08:08 AM
    Hi bionerd - and welcome. Difficult for me to comment on your recipe. I tend to avoid diluting
    fruit juices with water unless the juice itself is a concentrate. The secret is always to taste
    the must ...

  • Posted in thread: Almond Wine on 03-21-2017 at 07:54 AM
    I think the secret of nut wines is that you boil the nuts to extract their flavor and then
    freeze the tea. The oils from the nuts will tend to float to the top and so when you allow the
    tea to gently ...

  • Posted in thread: Should have waited for JAO on 03-20-2017 at 07:12 PM
    JAOM is a unique novelty mead that works but does so in very counter -intuitive ways only
    because of the very deep knowledge of the creator of this mead, Peter Bakulic. In my opinion
    today there is no...

  • Posted in thread: Paying it forward on 03-20-2017 at 07:32 AM
    I have to say that IMO Kiva is an incredibly important and , I think , effective organization,
    one that allows you to help fund people with micro-loans that can be continually re-distributed
    each time...

  • Posted in thread: Want to Experiment with Making a Sparkling Wine on 03-19-2017 at 07:57 AM
    salcoco, How sweet does glycerin make the wine? If you were comparing such a wine to wines with
    added sugars does this add the equivalent of 5 gravity points or 10.. or only 1 or 2? (I am
    assuming tha...

  • Posted in thread: Want to Experiment with Making a Sparkling Wine on 03-18-2017 at 07:01 PM
    The real challenge is this: if you want to make a sparkling wine AND make that wine sweet. The
    simplest method of making any dry wine sparkling is to allow the yeast to ferment the wine brut
    dry, bott...

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