Last Activity:05-20-2013 3:44 PM
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Posted in thread: Chilean Wine Adventure on 05-20-2013 at 07:15 PM
Jim, Welcome to the world of juice 'n fruit! Good move on adding some fresh grapes to the mix.
I have found that the bucket juice tends to be rather light for my tastes, so adding whole
grapes will ad...
Posted in thread: When to Bottle ? on 05-20-2013 at 07:06 PM
The time to bottle is just before you need the equipment for the next batch.
Posted in thread: Aeration of reds after fermentation on 05-20-2013 at 06:59 PM
JS, I am not surprised at 3 weeks for whites. I know that some prefer a cold fermentation for
whites in order to keep more of the fruit characteristics of the grape. These normally "burn
off" in a hot...
Posted in thread: Wine Book Club: Gallo Be Thy Name on 05-20-2013 at 06:05 PM
Yup, It is a great read. "Gallo be thy name" is the unauthorized biography. There is another
book (not so easy to find) that is the authorized biography. It to is a good read and describes
Posted in thread: Fleishmans EVER? on 05-20-2013 at 05:56 PM
The MOs to prevent oxidation is.. 1) Monitor your PH or Acid levels. Low acid (high ph) leaves
you wine vulnerable to oxidation. 2) Up the tannin level in your wine. Tanin is an antioxident
and will h...
Posted in thread: MLF 101: Chapter 2 on 05-20-2013 at 05:26 PM
I'm getting no activity. Haven't seen bubbler move since second day. I'll research the two
sources you mention but can I add nutrients a week after the mlb is introduced? Thanks I agree
with the above...
Posted in thread: Aeration of reds after fermentation on 05-20-2013 at 05:19 PM
JS, I do not know just how truthful this show was. It takes more than a couple of days to
ferment red wine. My best guess is that, perhaps, fermentation is still in the lag stage and
they are providin...
Posted in thread: mold on 05-20-2013 at 05:11 PM
This wine I am sorry to say is drain cleaner. This is what happens when we do not use sulphite
when setting a wine. Mold is a spore this could have come from the petals or been airborne but
it over po...
Posted in thread: Topping up carboy with concord grape wine? on 05-20-2013 at 05:08 PM
Well, distilled water is most commonly used. Second would be another type of wine that
resembles the batch of wine you are topping off. A third option would be to make a vodka and
distilled water mix....
Posted in thread: Topping up carboy with concord grape wine? on 05-20-2013 at 05:06 PM
I have a Malbec, Carmenere, and a Cabernet Sauvignon going and I'm wondering if it would be all
right if I was to use a Welchs concord grape wine that I made to top up the carboys?