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Posted in thread: What was the first wine you made? on 06-27-2012 at 09:28 AM
In 2010 with a bumper crop of chokecherries I started my wine making ventures. Since I was also
defrosting my freezer I decided to use all the old rhurbarb and raspberries up as wine too. So
I jumped ...
Posted in thread: Pee difference in kits with the grape skin packs on 10-25-2011 at 08:15 PM
I'm just following the recipe for the skeeter pee: stabilizing, then a bit later adding the 6C
of sugar, then waiting 2 wks before bottling. I needed the carboy! I guess I better start
checking my SG ...
Posted in thread: Pee difference in kits with the grape skin packs on 10-22-2011 at 02:22 PM
I'm on my Skeeter Pee #12 and I've found a difference in the pees made on kits with the grape
skin packs. Most of my pees have been made off WE kits that don't have the extra grape pack.
Those have wo...
Posted in thread: Wine juice vs fresh grapes on 10-02-2011 at 08:40 AM
I'm ready to bottle a carboy of cabernet, and too an old vine zin, I started a year ago from
juice from Lodi I bought at my local brew shop. At the last racking- downsizing from 6 gallons
to a 5 gallo...
Posted in thread: What are the tastiest fruit wines? on 10-02-2011 at 08:24 AM
Our favorite fruit wines so far are red raspberry and chokecherry. I'm awaiting our
elderberries to produce. Rhubarb is good too. Haven't liked peach or apple so far, but we
prefer reds anyway. They s...
Posted in thread: vitners reserve Pinot noir 10L kit on 09-01-2011 at 11:46 AM
Does sugar need to be added as a diluted syrup? Couldn't you just keep stirring the sugar in
the wine till diluted, thus no more added water? I've not done this in my wines other than
Skeeter Pee. I'v...
Posted in thread: Luna Rossa - grape type? on 09-01-2011 at 11:33 AM
We so like the Luna Rossa I don't know if I'd want to mess with it, but if so, I'd cut/grind up
the raisins first. And I'm no longer into bagging up fruit - don't like the work of getting it
all out o...
Posted in thread: Luna Rossa - grape type? on 08-22-2011 at 10:13 PM
I'm on my 6th Luna Rossa Kit and we've drunk them all young. I wish I saved a bottle from the
first kit cuz it would be going on a year. From now on, now that I'm developing quite a stash,
I'll be sav...
Posted in thread: Showcase Rosso Fortissimo on 08-22-2011 at 06:52 PM
I'm about to start my second Rosso Fortissimo kit and am trying to save most of the already
bottled 1st kit, but it's so good each time we try a bottle! The Amarone is very good too, tho
it wasn't as ...
Posted in thread: CC Showcase Labels on 08-22-2011 at 06:42 PM
I've done two CC Showcase Kits and no labels. Did Amarone earlier this year and put some aside
so they wouldn't be drunk for awhile, and too a Rosso Fortissimo - both excellent, even right
away. I'm a...