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Posted in thread: bottling bucket on 03-23-2017 at 09:00 AM
I'll almost always bottle from a bucket and do so right after filling the bucket from the
carboy. A pain for me is I have several cases of high punted bottles and the filling goes very
slowly and awkw...
Posted in thread: Adding Commercial Wine to Homemade Wine on 03-22-2017 at 11:13 AM
Understood, but again, I'm not talking about for the purpose of topping off to reduce head
space. I was referring to purposely using a big enough carboy and small enough batch of home
made wine for a ...
Posted in thread: Tricks for keeping oak chips out of wine thief? on 03-22-2017 at 09:30 AM
old paint strainer bag...cut a piece and rubber band it to the bottom of the thief or hose or
tube or racking cane....dunk into StarSan and away you go.Never throw away those old strainer
bags, they a...
Posted in thread: Adding Commercial Wine to Homemade Wine on 03-22-2017 at 09:14 AM
This is your FIRST batch, so you must use store bought wine.After a few batches, you should
have wine of your own to top off with! I no longer use store bought wine. In fact my wife says
I get a littl...
Posted in thread: bottling bucket on 03-22-2017 at 09:08 AM
walnutgrove...I put the bucket on the kitchen counter right above the dishwasher. Open the
dishwasher, pull up a chair, and bottle right over the washer door....it is a good place to
stack bottles, ca...
Posted in thread: Winexpert Eclipse Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel on 03-20-2017 at 11:59 AM
Mine was on about 3 weeks. Upon further review, my notes say 'about 30 peppercorns'.Wonder if
you could make a peppercorn extract with Everclear and add as desired?
Posted in thread: Limoncello, take 2 on 03-20-2017 at 11:56 AM
Interesting....I am making some extracts, orange and Myer lemons...they have nowhere near the
color you have. Flavor yes, color no. Same Everclear...hummm?? We'll see what happens.
Posted in thread: Festa Grape Juice on 03-15-2017 at 08:45 PM
time is always a good thing to add to your wines....but I suspect you have co2 gas in your
wine. Pull a cork, pour out a small glass, stick your thumb in the bottle, and give it a good
Posted in thread: Ready for Snowmageddon?? on 03-13-2017 at 09:24 AM
Pretty rugged here too...high yesterday was only 65 with a brisk north breeze. I had to dig out
a long sleeved shirt...though I was gonna have to turn on the car heater before we got to
church, but we...
Posted in thread: Recipe for Sunflower/Pumpkin Seed Wine on 03-12-2017 at 04:42 PM
I bet I could get pasta to ferment....but, that doesn't mean it's a good idea. Just saying.