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Posted in thread: Started: CC Showcase WA Merlot on 08-25-2013 at 03:22 PM
Had to go away for work for a week, meaning I only racked it off the fine lees and stabilized
yesterday. Final SG 0.992. Topped off with 1.25 L of whatever red was on sale at the liquor
store (cab sau...
Posted in thread: Started: CC Showcase WA Merlot on 08-05-2013 at 11:07 AM
Thanks Dave, good to hear form someone who's done the same kit.And bkisel, I've also noticed
that with wet wine skins there's much less ullage in the secondary. I bet adding them to a kit
that didn't ...
Posted in thread: Started: CC Showcase WA Merlot on 08-04-2013 at 08:44 AM
It sure did, and unfortunately I was out of town for three days, so I didn't get to squeeze the
grape skins as much as I'd like.
Posted in thread: Started: CC Showcase WA Merlot on 08-03-2013 at 04:31 PM
Racked to secondary, added (pectic?) enzyme pack as per kit instructions. SG 1.002, so
obviously not done fermenting, but like I said I'm following (sort of) the modified schedule
proposed by Tim of w...
Posted in thread: Started: CC Showcase WA Merlot on 07-27-2013 at 10:41 PM
Hi folks,After 3.5 months away for work, I was very excited to start this kit, which I bought
just before finding out I had to go away! Luckily our basement is fairly chilly, so I want
worried about i...
Posted in thread: Started: First Quad Berry DB on 03-23-2013 at 08:43 AM
Bottled! Got the approval of the main customer, my wife. See the main DB thread for a Q I have
about a leftover haze, not sure if you can see it in the pic.7521I know t that's not a proper
cork, this ...
Posted in thread: Dragon Blood: Triple Berry Skeeter Pee on 03-23-2013 at 08:40 AM
Bottled mine yesterday, and got a resounding approval from my wife. It tastes exactly as people
have described it, with slightly stringer lemon than I'd like right now but it's perfect for my
Posted in thread: Dragon Blood: Triple Berry Skeeter Pee on 03-21-2013 at 08:34 AM
Dave, have you ever let a batch age in the carboy? I simply haven't had time to bottle the
batch I racked almost a month ago, I'm wondering if it will have mellowed as much as it would
had I bottled i...
Posted in thread: Dragon Blood: Triple Berry Skeeter Pee on 03-11-2013 at 07:38 AM
I just racked my 6 gal batch of DB but I came up short. What can I use to top up my carboy?I
ran into this as well on my first batch, so I'm interested to hear what people say. I used a
good 15 second...
Posted in thread: Dragon Blood: Triple Berry Skeeter Pee on 03-04-2013 at 09:54 AM
Dave: I should have mentioned that I already used kieselsol and chitosan to clear, and they
worked quite well. I'm going to give it another week to see if anything else precipitates out.
Time is norma...