Last Activity:11-10-2013 1:21 PM
Posted in thread: First time using Lalvin 71b-1122 on 10-06-2013 at 07:31 PM
Thanks for the feedback. Now I have a better visual understanding of this yeasts profile. My
latest measurements are as follows:o Brix = 10.2 using refractometero SG = 1.0409 using
FermCalc, did not f...
Posted in thread: First time using Lalvin 71b-1122 on 10-01-2013 at 06:53 PM
I just started a 1-gal test batch of black cherry using R.W. Knudsen “Just Black Cherry” juice.
The yeast appears to be doing its thing but not what I expected. Instead of a foaming, bubbley
Posted in thread: Rack to secondary or wait??? on 09-25-2013 at 05:52 PM
Thanks for the replies...I will keep it in the primary for a little while longer. I stir
(actually slosh) twice daily; once before I go to work and then when I get home. I'll keep
checking the Brix da...
Posted in thread: Rack to secondary or wait??? on 09-24-2013 at 07:50 PM
SG = 1.054 using hydrometer (before sugar addition)Brix = 13.70 using refractometer (before
sugar addition)PH = 3.48 (before sugar addition)SG = 1.095 using hydrometer (after sugar
addition)Brix = 22....
Posted in thread: Rack to secondary or wait??? on 09-24-2013 at 07:31 PM
I have an apple grape peach mango, 1 gal batch going in primary. I was planning to transfer to
secondary when SG reaches 1.010 (Brix 2.5598). Batch has been in primary for 8-days,
fermentation has slo...
Posted in thread: Refrigeration of wine making chemicals on 09-13-2013 at 07:36 PM
Thanks for sharing all the tips and advice...a few I never considered before. I must admit
though...if I discovered a mouse had decided to get into my chemicals...I would freak out.
Posted in thread: Refrigeration of wine making chemicals on 09-09-2013 at 05:50 PM
I have been refrigerating my yeasts, any yeast products (nutrient, energizer, starter and
liquid chemicals (ie pectin enzyme).....but I was wondering about some of the other chemicals
and additives. A...
Posted in thread: Ph meter on 05-23-2013 at 05:54 PM
Thanks Chiumanfu for that tip...I'm always worried about knocking over my bottle holding the
probe in the solution and evaporation. Maybe a bottle in a bottle...I'll keep trying things.
Posted in thread: Ph meter on 05-16-2013 at 06:00 PM
So....Midwest Vinter mentioned "If you keep the probe wet"; I've had my Hanna meter for a few
years now, use the cleaning and cal solutions as required but here is my question concerning
keeping the p...
Posted in thread: All vines turned dry - Help with the diagnosis! on 05-12-2013 at 06:43 PM
Captan mixed with Dormant oil was the first thing that popped into my mind that could cause
quick spray damage. Be very careful with sprays...as mentioned above; Captan and oil spray...I
never mix or ...