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Posted in thread: A Wine Clearing Question on 06-25-2009 at 12:14 AM
I haven't used a fining agent, nor did I really want to. I did hit it with plenty of pectic
enzyme though. Like I said, it is clear enough for me to read newspaper through a glass carboy.
When I bottl...
Posted in thread: Steam Juicer yields on 06-23-2009 at 07:11 PM
Total #'s Blackberries 55#'sTotal Juice from steaming 24 quarts / aka 6 gallonsTwo 6 gallon
batches running of blackberryNot too bad. Where does one get 55#'s blackberries? They should be
Posted in thread: A Wine Clearing Question on 06-23-2009 at 02:43 PM
I have a pear wine that I think is clear. I can actually read anything I put behind the carboy.
My question is why can I still see the flashlight beam through the carboy instead of just a
point of lig...
Posted in thread: Pear Wine on 06-02-2009 at 03:21 PM
I have 5 gallons of pear that I started last September and am still waiting for it to clear. It
does have a nice pear taste when I sample it at rackings - I did this before I had a juicer so
Posted in thread: Pear Wine on 06-02-2009 at 03:17 PM
Waldo,I steam juiced mine and it turned out really well. I started my batch in February and
will be bottling soon. Although mine does not have a lot of pear flavor, it is trying its best
to taste like...
Posted in thread: Elderberries on 04-02-2009 at 04:04 PM
Thanks for the link Tepe. I plan on picking a ton of them this year and that's some useful
information. The wild bushes on our farm have never gotten as big as the ones on Cracked Cork's
Posted in thread: Pear Wine Started on 03-04-2009 at 02:02 AM
Waldo, as Wade mentioned, I used the ascorbic acid to prevent browning.
Posted in thread: Pear Wine Started on 03-04-2009 at 01:56 AM
Eland, How long did it take to do 27# of pears via the steamer/juices? Tepe, if I remember
correctly, it took me about six hours to finish that batch.
Posted in thread: Pear Wine Started on 03-03-2009 at 06:05 PM
An update on this wine:I racked again on 02/24/08 into another secondary. The 1 gallon jug was
very clear already, while the 5 gallon carboy is still somewhat hazy. The taste was actually
pretty good ...
Posted in thread: Yeast Activity (Beginner's Questions) on 02-19-2009 at 04:21 PM
[QUOTE=Chopper]I started a batch of Frozen Strawberry wine this past weekend. It was my very
first “from scratch” (non-kit) wine. Being a beginner, I have some questions for anyone who has
time to ans...
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