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Posted in thread: Forgot the airlock during the 2nd fermentation on 12-13-2011 at 07:42 PM
Like the above post stated, if it was still fermenting vigorously the wine may not have been
harmed at all. Even if it wasn't, I'm sure the batch will be fine (especially if it was
properly sulfited a...
Posted in thread: What to do with those apples this year on 09-01-2011 at 08:44 PM
I don't do this myself, but have a great local orchard that just presses the apples, pours them
into gallon jugs, and sells it just like that. This probably ties into the earlier post about
not using ...
Posted in thread: Pineapple Wine on 09-01-2011 at 08:40 PM
A friend of mine recently made a batch. He used cotes de blanc with a good starter and it
turned out great. Are you sure high acid is the reason it won't ferment? It should be a
nonfactor if you adjus...
Posted in thread: Watermelon juice is read to go on 07-18-2011 at 12:10 AM
You should do an acid test to determine how much acid blend you need. I have never made
watermelon, but .6 - .75 should be a good starting TA. I have always preferred fruit wines on
the higher end (.7...
Posted in thread: Screw this! on 07-13-2011 at 10:58 AM
Thanks for posting the article! Although, I'm not sure how I feel about "unscrewing" my wine.
Posted in thread: Dried figs instead of rasins???? on 07-09-2011 at 08:54 PM
You can always use bananas in place of golden raisins. I'm sure the figs would add plenty of
body, but I wouldn't want to muck up my wine with that color and flavor unless I was making a
Posted in thread: Blueberry Wine - Rapid Start on 07-09-2011 at 08:43 PM
I look forward to the results. Hopefully, I'll get motivated to start my blueberry soon. I just
freed up a carboy, but I was hoping to save a few for CA juices in the fall. Maybe I should
just buy mor...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Wine - Rapid Start on 07-09-2011 at 04:20 AM
I didn't consider the acid testing with the color change. I've been adjusting with a pH meter
for so long that I forgot all about titrating with phenolphthalein.
Posted in thread: Cranberry wine from pure cranberry juice, any tips? on 07-09-2011 at 04:16 AM
wont it be too tart or acidic? I have a gallon of pure apple juice as well I thought about
mixing with the cran juice before fermenting. Any thoughts? Ratios? I was thinking 32 oz
cranberry plus a gal...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Wine - Rapid Start on 07-08-2011 at 07:14 PM
Everything looks good. I have a bunch of blueberries sitting in the freezer that I'm excited
about. Did you do an acid test? And if so, what was your TA?