Last Activity:10-20-2010 10:16 PM
Posted in thread: On track to rack? on 10-20-2010 at 05:56 PM
Thanks for the replies Wade and Runningwolf. Going to put in a order for the stirrer asap.
Looks like I'll be degassing in the bucket then racking back to clean carboy. The newly
sorbated and sulfited...
Posted in thread: On track to rack? on 10-20-2010 at 04:30 PM
Ok I will add my sorbate when racking into clean carboy after the sulfite has been added. I
guess I will look for a drill attachment somewhere so I can degas once in the clean carboy.
Degassing after ...
Posted in thread: On track to rack? on 10-20-2010 at 03:21 PM
Hey guys and gals. Just have a few questions before I rack my first wines after fermentation is
over. The history.... I started concord grape wine from my own grape vines. At the time I had
Posted in thread: Racking on 10-04-2010 at 05:08 PM
I also read on here that a colony of yeast usually is down near the bottom of the primary and
you risk having possible stuck fermentation if you do not get to any of those. I don't see
where it would ...
Posted in thread: To top with juice or not on 10-04-2010 at 05:00 PM
Alright thanks for the advice guys. I'll follow it so I don't screw up my first wine. Just
waiting for the fermentation to quit now which I will verify with a hydrometer before I do
Posted in thread: To top with juice or not on 10-03-2010 at 10:22 PM
I've done some searches and read but still not quite sure what to do. Here is my dilemma. I
currently have 3 6.5 gallon carboy's in secondary fermentation. Just started secondary
fermentation less tha...
Posted in thread: Racking on 10-03-2010 at 05:59 PM
Sounds good, I'm sure your wine will be ok. I tried using a strainer and cheese cloths but I
think it would have taken forever. I had to filter around 25 gallons of primary at one time.
With the pillo...
Posted in thread: Wine has a head on it on 10-03-2010 at 05:26 PM
Yea I have ten 6.5 gallon carboys in secondary fermentation and all of them had heads on them
right after I transfer them from primary. After a couple weeks the head breaks up into small
patches of bu...
Posted in thread: Racking on 10-03-2010 at 05:11 PM
That is sort of what I've done on my first few batches of wine fruit wine. My primary
fermenters were large so I was unable to lift and pour them. I also free floated my fruit pulp
and skins. At the e...
Posted in thread: Fermentation started w/out me on 09-30-2010 at 01:12 PM
Yea I'm also wondering the usual time frame for wild yeast. My hydrometer has'nt gotten here
yet but my plum that started with wild yeast has been going for five days. It seems to me that
the wild yea...