Last Activity:06-26-2013 12:25 AM
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Posted in thread: Cork bag delivery dilemma on 06-26-2013 at 12:22 AM
I buy my corks in bags oh 100 pieces.I open the bag and use 30 for a batch when bottling.The
bag is then open and just sits waiting till I bottle my next batch, which can be months later.
I close it b...
Posted in thread: oh oh....a double yeast on 06-24-2013 at 12:48 AM
Don't worry.Yeast is a living thing and will multiply in your wine.Adding two packets of yeast
is the same effect as adding 1 packet an hour earlier.How is that ???Well each yeast cell will
Posted in thread: Starfruit wine a disappointment on 06-10-2013 at 01:04 AM
My second-ever batch of wine was 2 gallons of starfruit, made according to Jack Keller's recipe
with 3.5 pounds of fruit per gallon and using a lemon instead of acid blend (per the recipe).
Posted in thread: Hydrometer on 06-10-2013 at 01:00 AM
Wow this is a strange thread. Luc: do you realize that you just repeated what you said in
April? It's interesting to see where the 131 comes from. SteveYep,Did not read the thread very
well now, did I...
Posted in thread: Hydrometer on 06-06-2013 at 12:11 AM
It's really not that important where it comes from. For example, is it important where the 2.2
comes from when converting from kilograms to pounds? (IE #pounds = #kilograms * 2.2.) It's just
Posted in thread: Bottling 1 gallon (process) on 05-29-2013 at 12:24 AM
Just rack directly into the bottles, why bother racking into a bucket first ???Saves you a lot
Posted in thread: The use of raisins in secondary on 05-29-2013 at 12:21 AM
Take care with raisins.Sure they do a lot of good but there is a downside: they are heavily
sulphited.Make sure to use the right raisins: dark for a red wine and white ones for a white
wine. The dark ...
Posted in thread: 14 lb of Rhubarb on 05-29-2013 at 12:14 AM
There is no need to use chalk to bring the acidity down.Use my method: it works like a charm
and you will keep all flavor: story was the theory now how to make a wine with that you can
read here whic...
Posted in thread: Oak chips vs. oak powder in primary fermentation on 05-27-2013 at 12:46 AM
Either are fine but oak powder is much more difficult to remove as the chips are.You should add
the chips (or powder) to a finished wine that is aging. That way you can monitor the
devellopment by tas...
Posted in thread: How to: Remove old wine labels on 05-27-2013 at 12:33 AM
I used to put all my empty bottles in my bath and fill it up with hot water. The hundred or so
bottles would take me more then half a day to clean up.So now I am doing things differently.I
fill 6 to 7...