Last Activity:11-08-2010 4:14 PM
Posted in thread: Fast clearing blackberry on 10-11-2010 at 07:55 PM
Did I get lucky here? I have a three week old 2 gal. blackberry made from 1 gallon of juice
from my steamer. It was about 8 pounds of fruit. I added pectic enzyme, pot meta, and enough
sugar to have a...
Posted in thread: Steam-Juicing Elderberries? on 07-12-2009 at 02:14 PM
I have a couple of questions to tag on to this discussion. I have an elderberry started from
steamed juice about 2 months ago. Yeast was pitched 11 May, racked to secondary 18 May, and
again on 1 June...
Posted in thread: Steam Juicer yields on 05-04-2009 at 08:05 PM
So there I was. Me, my recently purchased granite ware steamer, and 8 pounds of frozen
Illinois elderberries. How hard could it be? My 5 year old was sitting on the kitchen island
looking on in pure...
Posted in thread: Home made Sparkling wine tonight on 12-02-2007 at 01:06 AM
the fruits of my labor was were consumed. 26 years in the USAF. We had my retirement party
tonight. I had made a VR chardonnay kit that I transformed to sparkling wine for the festivity.
It has been...
Posted in thread: How to rack without ... on 11-30-2007 at 12:05 PM
My experience has shown that the best racking method is to siphon down to about 1/2 or so then
tilt the carboy on a folded dish towel or something. I will set my auto siphon so the weight of
the hose ...
Posted in thread: Chardonnay to Champagne on 04-01-2007 at 06:11 PM
Wade, I forgot to metnion, that, yes I did give it a swallow. It was great. I haven't
tastedmuch s/wine in my life but it met my expectations. I really have enjoyed the remarks and
looks I get when I ...
Posted in thread: Crabapple Wine on 04-01-2007 at 01:14 PM
I just sweetened and bottled my Crabapple/apple yesterday. I had used crabs from my boss's
house. They were aromatic and larger than normal crabapples. I sweetened with wine conditioner,
filtered and ...
Posted in thread: Chardonnay to Champagne on 04-01-2007 at 01:06 PM
Hi folks. It's finished. Actually about three weeks ago. I'm sorry wasn't able to photograph
the degorging. I have a camera that needs a specialized and expensive battery. The degorging
went smooth. I...
Posted in thread: Corks on 02-03-2007 at 12:53 PM
Just an observation, but I had the same problem the first time I tried to cork a bottle. I
decided to practice first on an empty bottle. The mistake I made, was that I was trying to
insert the cork in...
Posted in thread: Worm wine? on 01-22-2007 at 10:12 PM
I was doing research for a class assignment today and stumbled on this article when I did a
database search for "Home Winemaking". I'm not easily grossed out, but
this..............Someone tell me tha...