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  • Posted in thread: Need some advice please on 09-23-2017 at 02:41 PM
    What yeast did u use.You can always flavor use a flavor pac to put fuit flavor back. Flavor pac
    will melow alcohol also. and time. Let it sit.Keith is right, give it aging time; the fruit
    flavors will...

  • Posted in thread: Do you worry about bottle shape? on 09-23-2017 at 02:35 PM
    Paul,We're of like mind; I try to match the bottle shape to the variatal being bottled. I keep
    the bottles in the boxes they came in when I store a batch so stacking isn't an issue for me.

  • Posted in thread: After 10 years I think I've learned a thing or two on 08-10-2017 at 01:12 PM
    Jim, Thanks for taking the time to put together your post. Passing on the insights from your
    wine making experiences is of great benefit to the rest of us on this wine making forum. I like
    the extende...

  • Posted in thread: Foaming - Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot on 08-03-2017 at 06:10 PM
    Since I only took a final GS once in the last many years (someone on the forum requested it), i
    can't comment on where most of my wines finish. All I know is they taste great after sitting
    for awhile....

  • Posted in thread: Refrigeration of Supplies on 08-02-2017 at 06:17 PM
    I keep my yeast in my wine fridge. I buy bread yeast in a 2 pound package at BJ's. It has
    remained viable in my freezer for over two years and still rises perfectly whenever I need it
    for a loaf of br...

  • Posted in thread: Foaming - Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot on 08-02-2017 at 03:59 PM
    just for a different perspective....I have a WE Pinot Gris working right now, ave 74 degree
    temp, and it is making almost no foam EC1118 yeast....I sizzles, goes snap crackle pop, bit no
    foam.I worry ...

  • Posted in thread: Foaming - Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot on 08-02-2017 at 03:53 PM
    the instructions for this kit say: Proceed with Step 2 (Stabilizing & Clearing) only if you
    haveachieved a specific gravity of 0.998 or lowerit looks like you have done that with a SG of

  • Posted in thread: Wait for it!!! on 08-01-2017 at 12:33 PM
    I experienced something similar. I made a Spagnols Raspberry Rose last year that looks
    perfectly clear in clear bottles. But when I remove it from the refrigerator where I place it
    to chill, I find a ...

  • Posted in thread: New Limited Release: Eclipse Nocturnal Wine Making Kit With Grape Skins on 08-01-2017 at 12:22 PM
    I haven't heard about my order yet but I'm glad to hear that they are starting to ship.

  • Posted in thread: Foaming - Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot on 08-01-2017 at 12:16 PM
    This has not been only the messiest, as in heavy foam, but also the slowest ferment that I've
    experience since starting this hobby 3 years ago. The yeast was pitched on June 26th and has
    been slowly f...