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Posted in thread: critique/inputs for blackberry wine on 12-04-2013 at 05:02 PM
How much k-meta needed is dependent on pH level. This article explains it all way better than I
could. About 3/4 of the way down are two charts and an explanation of molecular and free SO2.
Posted in thread: Bulg Aging on 11-17-2013 at 04:05 PM
What you have to watch out for is; as the barometric pressure changes it can cause the stopper
with out a airlock to push out. If this happens and you don't catch it right away, your wine
Posted in thread: Procedure check bottling plan, first timer. on 11-17-2013 at 03:52 PM
My opinion, you should not even think of bottling before 180 days of aging in carboy. Very
seldom does anything good come from being in a hurry to bottle.
Posted in thread: Free SO2-Bound so2 on 10-26-2013 at 10:04 AM
How experienced are you at doing the aeration/oxidation test? Things that stick out without
knowing how much wine you and talking about and how much K-meta you have added so far are:Are
you sure you a...
Posted in thread: testing wine with a ph meter and on 10-22-2013 at 06:04 PM
You can use any size sample. You have to know the formula to do the test right. I take you
through the test and explain how the formula works on my BLOG. Short cuts are nice, and there
are a lot of di...
Posted in thread: Steaming Pears Step by step guide wanted please on 10-19-2013 at 04:30 PM
Check out my BLOG somewhere on there I have my Pear wine recipe. Also has step by step
instructions on making wine with juice from a steam juicer. If you are asking about steam
juicing the pears, I ju...
Posted in thread: Testing TA on 10-19-2013 at 04:21 PM
Only problem I see is step 1, did you add tap water or distilled water? You only say water. If
distilled then I'd say you are okay, if it was tap water I don't know if it would be right.
Posted in thread: What's the best spray sanitizer? on 10-17-2013 at 06:45 PM
Fruit Fly TrapTake a Pint canning jar add about 1/2 inch of wine, then put in a drop or two of
dish soap making sure not to get any on the sides of jar. Works well for me.
Posted in thread: Vintner's Harvest for Newbie on 10-12-2013 at 12:52 PM
Day 11. Sanitize all equipment and utensils with a general purpose sanitizerSounds Okay2. Add
all ingredients as directed on can label. Add 1 crushed Campden tablet per gallon and stir well
to make su...
Posted in thread: My try at Blueberry Port on 10-05-2013 at 04:13 PM
Port is a Portuguese fortified wine made in the Douro Valley in the Northern Provinces of
Portugal with grapes grown there. Fortified wines in the style of Port are wines fortified with
Brandy or some...