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Posted in thread: wine turned to vinegar..should i toss it or use it? on 02-18-2013 at 11:02 PM
It may be just oxidized. It needs acetobacter bacteria in order for the alcohol to convert to
acetic acid. If it were vinegar you would know it.You could get ahold of some mother of vinegar
Posted in thread: wine turned to vinegar..should i toss it or use it? on 02-18-2013 at 09:16 PM
I had a bottle of wine turn to vinegar, i guess it was because of the odd shaped cap i had on
it that didnt provide a good seal. I took a sip of it at it was very bitter and has obviously
started to t...
Posted in thread: Home made beer kit on 02-14-2013 at 09:49 PM
Your idea is ridiculous. Ridiculously awesome! I can't find a flaw in your logic.I'm thinking
if you went heavy on the hops it might hide off flavors. I'm basing this on the fact that I
never seem t...
Posted in thread: Home made beer kit on 02-14-2013 at 12:33 AM
Hello I am a fellow fermentationist and I am having a brewing dilemma. The other day I was in
my cupboards and noticed that I had a box of granola bars and they expire this month, I looked
at the ingr...
Posted in thread: How to degas your wine with a vacuum pump on 12-28-2012 at 03:52 PM
Christmas has generated some think time and I wonder if 1. Has anybody ever used small sharp
screws or a prickly type of rod to generate more gas nucleation sites when they are vacuum
degassing their ...
Posted in thread: how to use a hydrometer for newbies on 09-22-2012 at 05:01 PM
Just found this. Thank you. :rWow this threads gettin alot of thank yous now! If you all want
to watch a helpful hydrometer video go to youtube to craigtube and find his hydrometer video.
His video is...
Posted in thread: How to degas your wine with a vacuum pump on 09-15-2012 at 01:26 AM
When degassing your wine with a vacuum pump you need to use a glass carboy that is topped
offWhen using a vacuum pump you want to have the vacuum all the way off when starting and
slowly move it up to...
Posted in thread: vacuum degassing and air/head space on 09-15-2012 at 01:22 AM
I personally never heard of a carboy imploding, I personally had a carboy under 29 in hg for
approx 45 minutes while it shook violantly because it was actually boiling water at that time
and nothing h...
Posted in thread: rehydrating sorbate and temperature of water? on 09-08-2012 at 04:18 AM
Sorbate without k-meta won't work to stop fermentation. Sometimes both won't work. Its hard to
stop active fermentations.Well the fermentation was over. Its been aging for 6 months but i
realize the y...
Posted in thread: rehydrating sorbate and temperature of water? on 09-07-2012 at 09:03 PM
I have recently took a batch of mead and put it into separate bottles for backsweetening. I
have 3 bottles now where i used 2 different types of honey and also goji berries to sweeten.