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Posted in thread: Raisons no good? on 12-10-2013 at 11:47 AM
Pumpkinman---Thanks for that post--that was my initial thought too but didn't say anything
because it is known that slight, insignificant MLF's can occur on wines. I forget the
details--been a long ti...
Posted in thread: Fermentation?? on 12-10-2013 at 11:19 AM
Let me take a stab at making this more clear for you. The easiest hydrometer to use is a triple
scale hydrometer. It gives you SG, brix (or balling), and potential alcohol. When you are
working with t...
Posted in thread: Raisons no good? on 12-10-2013 at 10:11 AM
joeswine---I think you should post in the forum. That gives everyone a chance to learn.
Posted in thread: Raisons no good? on 12-10-2013 at 10:05 AM
Wow--NOW you guys have gotten me interested in this raisin discussion!! Sooooo--how many
raisins are you adding to the red juice buckets? Sounds intriguing, based on your experiences.
Posted in thread: Chilean Juice buckets, very impressed so far! on 12-10-2013 at 09:14 AM
Thanks to both of you--think I'll be a little conservative to start off with. Too much oak is a
Posted in thread: alcohol content to prevent vinegar on 12-10-2013 at 08:57 AM
I agree with James, but vinegar is an oxidative process--meaning it takes oxygen to produce it.
Acetobacter is everywhere so the way to prevent it is using sulfite and limiting your headspace
so you d...
Posted in thread: Yeast? on 12-10-2013 at 08:29 AM
good info turock..i will call today for one of there catalogs.you see bud, thats why i cant get
anything done...on the dang computer all the time, learning to make wine... LOL---ain't that
the truth. ...
Posted in thread: Yeast? on 12-10-2013 at 08:07 AM
If you get a catalog from places like MoreWine, they do a great job of describing the
attributes of each yeast they sell. This is actually how most of us get this type of info.
MoreWine will send you ...
Posted in thread: Raisons no good? on 12-09-2013 at 10:21 AM
Turock has NO credentials and will admit to NOT knowing everything!! I have never used
raisins--so I obviously have no opinion that counts. I only try to speak to what I truly
know--what I study--and ...
Posted in thread: critique/inputs for blackberry wine on 12-09-2013 at 10:04 AM
Oh, I only wish all new winemakers would ask lots of questions and ask for help BEFORE they
begin ferments. Then they'd learn the right techniques early on and not have problems. You're
light years ah...