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Posted in thread: Stuck or slow fermentation on 11-07-2008 at 09:39 PM
Fermentation my be completed. The only way to know for sure is to use a hydrometer to measure
the specific gravity or brix. This will tell you how much sugar remains in the wine. If the
brix is at 0 o...
Posted in thread: What temp .. on 11-07-2008 at 09:35 PM
If you can't control the humidity or don't want to try, try using synthetic corks as they will
not dry out. I have wine in my basement that I bottled with synthetic corks 4 years ago and
they are fine...
Posted in thread: Temperature Fluctuation During Fermentation on 11-07-2008 at 09:30 PM
I forgot to address the issue of storing wine in areas with fluctating temps. In my opinion, if
you are storing wine for a relative short time, 6 months to a year, I wouldn't be so worried
about temp ...
Posted in thread: Temperature Fluctuation During Fermentation on 11-07-2008 at 09:26 PM
Is there a place in your house that has a somewhat constant temperature? That would be the
ideal setting. What you really need to focus on is not so much the ambient temperature of the
room (although ...
Posted in thread: Best online supplier? on 11-07-2008 at 09:06 PM
The 2 places where I generally buy my supplies on line are:More Wine Making (through More Beer)
Posted in thread: Picture of Multi purpose Bottle Tree on 11-07-2008 at 09:02 PM
I don't believe it is hydrogen sulfide. H2S is the rotten egg or sulfur smell. If you are
sterlizing or sanitizing with potassium metabisulfite then it is the sulfite you are smelling.
Posted in thread: Synthetic Corks on 10-31-2008 at 10:01 PM
I only use synthetic corks and have never experienced problems with them other than the
occassional misfire. I am just about through a 1000 count bag. Just currious, is it possible
that somehow the in...
Posted in thread: Picture of Multi purpose Bottle Tree on 10-31-2008 at 09:58 PM
Bob, Thanks for sharing the idea and photo. I have a bottle tree for the 750 ml bottles but
always encountered problems when trying to drain the 5 gal carboys. Nice idea. What is the
diameter of the h...
Posted in thread: Bottle size (750ml vs 1.5l) on 10-28-2008 at 10:17 PM
A mix of bottle sizes is fine. This way when you have friends over you can just open one of the
1.5 L instead of 2 of the 750 ml.
Posted in thread: First Batch Concerns, please advise on 10-28-2008 at 10:15 PM
As long as the wine is going through primary fermentation an airlock is not necessary, simply
cover the hole with a wash cloth to keep any thing from getting into the wine. I don't ferment