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  1. BernardSmith replied to the thread Home-made liqueur thread?.

    Those look quite delicious. I often make limoncello and a version of Khalua. And last night I just bottled some mulberry liqueur, some...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 6:27 PM
  2. BernardSmith replied to the thread Home-made liqueur thread?.

    100% agree with you and , indeed, the possibility of someone raising issues of distillation was one reason why I thought that the topic...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 6:21 PM
  3. BernardSmith posted a new thread.

    Home-made liqueur thread?

    Might there be any interest in creating a new topic dealing with the making of fruit, nut, bean and spice liqueurs?

    Forum: Forum Comments, Suggestions & Help

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:24 PM
  4. BernardSmith replied to the thread Okay...ideas as to what happened?.

    If you add powder or anything with edges to a solution saturated with gas (CO2) the gas nucleates around the rough edges and falls out...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 2:49 PM
  5. BernardSmith replied to the thread Does anyone swap yeast in kits?.

    Does the kit suggest that you add RC212 before you add EC1118 and add the latter a few days or a week after the RC212? That would...

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:40 PM
  6. BernardSmith liked sour_grapes's post in the thread Does anyone swap yeast in kits?.

    Some strains of yeast do, in fact, kill other strains. There are three broad classes. Some strains have a "killer factor" (where they...

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:37 PM
  7. BernardSmith replied to the thread Okay...ideas as to what happened?.

    Hi wtt03. I think that that is a great question and while I am not a chemist and have no chemistry background I wonder whether there may...

    Jul 18, 2019 at 8:34 PM
  8. BernardSmith replied to the thread Abv help.

    no problem. you are confirming that half a bag is 1.1 lbs and so the approximation is reasonable - about 11.5% ABV +/- so you have not...

    Jul 18, 2019 at 12:12 AM
  9. BernardSmith replied to the thread Abv help.

    so adding a hefty 40 points across 5 gallons is basically adding 8 additional points per gallon (so let's call the SG 1.090+) - and so...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:34 PM
  10. BernardSmith replied to the thread Abv help.

    Hi Tori Webb - and welcome. The ads for Solomon Grundy wines seem to suggest that if you follow their instructions exactly you get a...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:15 PM
  11. BernardSmith replied to the thread pH in Sour Cherry Wine.

    TA likely falls as fermentation proceeds so I would not be so quick to make any changes. Taste the wine. As I say, your tongue is a...

    Jul 16, 2019
  12. BernardSmith replied to the thread My first contest other than the big red contest on the forum..

    May it be the first of many Best of Shows"

    Jul 16, 2019
  13. BernardSmith replied to the thread pH in Sour Cherry Wine.

    Your tongue is probably the most effective sensor when it comes to TA (it is, after all, all about taste) but as a rule of thumb you...

    Jul 16, 2019
  14. BernardSmith replied to the thread Gewurztraminer - best choice of yeast?.

    Rocky, True, very true, but I think the idea is for the wine maker to always try to make the best wine he or she can make. The kit maker...

    Jul 16, 2019
  15. BernardSmith liked Rocky's post in the thread Gewurztraminer - best choice of yeast?.

    Very likely the reason WinExpert includes EC1118 in many kits is that it is pretty much a fool proof yeast. They make the kits for the...

    Jul 16, 2019