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  1. E Riehle liked ThreeSheetsToTheWind's post in the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    The taste will get better as it clears for sure. The smell might be the CO2 still escaping in good quantity. You can definitely smell it...

    Jan 19, 2019 at 1:46 PM
  2. E Riehle liked ThreeSheetsToTheWind's post in the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    So what's the verdict?

    Jan 19, 2019 at 1:46 PM
  3. E Riehle attached a file to the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    Definitely wine, the fruit and sweet are there, but an astringent overpowers very quickly, I have no doubt the acid I was warned...

    20190118_202022.jpg Jan 19, 2019 at 2:28 AM
  4. E Riehle replied to the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    Oh, no no no no....sorry for that. What I meant to say (and did a lousy job of) was that I'm sure ferment had ceased, being as the...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM
  5. E Riehle liked ThreeSheetsToTheWind's post in the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    Never seen that before. I wouldn't panic just yet, I've never seen anything bad take over this soon after a good vigorous fermentation...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 6:44 PM
  6. E Riehle liked ThreeSheetsToTheWind's post in the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    It just dawned on me that you might be using new equipment. Could it be an oily residue that was inside the carboy and didn't come out...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 6:43 PM
  7. E Riehle replied to the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    Yeah, new equipment. I went ahead and racked the wine back into the 2 gallon pail (the slightest jarring had that film drop right back...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 6:43 PM
  8. E Riehle replied to the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    Mmm, I left out the smell....it's got a dull urine-like oder, not overpowering but definitely covering any aroma of wine. I'm afraid to...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 11:01 PM
  9. E Riehle attached a file to the thread First Batch Noob, Asking the Obvious (Wild Fruit).

    I've been letting the first rack settle, it looked great, wound up with one & a half gallons, so far... It was "clear" last night, just...

    20190117_142725.jpg Jan 17, 2019 at 8:36 PM