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    No clue what just happened...

    oops...haven't got on here in a while...just got back from 1 1/2 weeks in Colorado...to answer the question, I'm doing 1 gallon batches, so I have 1 gallon minus what I lost in sediment etc. from racking it...
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    No clue what just happened...

    haven't racked yet...I was letting it settle before I racked it. I probably did the wrong thing, but when the hydrometer dropped to the bottom, I stirred the must to see if that changed the reading (it didn't). After I added enough juice to get the 0.990 reading, I figured I should let the...
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    No clue what just happened...

    ...I notice you are in New Mexico... I LOVE green chili. have you ever made green chili wine?? lol.
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    No clue what just happened...

    ...I have potassium Metabisulfate...I added 1/4 tsp to the original recipe before fermentation (my local shop told me to use that instead of the campden tablet)... do I need to add more?
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    ELF Wine From Oklahoma

    ...my lineage would have been more beneficial if I had started 40 years ago instead of waiting till I'm old...but, better late than never I guess...I appreciate the link and I will check out Mr. Esterhold... I am currently getting some Carman vines from my brother that came from my father who...
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    No clue what just happened...

    ...this is the recipe I'm using...I added everything in the order stated. You said "get it sulfited properly" ... is there something I need to do/add at this point to do that?
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    No clue what just happened...

    ...just ran the hydrometer again, filled the tube till it was within 1/4" from the top with the scale in...it floated this time and read 0.990...should I rack it and move on, or is there something else I need to do to it? Is it OK or is it something to pour down the sink? What SHOULD the reading...
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    No clue what just happened...

    ...Did not ferment with the skins, but I did freeze the grapes with the skin on (several sources on the internet said that freezing is beneficial as it breaks down the pulp at the cellular level allowing more of the good stuff to be extracted when pressing)...I did buy a small press, the shop...
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    No clue what just happened...

    This is my first batch (white wine from home grown Niagara grapes)...starting gravity 1.090...recipe said ferment in primary 3-5 days or until hydrometer reading between 1.040 - 1.020...it's been 5 days, I took a reading and the hydrometer went straight to the bottom of the tube and bottomed...
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    ELF Wine From Oklahoma

    Just getting started making wine. Growing grapes (not so easy in Oklahoma)...started some grapes that I thought were seedless, turned out to be seeded Niagara (yeah, I know, not the BEST wine grape, but when you have about 100 pounds what's a guy to do...stuck right now on my first batch and...
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