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  1. John Pichnic replied to the thread Drawback of over processing fruit.

    It's triple berry + strawberry dragon blood with fresh fruit for a booster. I used the blender, in a couple days there was a cap. I...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:27 AM
  2. John Pichnic replied to the thread Drawback of over processing fruit.

    What about the cap? Could an excessively thick cap lead to H2S production? Asking for a friend. :)

    Mar 25, 2019 at 12:24 AM
  3. John Pichnic replied to the thread Skittle Wine.

    I believe I got some old amylase(no expiration date). My skittles wine wouldn't clear, even after superkleer. So I tried re dosing it...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 6:11 PM
  4. John Pichnic replied to the thread Drawback of over processing fruit.

    Thanks.

    Mar 22, 2019 at 5:29 PM
  5. John Pichnic replied to the thread New muscadine vineyard, seeking suggestions.

    Thanks for the tips. I set poles today 5'9" high to run the trellis 5'6".

    Mar 22, 2019 at 12:55 AM
  6. John Pichnic posted a new thread.

    Drawback of over processing fruit

    I've read that one should not over process fruit, but I'm one to ask why. What are the drawbacks to it?

    Forum: Beginners Wine Making Forum

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:54 PM
  7. John Pichnic replied to the thread Backsweatening banana rocket fuel.

    I tasted and racked today.... All batches the fruit was added after K meta, just poured in( 5 gal batches became 6 gal) left in for...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 4:37 AM
  8. John Pichnic replied to the thread Straight Juice Pear Wine.

    Various growing/ripening conditions can create more sulfur containing amino acids in pears. Unripened pears would be my first guess....

    Mar 21, 2019 at 3:22 AM
  9. John Pichnic replied to the thread Backsweatening banana rocket fuel.

    Wow, I have about 7 batches that I added fruit to after they cleared to back sweeten and increase the fruit flavor. What's going to...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 10:02 PM
  10. John Pichnic replied to the thread New muscadine vineyard, seeking suggestions.

    I've seen a lot of negativity about them, but 100% of the berry plants I got from them are doing very well. Ison sells a bigger vine...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 3:38 PM
  11. John Pichnic replied to the thread New muscadine vineyard, seeking suggestions.

    You are correct. One 5 gal batch per vine, does that sound more reasonable?....

    Mar 20, 2019 at 3:29 PM
  12. John Pichnic replied to the thread Adding body.

    This, I can understand. I don't have much wine experience outside of Boone's Farm and my homemade wines. Yesterday I bought some 4l...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 3:18 PM
  13. John Pichnic liked jbo_c's post in the thread Adding body.

    Body is mouthfeel. - ie the difference between whole milk, 2%, and skimmmed. Jbo

    Mar 20, 2019 at 3:07 PM
  14. John Pichnic replied to the thread Adding body.

    Yea, I looked it up online... "Full-bodied wines are big and powerful" ...... "Wines Under 12.5% alcohol are said to light-bodied....

    Mar 20, 2019 at 2:48 AM
  15. John Pichnic replied to the thread Adding body.

    What is meant by that, "adding body"?

    Mar 20, 2019 at 12:21 AM