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  1. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    Lol, nah, I'm a Kentucky transplant. New York Italian from the 'burbs down here on the retirement plan lol. Wine is in the family tradition for me. I used to get a little glass on holidays as a kid and as an adult we drink it every night with dinner, whether it's spaghetti with meatballs or...
  2. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    It's ok. I forgot to mention the filter sock in the original post so I can see why you said that. personally I've only had a problem with wine re-fermenting in the bottle when I bottled a gallon jug of Carlo Rossi into improperly sanitized bottles. The corks blew and I had a mess to clean up.
  3. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    my method is a modified version of this guys method. when I started I watched countless youtube videos and read many webpages and this was that simplest method I found . I refined it with countless pieces of information from websites, fellow winemakers, and lots of experimentation. I...
  4. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    I personally hate dry wine. my way works well for me. I start with a S.G. of 1.1 and end with 1.03 after 7 days that requires little to no back-sweetening to be drinkable. Your way I would be adding cups of syrup and may taste good after. seems pretty reliable to me. I never had a problem...
  5. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    I've made over 50 batches with this method and have had no problem and it works every time. I simply gave this information for any help it may be. anyone is free to take it of leave it. Everyone seems to have their own method, and just because I have my own that works reliably for me doesn't...
  6. K

    How to Calculate Wine ABV %

    The formula I use (and I don't remember where I found it) is (S.G. - F.G). x 131.25 example (1.1 - 1.03) = .07 x 131.25 = 9.1875% ABV
  7. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    Hey, here's a brew log from my attempt with Pineapple wine. I made the mistake of letting the ABV get to high and had to back sweeten it to compensate for the overpowering alcohol flavor. What this log doesn't say is how I "brew" I pitch the yeast in straight from the pack and let the vessel...
  8. K

    Cantaloupe wine, good taste - bad smell. common?

    I believe so, I degassed it and after clearing I let it mellow for a month before bottling and it created no pressure during that month. there was no noise like when you open a soda bottle or anything when I opened it up to back sweeten and bottle. It's completely still with no bubbles left that...
  9. K

    Cantaloupe wine, good taste - bad smell. common?

    So a friend gave me a bunch of cantaloupes so of course I made wine. after fermenting and clearing and everything when it came time to bottle I gave it a taste test. The flavor was very mild, fortunately a little back sweetening help bring out the melon flavor but the smell is horrible. It...
  10. K

    any way to counteract sodium benzoate before fermentation?

    I'd love to see your recipes for those 3. maybe try bentonite if the sparkloid doesn't work?
  11. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    I should mention this program was written with Visual Basic .Net and only runs on PC
  12. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    Unless I can find a mathematical formula for yeast fermentation, I'm calling the program done for now. Also, I'd be willing to have 1 or 2 beta testers. I would give these beta testers the program for free under 3 conditions. 1 - don't share it with anyone 2 - provide feedback 3 - write a short...
  13. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    That handbook is useful to be sure, but I don't see any exact information I can use for a formula. Ferment speeds are only slow, mod, or fast. Nothing like at 50 degrees yeast x ferments at a rate of .01 S.G./day or anything like that. Without some kind of mathematical formula I don't know...
  14. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    You guys are right, the holidays were just a convenience feature for those like me who forget to check the method currently in use every single day. But it has taken way too much of a life of its own. And I already have a way for user to input up to 12 of their own important days. I will likely...
  15. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    easier said then done. I'm not even sure it's possible. An expert I am not. And ever ask a career programmer a programming question? it's like "WHAT?!?!?!?!? someone dared ask for help instead of spending countless hours and years pouring over books to know the answer themselves? WE MUST...
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