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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    Update: Day 35, the bubbles were 40 secs apart, so removed the airlock and transferred it to another gallon glass jar. Added 1/16 tsp of potassium metabisulfite. Wine tastes really good with fruit flavours, does not taste sweet. I plan to shake it and open for 1 sec everyday to remove residual CO2.
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    Until day 10, I had covered the wine with a cloth most of the time. There was foam almost every day, but very little I would say. The taste was good, but very very sweet. I can see now why one would need a hydrometer. Without it, you're pretty much blind. Day 10: I put it on airlock. Day 10...
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    I will remove the airlock then, thanks. Temperature I'd say hovers between 20-22C at night and 23-27C during the day.
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    Update: So I setup everything as close to my above instructions as possible, put in half the yeast. Hour 42: There was no activity, nothing. Panic, then trying to figure what could've gone wrong, then calm. Then I re-hydrated rest of the yeast. This time I kept the yeast in the bowl for almost...
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    They were not wrong. I remember reading about US having passed a bill of some sorts, but it did not get implemented eventually because of the cost. On googling, I can find this on Wiki.
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    Thats good to know, thanks for sharing.
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    Thanks for clarification and sorry, I didnt mean to be confusing. Starting this tomo (got delayed earlier). I saw on Minute Maid concentrate, it says 32g sugar/fructose per 63 ml and its a 295ml can. So 4 cans = 4 X 295 X 32 / 63 = 600g (1.3 lb) sugar already in the cans. So I think I should...
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    2 pounds is less than 1 kg, but understood. I plan to stick to around 10-ish% ABV. Just from curiosity sake question. Assuming that I dont have a hydrometer, and I have the whole thing airlocked and if I dont see bubbles for a few days, why is leaving it for few weeks an issue? The idea was...
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    Thanks !! I didnt know campden tablets can be used a sanitizer. I will use those then. Regarding yeast as nmutrient, I read somewhere that yeast also feed on dead yeast + 5g packet is more than enough for 1 gallon. So I thought of this idea of using some as nutrient...lol Adjust the pH wasnt...
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    Noob trying for 1st time – have some questions

    I am not sure if this is going to be my hobby (probably not). But still I want to make a 1 gallon batch and see how it goes. As far as possible, I want to be using everything at home, so no hydrometer and stuff. After reading here & different sites, here are my (extremely) detailed steps and...
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