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  1. tradowsk replied to the thread How to perform extended maceration?.

    Just enough swirl to moisten the skins on top. If it helps, you can remove the airlock and put a rubber stopper in while swirling so...

    Feb 11, 2019 at 8:27 PM
  2. tradowsk replied to the thread Secondary fermentation panic.

    Yes, avoid anything with chlorine at all costs at all steps of the process. Not only is it a pain to rinse out, but it can cause...

    Feb 11, 2019 at 6:15 PM
  3. tradowsk replied to the thread Secondary fermentation panic.

    Depends how long you let it sit before bottling. Typically, most here seem to rack and kmeta every 3 months. So if you are only clearing...

    Feb 11, 2019 at 5:09 PM
  4. tradowsk replied to the thread Secondary fermentation panic.

    The most crucial ingredient in winemaking is patience. The kits purposely try to speed things up so you bottle quickly and have to buy...

    Feb 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM
  5. tradowsk replied to the thread How to perform extended maceration?.

    I would swirl maybe once a day for the next week or so. You mainly want to keep the skins floating on top moist so they don't start to...

    Feb 11, 2019 at 4:10 PM
  6. tradowsk replied to the thread WineXpert cheap Merlot kit has little taste.

    According to my notes, I went from OG 1.110 to SG 0.995 currently, which equates to about 15% ABV I believe. I didn't chapitalize or add...

    Feb 11, 2019 at 4:37 AM
  7. tradowsk liked StToddy's post in the thread WineXpert cheap Merlot kit has little taste.

    One web site says typical usage rate for Glycerin is 1-3 tbsp per gallon and should not exceed 4 tbsp per gallon. Your taste test on...

    Feb 11, 2019 at 2:12 AM
  8. tradowsk replied to the thread WineXpert cheap Merlot kit has little taste.

    Update: I got some glycerin from my LHBS and did a few small bench trials. Adding a drop to a 1oz glass of wine really made a huge...

    Feb 10, 2019