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    Blackberry Concord Mix

    looks good!
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    Blackberry Concord Mix

    Happy Anniversary!
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    Oldtimers

    Haven't been on here for a few years but was happy to see a few familiar names tonight. Hope everyone is doing well!
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    critique/inputs for blackberry wine

    Posted this a long time ago. I still have a couple bottles left. If I was to follow this original again I would make 1 exception, I would back sweeten just a bit. In my,now years of wine making, I have learned that I love my Grape Reds Dry, and my other red fruits have to be just a bit off dry.
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    Took longer than expected........

    I was totally mesmerized! Took me awhile to scroll down the pic to see catch on :slp
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    I don't think they sell on line but I do know there are Spagnol retailers in Alberta. Check the SG on Friday. If it's the same then it's done. If it's dropped lower, wait With that much head space and then racking I would definitely suggest racking to a 5 gal. I know it may cost but it'll be...
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    They actually have the whole plant out there where they make the kits.You should check it out some time. If they do still sell their kits themselves you can get some great deals or if your local shop is a Spagnol's retailer they can usually pass the same sales to you.
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    Are you any where near where RJ Spagnols moved to? They used to be here in Burnaby,BC, but moved to Ontario a few years ago. I used to get some great prices on their kits when they put their sales on
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    never use sorbate unless you're sweetening. yes skip it. Where in BC are your parents?
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    If you have to top up more than a liter, taste will change.I've read that most kits are made with the allowance of up to a liter of water for top ups. Personally I use wine but if it's more than 1, I rack down. Check Kijiji etc and see if you can find 5gal.
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    And just another thought on your wine..You could always invest in a 5 gal carboy and when you rack,rack into that. It'll be handy to have for other wines too, because I know there will be more lol, that drop a lot of lees.
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    oh a fellow Canadian. Me too. I'm in BC ,where are you?
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    Clearing wine in secondary fermenter?

    I think the part that kinda threw a bit of extras in is that you didn't use the bag and if you had you wouldn't have the amount of gross lees that you do.It's not hard to fix, it's just a shame you lost the amount of wine you did. If your wine is dry and at the stage where you were to add the...
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