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  1. Z

    Welch's wine?

    why do many of these recipes call for boiling some of the water before you start the batch?
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    What is the ' year ' of my wine.

    I think he is curious as to the "technical" rule about this. I am also, does anyone know what (if their is, which I am sure their is) the rule is on this for commercial wines?
  3. Z

    First taste of awesomeness! (Peach, Mixed Berry)

    glad to hear about your experience!
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    how do you see the lees?

    so the idea is that you dont need to really get the lees out when going from primary to secondary/first rack, just the main pulp or sediment from the fruit or fruit juice. makes sense. thanks for the responses. i think i will try for a 5 gallon water jug for both primary and secondary. thanks :)
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    how do you see the lees?

    I am wanting to start a 5 gallon batch (as opposed to the four 1 gallon batches I usually do at a time), but I don't want to buy a 6 gallon and 5 gallon glass carboys due to the cost of like $25 each along with some stupidly high shipping cost. I am thinking about using a 5 gallon plastic...
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    All-Stainless Steel Primary or Secondary Fermenters/Glass or Plastic Carboys?

    when you say do not soak it, is it ok to clean it with a 1tbsp to 1 gallon solution of chlorine bleach? as long as i dont leave it in their too long? it wont produce any wierd chemicals or anything that will taint my wine when i use it will it? thanks for the answer by the way.
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    All-Stainless Steel Primary or Secondary Fermenters/Glass or Plastic Carboys?

    I am thinking about trying some bigger batches, i have an old 15 gallon beer keg i havent used in a year or so, it had old beer in it so it smelled pretty bad when i released the pressure and took out the stem. does anyone see a problem with using this keg for making wine as long as i clean it...
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    amount from primary to secondary??...

    Also if you want to end up with 6 gallons, you will lose some wine during racking (getting rid of lees, or dead yeast cells). you will need to consider this if you want to end up with 6 gallons, or else you will end up with probably closer to 5-5.5 gallons i believe. but i am no expert. do more...
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