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    bottling wines

    Yes both are clear.
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    bottling wines

    When we go to bottle our wines, both Red and Whites. They are ready to be bottled. should we add anything before bottling?
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    We have a wine in the carboy that is 9 months old. Fermintation stopped months ago and when we racked it today it had a carbination taste to it. any ideas why? i know its young.
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    Already fermenting juice buckets

    Johnd, yes we do check S.G. sometimes we add sugar when we get it home.
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    Already fermenting juice buckets

    Talking juice buckets. when we pick ours up they say they have yeast in the buckets. in years past we have had to add yeast to them frmenting. but my question is, they tell us they are balanced but should you check anything else? and if so what. and why?
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    which yeast to use?

    We just ordered our spring juice buckets. We ordered a Chardonnay. and a Carmenere. we have always used a generic yeast, what do you prefer for these 2?
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    Yeast selection

    How much effect will the choice of yeast have on the taste of wine? we use juice buckets.
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    adding juice

    We made a couple wines from juice buckets and my wife was not real happy with them. so we added both back to carboy and added sinple syrup to sweeten them and now much better. has anyone added frozen fruit juice to there wines? if so how did you go about this.?
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    juice buckets

    latley ive been having issues with wine sediment in my bottles after bottling. wine has sat in carboys for 12-18 months. was wondering if when doing the juice buckets if anyone has added bentonite in the begining? reason i ask is i have heard it can be used for slearing wines.
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    I have a zin royal that i would like to add fruit flavoring, such as blackberry or maybe blueberry, without starting fermintation over. what methods may i try? i see where you can buy small bottles of flavoring. or larger cans of fruit base. i have 6 gallon of wine.
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    After 5 years of wine making, we are noticing stains on the inside of our glass. anyone have ideas of cleaning these?
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    wine from juice buckets

    Good info. would a novice wine taste the difference if we checked ph? TA?
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    wine from juice buckets

    We,ve been making wine from juice buckets, and all we,ve been doing is adding yeast for fermintation. then when S/G gets to o.990 or less we add sorbate to stop fermintation. they say these are balanced buckets. Is there anything else to check before or during the process?
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    wine glass

    Looking for the small sample portion wine glasses that you get when you go to a wine tasting at a winery>
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    wine Just want to add some flavor in say a moscato, with maybe strawberry,s
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    We have made many wines from the juice buckets. what i would like to do is try and flavor one with fresh fruit. Maybe after ferminting take 3 gallons into a glass carboy and adding fresh fruit, if so how much fruit do you think i would need. or the other thought was just adding during the...
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    wine labeling

    When you buy a bottle of wine and it has a 2013 date is that when it was bottled, or fermentaion.?
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    Before we bottling we do a few few rackovers. Only one of reds has the sediment in the bottle. But i am glad to know that nothing is wrong with the wines.
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    how far in advance of bottling do you recommend adding clearing agents?
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    I would like to thank those that took my post serious. before bottling i will and some fining agents to clear