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  1. shanek17

    wine turned to vinegar..should i toss it or use it?

    Hmm im not to experienced with oxidized wine yet so not sure if thats it. I dont think its vinegar now. Its more sour which makes me think of my homemade fermented foods and drinks. i make lacto fermented sauerkraut and pickles and also liquids like water kefir and they are all sour. this is...
  2. shanek17

    wine turned to vinegar..should i toss it or use it?

    I had a bottle of wine turn to vinegar, i guess it was because of the odd shaped cap i had on it that didnt provide a good seal. I took a sip of it at it was very bitter and has obviously started to turn to vinegar. But is it completely vinegar? i dont know, its been sitting in that bottle for...
  3. shanek17

    Home made beer kit

    It is ridiculously awesome! Lol. its all part of the fun... Yea i would like to get a good bitterness and flavor in my beer. But heres the thing i got 1 oz of cascade sterling hops to work with , thats it. I went to the lhbs twice now in the past 24 hrs and im not goin back again anytime soon...
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    Home made beer kit

    Hello I am a fellow fermentationist and I am having a brewing dilemma. The other day I was in my cupboards and noticed that I had a box of granola bars and they expire this month, I looked at the ingredients and noticed Barley malt extract, also it contains whole grain rolled oats and other...
  5. shanek17

    How to degas your wine with a vacuum pump

    thats a good question about using a prickly type of rod for nucleation. Iv read into the nucleation and I found that anything small and pointy can be a good source to aggravate the co2 and help it be released. There is man on this forum who uses a large carboy cleaning bristly brush to degas...
  6. shanek17

    how to use a hydrometer for newbies

    Wow this threads gettin alot of thank yous now! If you all want to watch a helpful hydrometer video go to youtube to craigtube and find his hydrometer video. His video is the best! i would post the video directly if i wasnt on my cell phone.
  7. shanek17

    How to degas your wine with a vacuum pump

    Wade! Why do you say to have it topped off? i have some 1 gallon jugs half filled with experimental wine and i would like to use the vacuum pump on them. but half of the jug is wine and half is air/head space so im worried about possible glass explosion. Whatda you think?
  8. shanek17

    vacuum degassing and air/head space

    Yes ill have to look more into this. in the mean time wade has this to say about it. he mentions having little head space in the carboy. why, i do not know...ill have to ask him. *"How to degas your wine with a vacuum pump When degassing your wine with a vacuum pump you need to use a glass...
  9. shanek17

    rehydrating sorbate and temperature of water?

    Well the fermentation was over. Its been aging for 6 months but i realize the yeast could still wake back up. i then added ONLY sorbate and only 1 bottle has refermented. so it would appear that the othed 2 bottlss are doing just find with only sorbate additions... And those were the bottles...
  10. shanek17

    rehydrating sorbate and temperature of water?

    I have recently took a batch of mead and put it into separate bottles for backsweetening. I have 3 bottles now where i used 2 different types of honey and also goji berries to sweeten. Unfortunately the goji berry bottle is refermenting now :( and im trying to figure out why?! Is it possible...
  11. shanek17

    alcohol benefits

    Hey everyone so iv been experiencing some tooth pain and after some research came across some interesting information. The website claims wine is actually good for teeth health , because of the polyphenols. and now im wondering if the alcohol also helps neturilize any bacteria or cavitiy bugs...
  12. shanek17

    improving the flavor of meads with spices/herbs

    It appears canada and europe have banned the importation of chinese fake honey... lets hope this is still in effect and that the other countries will follow this lead. After all quality is what we all strive for here. http://www.endtimesreport.com/storing_honey.html The honey normally sold in...
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    vacuum degassing and air/head space

    So does anyone have any information about possible exploding carboys? Does it really matter how much head space is in the carboy? I just wouldnt want to try vacuum degassing and have a big carboy explode , because i didnt have enough or too much wine in carboy.
  14. shanek17

    vacuum degassing and air/head space

    Oh so your using the racking tube to agitate the wine will under vacuum pressure? How can that be done? iv heard others mention they wish they could agitate the wine when vacuum degassing, but you must have some type of nifty setup to do it.
  15. shanek17

    improving the flavor of meads with spices/herbs

    So true. I just read that in an article and its it has been legal in the us for awhile now... Also store bought honey is heated very high so that it remains a liquid in the grocery store. but now im wondering about canadian honey.. Does anyone know if its legal to sell corn syrup "honey" in...
  16. shanek17

    vacuum degassing and air/head space

    If i was to create a vacuum in a glass carboy to degas my wine are there any worries or problems to consider? More specifically im talkjng about the headspace in the carboy. i remember reading somewhere on this forum about possible glass carboy implosions because of the amount of headspace...
  17. shanek17

    improving the flavor of meads with spices/herbs

    That sounds fun, i know lavender but im not sure about passion flower. Maybe its one of those flowers that i know about and just dont know the name. I dont understand though, you say you made the tea and fermented it but you didnt put the flowers into fermenter. So how did you make the tea?
  18. shanek17

    For all you sanitization freaks!

    That iz interesting , iv never heard of wood having sanitary potential. But im not suprised since it comes from nature. Another thing i noticed was that their brewing outdoors in a beautiful environment, lots of trees and fresh air. as you may know trees are natural air fresheners and they...
  19. shanek17

    backsweetening; refermenting issues?

    yea i think your rite, some residual co2 and refermentation. I actually added sorbate and k meta to it and then did sugar additions, but i probably only waited 5 minutes before pouring in the sugar. I dont remember if I stirred the sorbate and kmeta once it was in there, but I think i did. But...
  20. shanek17

    backsweetening; refermenting issues?

    So I have succesfully done my first backsweetning...well almost succesfully. So i made a 5 gal 11% welchs frozen grape wine and it fermented to an SG of .992. I also added 1/4 tsp of sulfites and then moved it to the basement for 1 month of bulk aging. Then on august 22nd (which is 6 days...
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