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    Using Frozen Fruit?

    Luc, do you have a rule of thumb for number of apples per gallon? I'm going to try this!! JThanks!
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    Fresh Fruit Wine

    I have made several fruit wines from both fresh and frozen fruits, as well as dried. My favorites are mixed berry for a quick red wine using montrchet yeast, and strawberry. I have also made blueberry (almost done fermenting), peach, and am currently making pineapple. Fun!
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    When I look at my secondary...

    Patience is a virtue when making wine. I'm not sure what you mean by the mini hurricane action though. Do you ahve a 6 gallon carboy with an air lock? What kind of wine?
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    Overflow of carboy at secondary fermentation

    Excellent advice Muscadine. If foam gets into your airlock just take it off and rinse it and keep going. all will be well and you won't have to top off your jug!
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    Question on Secondary Fermentation

    Just keep in mind that the stuff that falls to the bottom is dead once fermentation has gone on. A bubble every few seconds is a nice pace that in my experience leads to an excellent result! Just wait to rack when the lees is apparent at the bottom. You can't always put a number on the...
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    Question on adding to secondary

    This is interesting. I tried to impart some pepper flavor to my mead and had the same problem! I've never added a flavoring well into the process. Let me know how it turns out.
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    Downy Woodpecker

    NIce! I love woodpeckers!
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    good social red wine

    My current favorite is a mixed berry wine. It is ready in a couple of months and tastes fantastic! I like italian wines, especially valpollicella and it is reminiscent of that except crisper and lighter.
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    Just found this and am very excited to be here. I started making wines about a year ago and I love it!
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    Strawberry Wine

    Strawberry wine rocks! I use 3.5 to 4 lbs fresh very ripe strawberries 2.25 lbs of sugar 1 tsp citric acid 1 gallon of water combine this and stir daily for 3 - 5- days. If you like you can boil the water or just extract the flavor with cold water--both have good results. Then...
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    Strawberry Wine Question

    Oh, I forgot to add that I always use one teaspoon of nutrient with the yeast.
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    Strawberry Wine Question

    I have made strawberry wine and never used campden tablets. I usually sterilize the the carboy the first time. I always have excellent results. I'm certain its nearly impossible to make a bad strawberry wine if you just follow the basic steps of keeping utensils clean, racking, and allowing...