That kind of works out better for me LOL..
Now i can get some wine ready for 2017.
We had twins 16 months ago and they are kicking my *** LOL..
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I know money plays a part in this but if you have $100 and itching to spend it and the space you can get a used chest freezer and a johnson...
Honestly I would do a 5 or 6 gallon batch. It takes just as much work and effort to do a 1 gallon batch and you only get 5 bottles.
As Julie stated, if you are still seeing bubbles it is the CO2 coming out. It is time to degass it.
I like the 71B for my strawberry..
I would give it some more time or if you are in a hurry use super kleer. Make sure temps are not too cool. I have noticed that super kleer and...
Normal. I guess depit is the wrong word. I de-core them. I use a straw and push it from the bottom up through the top
Yes. But 6g/l TA will taste different than 7g/l TA if you sweeten or make it dry..
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I entered 5 wines and won 5 medals -...
I cut and depit my strawberries before i freeze them.
Let the completely thaw then i would put in the ferm bag and into the primary.
JohnT is correct - there are a lot of things to consider when adjusting your PH.
To get a well balanced wine check those points and also...
Ferment to dry means the fermentation has completed typically below 1.000 SG.
1 gallon of water for a 1 gallon batch is extreme as well.
Over the years i have noticed .7 to be a little high on my whites.
I tend to shoot for .6-.65 on my whites or PH around 3.5-3.6.
What is the TA - the PH is a bit high. 3.5-3.7 range for chardonnay should be what you are looking for.
You can try to cold stabilize it first and see if that drops it low enough.
You can also add potassium bicarbonate to it to drop the acid as...
For making fruit and grape wines these 2 pieces of equipment will aid in the production a lot.
But I understand that cost has a lot to do with...
How much sorbate did the instructions say to use per gallon?
I do a 1/2 tsp per gallon and I haven't had any issues with that "bubble gum" smell..
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I use this in fruits that have high malic acid - as it will partially metabolize and soften the wine.
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