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  1. Bossbaby

    effective cleaning of mesh for next time?

    the small particles will come right off when its dried, I use oxyclean to wash my buckets and fermenting bags and it brightens them right up, just rinse out well..
  2. Bossbaby

    Red Thompson Still on the Vine...

    Hope it works out for you in the end, let us know how it turns out, I've wondered how late season grapes turn out..
  3. Bossbaby

    Anyone can feel like an expert, helping me....(aka HELP!)

    If the juice has preservatives you may not want to use it, typically frozen or raw concentrates are best for yeast consumption, there are plenty of recipes online for apple wine. A hydrometer is cheap and will be your best friend to determine what is going on with your must. prisoners make wine...
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    maybe put it into a really fine mesh pouch, or cheese cloth tied off.
  5. Bossbaby

    one week and SG at .0994

    what type of wine is it?
  6. Bossbaby

    one week and SG at .0994

    Yes, get it into a carboy with an airlock sooner than later..
  7. Bossbaby

    one week and SG at .0994

    what was your starting s.g. ? the fermentation should be done. Was it bubling and foaming a bit until now.??
  8. Bossbaby

    New winemaker!

    is it a kit or fresh grape ?
  9. Bossbaby

    corking question

    Thanks for the response VinesnBines..
  10. Bossbaby

    corking question

    I just purchased a portugese floor corker and I'm wondering if the bag of #8 corks I have on hand for my hand corker will be ok to use up, or should I only be using #9 . any info would be appreciated..
  11. Bossbaby

    Help Needed

    over time it may mellow out, or blend it with another wine, water would dilute it.
  12. Bossbaby

    Racking question?

    Thank you for this info scooter68 ! I also have a gallon of peach that's 2 months old made from 6 lbs of Idaho peachs, its clearing nicely but a small sample shows very flat with a hint of peach can I expect a better flavor after aging or will I need to sweeten to bring it out ?
  13. Bossbaby

    Racking question?

    Thank you for the response. My recipes call for 1 crushed campden tab per gal 24 hrs before pitching. would it be beneficial to add more at each racking. Can you ever overdose the wine with campden/k meta?
  14. Bossbaby

    Racking question?

    If I add my campden tablets in primary per my recipe,would it be necessary to add any more down the road before bottling or aging? Dealing with fruit wines at the moment. Elderberry. BlackBerry. peach. pumpkin/cranberry. any feedback would be great. thanks..
  15. Bossbaby

    Elderberry (and other berry!) advice

    you have to stabilize the wine when you back sweeten or yes it can .
  16. Bossbaby

    H2S sulfur smell

    I have this issue with 5 gal of elderberry, it smelled great for 3 weeks in secondary . I went to rack it and was hit with the egg smell. I racked it twice in a week and degassed it ,1 week later it smells much better, with time I feel it will go away, my thinking is it sat on the fine lees long...
  17. Bossbaby

    Fermentation stuck?

    sounds like its done.
  18. Bossbaby

    Thank you everyone. My first wine.

    that's awsome! I'm also patiently waiting on my first ever batches of elderberry In 5gal, BlackBerry in 2 gal and peach in 1 gal, it's been interesting to learn the ins and outs of wine and this site has been a lot of help. Good luck with your next batches!
  19. Bossbaby

    Ewwww, it Stinks!

    sounds good thank you for your response..