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  1. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    Lol, nah, I'm a Kentucky transplant. New York Italian from the 'burbs down here on the retirement plan lol. Wine is in the family tradition for me. I used to get a little glass on holidays as a kid and as an adult we drink it every night with dinner, whether it's spaghetti with meatballs or...
  2. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    It's ok. I forgot to mention the filter sock in the original post so I can see why you said that. personally I've only had a problem with wine re-fermenting in the bottle when I bottled a gallon jug of Carlo Rossi into improperly sanitized bottles. The corks blew and I had a mess to clean up.
  3. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    my method is a modified version of this guys method. when I started I watched countless youtube videos and read many webpages and this was that simplest method I found . I refined it with countless pieces of information from websites, fellow winemakers, and lots of experimentation. I...
  4. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    I personally hate dry wine. my way works well for me. I start with a S.G. of 1.1 and end with 1.03 after 7 days that requires little to no back-sweetening to be drinkable. Your way I would be adding cups of syrup and may taste good after. seems pretty reliable to me. I never had a problem...
  5. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    I've made over 50 batches with this method and have had no problem and it works every time. I simply gave this information for any help it may be. anyone is free to take it of leave it. Everyone seems to have their own method, and just because I have my own that works reliably for me doesn't...
  6. K

    How to Calculate Wine ABV %

    The formula I use (and I don't remember where I found it) is (S.G. - F.G). x 131.25 example (1.1 - 1.03) = .07 x 131.25 = 9.1875% ABV
  7. K

    Help with pineapple wine, please!

    Hey, here's a brew log from my attempt with Pineapple wine. I made the mistake of letting the ABV get to high and had to back sweeten it to compensate for the overpowering alcohol flavor. What this log doesn't say is how I "brew" I pitch the yeast in straight from the pack and let the vessel...
  8. K

    Cantaloupe wine, good taste - bad smell. common?

    I believe so, I degassed it and after clearing I let it mellow for a month before bottling and it created no pressure during that month. there was no noise like when you open a soda bottle or anything when I opened it up to back sweeten and bottle. It's completely still with no bubbles left that...
  9. K

    Cantaloupe wine, good taste - bad smell. common?

    So a friend gave me a bunch of cantaloupes so of course I made wine. after fermenting and clearing and everything when it came time to bottle I gave it a taste test. The flavor was very mild, fortunately a little back sweetening help bring out the melon flavor but the smell is horrible. It...
  10. K

    any way to counteract sodium benzoate before fermentation?

    I'd love to see your recipes for those 3. maybe try bentonite if the sparkloid doesn't work?
  11. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    I should mention this program was written with Visual Basic .Net and only runs on PC
  12. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    Unless I can find a mathematical formula for yeast fermentation, I'm calling the program done for now. Also, I'd be willing to have 1 or 2 beta testers. I would give these beta testers the program for free under 3 conditions. 1 - don't share it with anyone 2 - provide feedback 3 - write a short...
  13. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    That handbook is useful to be sure, but I don't see any exact information I can use for a formula. Ferment speeds are only slow, mod, or fast. Nothing like at 50 degrees yeast x ferments at a rate of .01 S.G./day or anything like that. Without some kind of mathematical formula I don't know...
  14. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    You guys are right, the holidays were just a convenience feature for those like me who forget to check the method currently in use every single day. But it has taken way too much of a life of its own. And I already have a way for user to input up to 12 of their own important days. I will likely...
  15. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    easier said then done. I'm not even sure it's possible. An expert I am not. And ever ask a career programmer a programming question? it's like "WHAT?!?!?!?!? someone dared ask for help instead of spending countless hours and years pouring over books to know the answer themselves? WE MUST...
  16. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    getting the holidays isn't the problem. floating holidays aren't hard to program, just tedious. I have to look up the holiday for each year, then program it in. rinse and repeat for each year. at this point it is more a matter of getting feedback on what holidays people would want to see and...
  17. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    Thanks. Let me know if you are interested in it when it is finished.
  18. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    I don't mind, in fact I appreciate the feedback.
  19. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    Having just discovered that mother's day and father's day are different in other countries makes me want to find out the international appeal of this program more, as this would require even more programming. floating holidays aren't hard to program, just tedious. I have to look up the holiday...
  20. K

    A Program for Home Brew Wine Makers

    hell, I even put in chinese new year for a few years. So basically I added a bunch of "excuse to party and drink" holidays
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