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  1. dizzyswimmer

    Apple/ Elderflower

    Will do . I need to rack it in a few days, I'll have a little taste then. :D
  2. dizzyswimmer

    Vintner White Zinfandel

    I think you could as long as your blackberry is finished fermenting. You dont want to add any sorbate to it if it is still working.
  3. dizzyswimmer

    Apple /Elderflower

    I don't planto back sweeten. My wife and I both prefer dry wines. I have back sweetened a few wines in the past and wish I hadn't.
  4. dizzyswimmer

    Apple/ Elderflower

    Smurfe, I did use the oak dust. I have found it works good in the primary as well. I could smell the oak very well when I racked it into the carboy.
  5. dizzyswimmer

    Apple /Elderflower

    SG was 1.090 when I started it. :)
  6. dizzyswimmer

    Apple/ Elderflower

    I have a oaked Apple /Elderflower that is clearing now that seams like it will be real good. I used a full bodied apple recipe from Jack Kellers website and modified it. It will be a while before the final verdict is in. But it looks promising. 6 gallon pure apple juice (no preservatives)...
  7. dizzyswimmer

    Apple /Elderflower

    I have a oaked Apple /Elderflower that is clearing now that seams like it will be real good. I used a full bodied apple recipe from Jack Kellers website and modified it. It will be a while before the final verdict is in. But it looks promising.<?:namespace prefix = o ns =...
  8. dizzyswimmer

    Racked for the first time

    My mix stir is just like Smurfs .
  9. dizzyswimmer

    Wine from fruit fillings.

    Well she dumped it. She will start over with the correct cans.
  10. dizzyswimmer

    Wine from fruit fillings.

    Yes, it was a blueberry pie filling. I don't know why she bought it she said it was $.23 cheeper per can. That is going to be a mighty expensive lesson. The Oregon caned fruits are very similar to the Vinters Harvest. These pie fillings are some nasty goo with a few berries thrown in. I think it...
  11. dizzyswimmer

    Wine from fruit fillings.

    I told someone at work they could make Blueberry wine from Oregon canned fruit. I gave her a pack of yeast & the recipe. She bought Lucky Leaf instead of the Oregon. She said the yeast didn't want to start it so she thru in some bread yeast :confused: . I know this fruit filling is much...
  12. dizzyswimmer

    RJ Spagnols Anyone tried the RJS Cellar Classic

    <DIV id=post-178357 ="postcolor">Well I broke down and ordered 2 more . I have the Super Tuscan and the Syrah on the way . I will order the Merlot and the Zinfandel in about 2 weeks . After that I'm going to have to get some Celler Craft kits shipped in. I really wish I could pick up the Celler...
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    RJ Spagnols Anyone tried the RJS Cellar Classic

    "and do they really have stems too" I'll let you know tomorrow, I'll know more about the grapes then also. They look like grapes through the jar.
  14. dizzyswimmer

    RJ Spagnols Anyone tried the RJS Cellar Classic

    I think they are the crushendo's.
  15. dizzyswimmer

    RJ Spagnols Anyone tried the RJS Cellar Classic

    Thanks Dean, I have enough wine stockpiled now to just seal all of these up in cases and let them age. I may even do some bulk ageing. I'm going to try and wait a year on these if I can . :)
  16. dizzyswimmer

    RJ Spagnols Anyone tried the RJS Cellar Classic

    Thanks for all the replys, I think I may pick up the other 4 and give them a try as well.
  17. dizzyswimmer

    RJ Spagnols Anyone tried the RJS Cellar Classic

    These kits have Grape packs that come with the juice. According to the disciptions it allows for more solids, ( skin and stems ) to impart flavors to the wines. Cellar Craft and WE , are also making some kits with grape packs. Edited by: dizzy
  18. dizzyswimmer

    Welch's wine?

    Think I may try a small batch of the white grape.
  19. dizzyswimmer

    RJ Spagnols Anyone tried the RJS Cellar Classic

    With the grape packs? I just bought a Cab and a Valpolicella ( kits). These cost a little more than I normally spend, but I'm hoping that they will make some better wines. I will start them this weekend. Thanks
  20. dizzyswimmer

    First attempt

    I'm toasting ! A cab /syrah. heres to you , hope you make many gallons thruout your life.
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