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  1. Luc

    The Wijnmaker app

    Hi guys, I think maybe some of you will still remember me. For a long time ago I was a very frequent poster over here. And many will remember and still use the information on my weblog: http://wijnmaker.blogspot.nl/ Well I have been absence for a long time and been busy with a new hobby and...
  2. Luc

    A present for my long absence

    Hi guys, I think maybe some of you will still remember me. For a long time ago I was a very frequent poster over here. And many will remember and still use the information on my weblog: http://wijnmaker.blogspot.nl/ Well I have been absence for a long time and been busy with a new hobby and...
  3. Luc

    An accurate way to add sulphite

    Many of us have the same problem: We know that we have to add sulphite to protect our must. The difficulty is in determining the exact quantity. Well there is an accurate solution at hand. By dissolving a certain amount of sulphite in a certain amount of water you will have a...
  4. Luc

    Freezing to stop fermentation does not work

    I think this might interest you all. I have written two new articles on my weblog which were written after I made tests. The first one describes that chillibg a wine, actually I froze it, does NOT kill any yeast cells that might be in the wine. So freezing a wine (or chilling) to stop...
  5. Luc

    Elderflowers are out there!!!!!

    Last Sunday I went out early on my bike. At half past nine I already had harvested some elderflowers. At 12 oçlock I was back home with 2 large bags of elderblossom. I let them sit in the bag. This is the easiest way to harvest elderflowers. You can read the complete story here...
  6. Luc

    Mashed potatoes give you a headache !!!!

    Now this is an absurd opening isn't it. Well it is not as stupid as you might think. It is as stupid as saying that sulphites will give you a headache. Or saying that you are allergid for sulphites. Why ??? Well there is sulphies in mashed potatoes and I have never heard anyone complaining...
  7. Luc

    Index to my weblog

    To all, I know that many of you visit my weblog and sometimes find valuable information there. However a weblog is no webpage and searching information is most of the time really difficult. Therefore I made an index to all my web/log pages complete with a description on what each...
  8. Luc

    Wine from Jam

    For a long time I wanted to make wine from raspberries. But raspberries are not available for the picking here and on the market they cost their weight in gold. So thats no option. Then I stumbled upon an offer for raspberry jam. Guess what. Jam is just fruit and extra sugar. And what...
  9. Luc

    Anti-foam airlock

    It happens to everyone: a wine that foams excessively during fermentation. So I found in Berry's book a simple drawing of an airlock. I applied it in real life and made a web-log entry about it with detailed instructions and pictures...
  10. Luc

    Do you trust your hydrometer ????

    Well if you do be carefull !!!! Normally I have blind faith in my measuring instruments. However when playing and testing my refractometer I did double checks on sugar measuring. I dissolved a certain amount of sugar in water and measured with my hydrometer and refractometer. Well the...
  11. Luc

    Bakers yeast

    Most 'serious' winemakers will flame me for this, but so be it !!!! A long time discussion is going on wether to use bakers yeast in winemaking or not. Personally I have used bakers yeast several times during winemaking. Examples are my famous apple-peach wine, my christmas wine...
  12. Luc

    The easiest acid measuring method !!!

    It took some time, but your patience is rewarded !!!! Finally I ended my series of 5 stories about measuring acidity. All 5 parts are now on my web-log. Just in time now the winemaking season has started. I really urge you to read all parts and in particular part 5 as this describes the...
  13. Luc

    Hedgerow Fruit map

    Many of you have looked at the map on this forum where you can find wineries etc. A Dutch guy and my good friend Bob Morton (known as lockwood to many of you) both have made a similar map on his web-page. This map is not for locating wineries, but for locating hedgerow fruit. A map...
  14. Luc

    Great score !!!

    I have been very busy lately and not been attending the forum as often as I would like too. After my Holliday in France we had to make a trip to England because my mother in law who has a second house over there had sold that house. We had to clean it up and empty it. Now within a few...
  15. Luc

    Refractometer: an in-depth review

    Lately I have had some questions regarding the use of a refractometer. I can imagine that you have heard a lot about refractometers, but never have seen one in action before. Neither did I until I decided to buy one 2 years ago. I never regretted it. However before you take the plunge I wrote...
  16. Luc

    A simple bucket press

    Many years ago I published an article on my web-log that praised the versatility simple buckets could be used for. At that time I promised to publish a simple DIY project for making a press with buckets. Well here it is: http://wijnmaker.blogspot.com/2010/03/emmerpers-bucketpress.html...
  17. Luc

    Nylon stocking aid !!!

    I use nylon stockings all the time as a fermentation bag for my fruit and flowers or as a straining aid. However it was always a problem filling them. I kept the stocking open with one hand and filled it with a spoon in the other hand. Not easy to do. Then I had a great Idea. I took...
  18. Luc

    Freeze your wine !!!!

    Occasionally you will have a batch of wine that is good but not excellent. Happens to me too !!! Now I stumbled upon an experiment that Jack Keller did a few years ago and he had it from Julian Schultz a famous wine-writer. I repeated the experiment and the result was amazing !!! it is...
  19. Luc

    Plum time again !!!

    Last sunday I got a call from my friend Jan, a fruit-farmer in 'de Betuwe' the fruit growing part of the Netherlands. He informed me that the plums were ready for harvesting. So today (tuesday) I rised at 6.30 and at 9 we were at Jan's orchard. Els and I worked from 9 till 4 o'clock...
  20. Luc

    Toss a batch of wine ???

    I just came back from a holiday in France, and my wines needed attending. Several wines needed my attention. Elderflower (60 liter), dandelion-strawberry (30 liter), apple-strawberry (5 liter), Pineapple (10 liter). But there was another batch........ About half a year ago I made a batch...
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