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  1. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    One good option of having individual jugs coming from the same base, you can experiement with one (1) gallon after tasting prior to bottling, you can adjust the sweetness if you prefer. If you over sweeten abit, you are able to blend the other two gallons when you rack into one container and...
  2. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    Aloha, [We have always at this point racked for the "positve approach," keeping the idea of having more oxygen generated in the racking, and getting the positive in motion to exhaust from your carboy.] :u As you can see on my earlier thread, the "positve approach" refers to the air pressure...
  3. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    We have always at this point racked for the "positve approach," keeping the idea of having more oxygen generated in the racking, and getting the positive in motion to exhaust from your carboy. Hold the hose high in the carboy and gently lowering it as you approach the shoulder towards the...
  4. M

    Pineapple wine

    "Did not know about the high-hose trick to build up some oxygen?" Don't quite follow but sounds interesting.. gotta know now, please describe to us? Thanks
  5. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    I had just mentioned about odd sized bottles and 1/2 gal juice jugs that you can find at the store on another thread... I use to save a lot of "Arizona Tea" glass bottles that took a little room and they are thick walled glass that come in handy where you can insert a 1-gal. bung into...
  6. M

    Pineapple wine

    Save what you can even if you create a smaller carboy like a wine bottle or two. Carve down a cork, drill a hole, stick a vent tubing throught the hole and stick the other end into a jar of water. At least you will have good wine to use to top up vs. water. Nice to keep on the hunt for odd...
  7. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    Nice, they're probably bubbling a nice tune. When you got like eight going fresh, it almost sounds like a bubbler band! Should you ever run into a situation where you found that you do not have enough airlocks to take on the additional emergency carboys, you could always just attach an airhose...
  8. M

    Pineapple wine

    Well I would say that you have in the bucket, excluding what you'll probably dump out, is a blend of 2-gallons and 1 quart of fluid, also the (dry sugar) that you added to the bucket. You will end up with and extra amount of workable wine so you best get another 1 gallon jug preped and a...
  9. M

    has anyone used these inkjet labels?

    "Thumbs Up" for you! We ended up doing the same way...sometimes white glue worked better, however saved a lot of time getting the old off.
  10. M

    Pineapple wine

    So you have good positive action going with the yeast? When you rack to the glass secondary, hold the hose high in the neck letting the juice thunder down to create a lot of air and bubbling to build up oxygen for the remaing yeast to do their job in a "healthy way." About 2/3rds of the carboy...
  11. M

    has anyone used these inkjet labels?

    Just a thought on you're wanting the square edge....can you order your labels to have a border or larger border, and cut them back to a square edge thus eliminating "rounded corners?"
  12. M

    Pineapple wine

    Have you kept the temp consistent, do you have enough oxygen in your musk, your SG target? How are you setting up a primary....bucket with lid...open covered cloth? Pineapple remember doesn't have a friendly base such as white grape...you're looking a a wide spectrum of ripeness, acidity, fruit...
  13. M

    has anyone used these inkjet labels?

    Wow, great offer, there you go ShockwaveCT, free for the testing!:D
  14. M

    Pineapple wine

    One packet can do a real good job on 5- gal. but many of us use one packet even for 6 gal. Now if you were doing say 5-different 1 gallon jugs of wine, you'll be able to split that packet and do all five, or six separately. It's a bit of stretching but it can be done, especially if you only have...
  15. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    If you're dedicating as few bananas for wine, we suggest that you set them aside and let them get extra ripe (not spoiling) like super sweet, black spots on the outer skin, etc. Don't use overly ripe bananas that one would discard and not eat. Peel them, freezer bag, place in freezer...
  16. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    Like I had mentioned earlier on another subject, it is a good idea to experiment an always do a "one gallon" test first keeping accurate notes on what you do, what you added, test results, racking methods, etc. on a small scale. And you don't have to empty the entire package of yeast to do a...
  17. M

    Pineapple wine

    No big deal, you just got more hungry clients to eat . One bag is sufficient though. It won't hurt accept your wallet.
  18. M

    has anyone used these inkjet labels?

    Saving more $ you could change the label color to "gray tones" and by using white stock printing paper without the sticky backs, spray Krylon crystal clear on the printed faces. Spray the whole sheet then cut them out and use white glue on the perimeter of the paper to the bottle. It holds up...
  19. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    You're right on the strawberry guava, it can be a problem thanks to the birds and their great distribution of seeds. But keeping the new up shoots back one good tree is all you need to keep stock in the freezer. Wow! 16F ....that's why I'm here and not there.:h
  20. M

    Newbi from Big Island

    Strawberry guava is a great fruit. We had a fairly large tree that gave nearly 30 lbs. of fruit per season. There is a commercial/cartoned pure juice here that is on the shelves in stores in the juice section called..POG. (passion,orange,guava) what a great tasting juice...very popular mostly...
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