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  1. hounddawg

    1st Batch Taste

    hey I'm shamefully simple, but come to these computers , i holler at my nephew to show me things like typing,,, plugging in,,, an so on, 🤪 Dawg
  2. hounddawg

    1st Batch Taste

    oh on the dot com link above just put your pointer and click on it, it will take you to the site. Dawg
  3. hounddawg

    1st Batch Taste

    check out www.colomafrozen.com for single fruit concentrates,, as for fresh fruits and berries , start gathering put in baggies and pop into the freezer to break down you cell walls (more juice).. on country wines (fruits & berries) on your strongest flavor like elderberry or blackberry...
  4. hounddawg

    1st Batch.... Should I top off Secondary?

    unless you're doing kits which locks you in sortta on your liquids, but from scratch or concentrates , then i always make extra to go into extra airlocked jugs,, in gallon, half gallon and pint jugs, to keep enough of same wine to top off at every racking,, all smaller jugs are 38-400 threaded...
  5. hounddawg

    20 yrs of wine making. Have some questions

    welcome to WMT Dawg
  6. hounddawg

    BlackBerry wine

    Hey @silverbullet07, just for schists & grins, what is your preferred taste profile on your FG, i tend to go mainly with a FG of 1.040 and 1.030 depending on the fruit or berry... Dawg
  7. hounddawg

    BlackBerry wine

    Yup , I'm with @Scooter68 ,, taste at all levels and come bottling time sweeten to taste, then take a SG reading just to give you a ball park target, but on country wines it takes a little sweet to bring flavor, then by taste dial in to taste,,,, personally , I'll bring in just under my taste...
  8. hounddawg

    1st Batch Taste

    as @sour_grapes said your tasting young wine, but to taste at ever level is to learn,,, Dawg
  9. hounddawg

    mega foam

    i use food grade 14 gal barrels and brute trash cans, on the bottom you'll see the letters showing that brute trash cans are food grade, home depot is a decent place th find them the lid comes with or at least they did, and,, I'd get the round Dollie bottom , allowing you to move it around...
  10. hounddawg

    HELP I saw a fruit fly in my cellar!

    how long are you bulk aging? Dawg mine just turned a year old, so i got 1 more year before bottling Dawg
  11. hounddawg

    HELP I saw a fruit fly in my cellar!

    how much did he drink ? Dawg
  12. hounddawg

    soapy taste after filtering

    how's that new filter setup working out for you? Dawg
  13. hounddawg

    Brewing with Chocolate

    I've never thought that chocolate sounded good in a wine, but after reading this thread, a tart cherry with chocolate sounds awesome to me now, I'll have to give that tart cherry chocolate a try, but maybe with a touch of cinnamon, this thread is most motivating,,,, Dawg
  14. hounddawg

    Brewing with Chocolate

    Agreed, we all suit ourselves,, Dawg
  15. hounddawg

    synthetic corks

    what brand of synthetic corks did you use? Dawg
  16. hounddawg

    synthetic corks

    hum now all my select 900's just says for wines over 2 years, but i got some 6 year old put back with both Flor and nomacroc 900 select, laying side by side I open one of each , each year, both still the same as far as i can tell Dawg
  17. hounddawg

    synthetic corks

    I just went back to my list on my Amazon account, it says Reserva wine closure 47 x 23.5 for wines up to 25 years, 1000 lot $295 i'm going to look at where i order my select 900 selects at Dawg
  18. hounddawg

    article regarding pectic enzyme

    at least that's why the heads are always poured out at the site 😁 cough i mean that's what i heard, Dawg
  19. hounddawg

    Post a photo, any photo

    no invites i reckon :( Dang if that don't look really good ! Dawg
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