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  1. BIGJEFF

    how long can i wait

    do you have a long plastic spoon? I successfuly used that to degas my first few wine kits, it's a bit of a work out but it works....
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    capping

    Yes you can, I've done it many times with beer and never had a problem , they'll even unscrew! Just make sure you use new caps.
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    Is this basically like Mike's Hard Lemonade?

    FYI....My tea can only be described with one word....KICKA$$!!!
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    Corked taste???

    How long has it been sitting? Reds take AT LEAST a year to reach their peak...
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    What R you doing today?

    taking the kids to the local remembrance day ceremonies, it's nice that I'm not on parade this year so I can take my kids and get them to know what that'a all about...
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    remembering fallen brothers...

    I dedicate this rememberance day to the ones who didn't come back, but also to the ones who came back hurt or broken...thank you for your sacrifice, may war one day be a thing of the past.... "On remembrance day members of the armed forces (soldiers) are commemorated. The other common name...
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    My blueberry pee

    I used the slurry from my blueberry wine, but imo you could use the syrup with any slurry, i'm going to try it again with a pinot griggio slurry next ;)
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    Bottling without a corker

    you could go with something like this: http://www.finevinewines.com/p-907-5210.aspx I never tried it so I don't know how long you can keep your wine in the bags....
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    WineXpert Is anyone in the Halifax area going to the Wine Expert tasting

    I'm buying my ticks for the Cole-Harbour one this week end ;)
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    Bottling without a corker

    one of my friend recycles pop bottles, you can buy new caps for .05-.10$ ea...I tried it but it's not for me...but it's cheap!
  11. BIGJEFF

    My blueberry pee

    I'm tasting it tonight.....it's a keeper, very interesting mix of flavors, it will be a good recipe to redo for the summer very refreshing!! :h
  12. BIGJEFF

    Bottling without a corker

    Here's the 1st thing that comes to mind....
  13. BIGJEFF

    Looking for a recipe for a 3 gallon batch

    you can also convert a 5 or 6 gallon recipe let,s say you want to convert a 5 gal batch ingredient / 5= A A X 3= a 3gallon recipe. Always look at the instructions on the package for chemicals thaugh...
  14. BIGJEFF

    My pee

    Take your SG first, if your present wine is bellow 1.000 I wouldn't try it with slurry...if you look it up, there are other ways.
  15. BIGJEFF

    Is this basically like Mike's Hard Lemonade?

    I used the whip in the primary for mine.....about 3 X 3 mins...worked real good. Good luck! here's a pick from this after noon when I was bottleing it:
  16. BIGJEFF

    Labels

    I use the hotwater-scrapper method + I also use MrClean's'magic erasers to remove any glue that might be left.
  17. BIGJEFF

    Why Champagne Yeast

    It's'recommended in most homemade wine recipes
  18. BIGJEFF

    Calibrating my hydrometer

    What step you at?
  19. BIGJEFF

    Calcium in orange juice

    he'll have to be patient....those sediment would probably give the wine a nassty taste.... I'm not sure what Pectolase is....I had succes with Super-Kleer, pectine enzyme and patience.... Good luck to your friend!
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    Time

    I think we have the same alarm clock....:) Thanks for the treadm I was gonna forget and would have been a little early taking the kids to skating tomorrow! :)
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