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  1. TikiWine

    Mold in varboy

    I found a couple mold spots at the bottom of my carboy when I went to clean it. Is it ruined or can I rense with bleach?
  2. TikiWine

    Cleaning enolmatic

    So no cleaning solution needed?
  3. TikiWine

    Cleaning enolmatic

    My wife just purchased a enolmatic bottle filler for me for my birthday. I have not looked into these much. I was hesitant to buy for myself as I see an issue with cleaning and sanitizing. What is the best way to do that with these? Is it as simple as a siphon? Just run cleaner, water and...
  4. TikiWine

    Still good?

    Ok thanks. Well see how it comes out
  5. TikiWine

    Still good?

    Yes it was a kit. Right. I think they only labeled it only with sulphate.
  6. TikiWine

    Still good?

    It was sulphate and ksorbate. Should I add a bit of kmeta? I am dealing with a new basement environment. This has never happened before. I'm guessing the cooler temps squeezed the carboy.
  7. TikiWine

    Still good?

    Last night I siphoned my batch from the primary to the carboy. I degassed and added the the fermentation ending and clearing agents. This morning I went to check on it and the solid stopper ( per the instructions) was completely off. It has been sitting without one from anywhere between 1...
  8. TikiWine

    Degass or no degass?

    Ok 1/4 tsp every 3 months.. of what? Kmeta?
  9. TikiWine

    Degass or no degass?

    How do you measure the so2?
  10. TikiWine

    Degass or no degass?

    I am interested in letting my kit degass naturally. Has anyone tried this? How long does it take?
  11. TikiWine

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Do you you clear it with the pectic?
  12. TikiWine

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Joe...when using the dried currants or fruit do you use pectic acid for extraction or clearing, or is it only needed for fresh fruit?
  13. TikiWine

    Oaking Malbec

    I am just about to start bulk aging my Malbec kit. What is the best type of oak to use for malbecs?
  14. TikiWine

    Oaking while still degassing?

    My cabsauv kit has completed it's course however it seems to be still gassy/fizzy. Can I still oak while letting the airlock degass, or do I need to wait for it to be finished degassing I did degass after the primary for 5 mins. It seems there was too much water in the lock and did not let the...
  15. TikiWine

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Yes I saw the grapefruit zest. I am going to try that part. Half a grapefruit of zest I think?do I put that in during the whole primary or just part. I did not get to the partnerships. Thanks
  16. TikiWine

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Hey Joe. Been reading through your thread here. Alot of great help and food for thought. Alot of members have directed me to your thread here so hopefully you'll be able to give advice. I am about 10 batches in and the only tweeks I have tried are in the aging and oaking with some nice...
  17. TikiWine

    Oak infusion

    The owner of the local wine shop told me I could do that to Clean the spirals and reuse them. Not sure how I feel about it. I think I might just buy new ones. But for this I am trying to get that boubon cask flavor out.
  18. TikiWine

    Adding fruit to a kit.

    Has anyone tried adding fresh fruit to a white wine kit? Such as strawberry or peaches to a Moscato kit? If so where did you add it and for how long?
  19. TikiWine

    Fizzy Moscato?

    I recently had a nice Moscato that wasn't too sweet or too crisp. It had a nice flavor and a slight fizz about it. I am trying to figure out how to do this with a wine kit. Any thoughts?
  20. TikiWine

    Oak infusion

    Ok. Yes I thought about that, but do I let them soak ( for how long), do I let them dry after soaking, or from one to the other? Side question - I am soaking oak spirals in unflavored alcohol, do I need to let dry before using again?
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