Glad to see you're back at it!
I'll try to keep up with the goings'ons, but still drowning in University studies over here
Hope all is...
Thinking outside the box, as it's said around here, can get you in trouble.
Kit manufacturers can send two yeasts with their kits because they've...
You cant see what stage the caramelization is at when you pressure cook it.
There are different nuances at different stages in the process,
A couple more years to go, actually lol
Had to pack up all the winemaking stuff to make room for a study area, so winemaking is...
I would imagine so, yeah, as long as it's clear when you bottle.
I tend to bulk age at least 18 months but everyone does it a...
Banana Bochet Port
It's a complex process, but it's worth it.
If you like Port, if you like Honey.... Give it a try.
Not much banana in the end,...
I just thought I would chime in here, and give the 'final update'..
So I finally bottled this, after 4 to 4.5 years of bulk aging.
This is easily...
If it was a kit, and you've followed the directions, generally speaking
As far as adding the appropriate amount of water, mostly
Then, I'd reason...
I've come across research pertaining to some strains,
But I haven't found a source for them, so I've never tried to retain the information..
If you're not messing with the Feds, a hydrometer should work just fine.
This isn't rocket science, and it's not gonna blow up if you're off by a...
If I remember right, it's roughly the Brix measurement
5 Brix = 5% residual sugar = ~50 grams sugar/liter
It's not exact, because ABV plays a...
You'll still want to shoot for something like this.
It might come in as high as 1.100, which is still okay.
Every batch of honey is different....
Except it's not honey:
"This honey blend includes a mixture of corn syrups and honey that adds extra sweetness and flavor to your recipes, and...
3lbs honey / gallon, should ballpark you about 1.085-1.090 SG
3lbs honey = ~1 quart
Depends on what you're shooting for,
- Fermentation temperature; both the temperature of the must itself, and the temperature/humidity of the environment
- Impact of yeast...
For the body,
If it needs sweetened, you can use honey - that will help a little.
But it should only take approx. 2/3 the amount of sugar-weight,...
You're in for a real treat here, I think.
I didn't weigh the bananas that went into the 1-gallon,
It was just roughly half of the...
You may have done things a little differently than I.
No biggie, it should still be amazing..
But lets see..
Is the brandy set aside, or did you...
The House of Mondavi.
If you know who this man is, and haven't read that book - you need to!
RIP Mr. Mondavi
I hope you found your brother.
It can depend on the type of tannin, but that's a good way to go about it, yes;
Wait 6 weeks
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