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  1. R

    What parameters do you prefer for your dandelion wine?

    How do you like your dandelion wine with regards to ABV and sweetness (bottled SG)? Also, when making the must, my experience is that petals give off different flavors when treated with hot water compared to cold/room temperature water. In the poll, select one option from each of the three...
  2. FrameofLightDesigner

    Whoopsie Daisy

    Yeah, so, one of the first wines I made was a cucumber-citrus-ginger wine backsweetened with agave. My calculations were slightly off, and I ended up with 26% ABV. My question is, is there anything I can do at this point to cut this in half?
  3. T

    Step Feeding Sugar

    Are there any detailed instructions on how to step feed sugar without using a hydrometer? Can anyone provide a link to a recipe or “protocol” for a beginner? Instructions that I can follow without measuring specific gravity? I’m interested in making fruit wines. But I have not bought...
  4. S

    Muntons OG

    Does anyone know the Original Gravity for the Muntons Rose 4.5L wine kit. I have my FG 1.010 which won't change so I've added the finings etc. Now forgetting to take the OG I want to get the ABV. Surely the OG would be standard for a kit. 450g Brewing Sugar 1 Gallon Water Thanks
  5. Forager

    bulk aging with low abv

    Hi guys, Question for any cider enthusiasts, couple of things actually. So I decided I wanted to go for a lower abv batch of cider this year, something more easy-drinking. Anyway just racked my three gallon batch to a carboy to age till spring and I'm a bit concerned that the abv might...
  6. H

    Ideal ABV

    Hey everyone, I am still learning a lot about wine making and have a question. Is there an ideal ABV to shoot for? I am noticing that most wines I purchase are in the single digits but the last batch that I just put in the secondary is about 13.5% at this point. Will that much alcohol keep...
  7. Becks the Elder

    Hydrometers, Refractometers,Brix, SG & abv. Conversions.

    Hydrometers, Refractometers, Brix, SG & abv. Conversions. Hi everyone, I have been using my hydrometer and taking readings and then subtracting the finishing SG from the starting SG and dividing by 7.36 to get the abv. I have recently been toying with the idea of buying a refractometer so...
  8. Tall Grass

    First big lesson I've learned..

    Before I jumped into making wine I read plenty of tips, recipes and anecdotes about making this alcoholic beverage. But it always bugged me that people would commonly say that too much alcohol would ruin a wine. So I've made a few 1 gallon batches with lalvin 1118 at 16% and 17% and now...