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  1. B

    Minimum maturation time for fruit wine

    I'm looking for the minimum amount of time I can age a fruit wine that still tastes great. Is there a point in the aging process where they hit deminishing returns, beyond which they don't improve much? Thanks :)
  2. C

    How long is TOO long to leave in primary fermentation?

    This is my first time making wine from fruit. I made from a kit once before and it turned out amazing, but I am now attempting to make from real fruit. I seem to be having quite a bit of trouble with fermentation and worry my wine might be ruined. Here is what has happened: I made my wine...
  3. 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?
  4. G

    HYDRAULIC WINE PRESS TICO 70 ELECTRIC PRESS FRUIT PRESS GRAPE PRESS

    HYDRAULIC WINE PRESS TICO 70 ELECTRIC PRESS FRUIT PRESS GRAPE PRESS THIS IS THE LARGEST MODEL IN THE TICO PORTABLE LINE OF PRESSES MADE BY ENOTECNICA PILLAN MADE IN ITALY. PRESS IS POWERED BY 220 VOLTS SINGLE PHASE AT 14 AMPS AND DEVELOPS 4300 PSI OF HYDRAULIC PRESSURE TO INSURE MAXIMUM...
  5. John Pichnic

    Drawback of over processing fruit

    I've read that one should not over process fruit, but I'm one to ask why. What are the drawbacks to it?
  6. JCBurg

    What’s your favorite grape/fruit to ferment?

    So what is everyone’s favorite wine making fruit (or other)? AND where can a fella find some good grapes to make wine this time of year outside of kits?
  7. D

    Looking for advice on my first ever batch

    Hi all, Got my first ever batch cooking, a one gallon strawberry from a recipe book. It called for 3 1/2 pounds of strawberries (I used four) 2lbs sugar, and the usual additives. Here are my questions: It had a starting SG of 1.65 (8-9% PA), which seems low to me, but I wanted to follow the...
  8. D

    Beginner looking for some tips

    Hello All, Complete beginner here (waiting for my first equipment to arrive) looking for a few tips. I would like to produce some fruit wines that are only a little sweet, but as flavorful as possible. Hoping for some specific steps to take. I'm starting with a one gallon kit until I get...
  9. J

    Cranberry Wine Folly

    I am a wine making newbie and have ventured on to my second batch of wine which happens to be a cranberry wine. I am second guessing making this wine at such an early stage in the learning process as I am having a terrible time getting it to ferment. I am day 5 and have been making adjustments...
  10. Northerngal

    Fruit of BC Wine Brewlog (rhubarb crabapple blueberry grape)

    To start with: 1800g crabapple concentrate (slowly simmered and mashed crabapples in water) 3000g rhubarb (frozen thawed, chopped) 2300g blueberries (frozen thawed) 2L apple juice (W Family) 1.36L "Blueberry Harvest" juice (Sunrype) 5.44L white grape juice (W Family) 60mL lemon juice "Banana...
  11. ThousandJulys

    Apple Wine Question

    I am looking to make a semi-sweet apple wine. I have previously made a five gallon batch of Strawberry Wine, a one gallon of blackberry, and am currently fermenting a gallon of pineapple wine. What type of yeast is best apple fermentations? I will be making five gallons. What kind of...
  12. atticus

    Cashew Apple Wine

    Hi, I am an absolute newcomer to Wine-making. I am from India and own some Cashew nut trees. I have started experimenting with making Wine from Cashew Apple Juice. I am facing a peculiar problem. I checked the Sp. gr. of the juice and added sugar till correct sp. gr. was achieved ( I was...
  13. L

    No More Bubbly

    Hi everyone! I've just started my first ever wine from fresh fruit (strawberry), and I'm worried. My fruit order arrived 4 days ago, so I started on the recipe I'm using (by the way, I ran out of sugar so I used a few ounces of honey instead). After only 2 days of fermenting virtually all...
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