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    No second fermentation in bottle? (or a very slow one?)

    Hello, I tried making a sparkling wine of grapes last spring, which failled because only some bottles fermented a second time. I think it was because of the high alcohol content in the wine (13°). To get a little practice i tried again this summer with apple cider. We ran the same proces only...
  2. C

    Slow bubbling port kit

    I just started an RJS Black Forest port kit (last year's, but was told it would be ok w/new yeast). I followed directions - gently stirred in bentonite, then sprinkled yeast on top w/o rehydrating. The picture showed a bucket w/ a good deal of headspace, so I put the 3 gallon kit into a 5 gal...