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  1. Intheswamp

    Vacant mobile home wine room...

    I'm a rank newbie and really won't be making a great amount of wine (so I say<grin>). Being located in south Alabama it is hot and humid down here. Winters are usually not that cold with subfreezing temperatures usually only at night and might be consecutive night time freezing for 2-3 day...
  2. Inkbird

    Inkbird Giveaway for Temperature Controller ITC-608T

    Hi folks, [UPDATE], Norcal congratulation, you are the winner of this time ITC-608T giveaway, we will PM you. For friends who didn't winn, the 15% code still available till 20th Dec. ITC-308: 15% coupon code: PCJFBPMN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011296704/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20...
  3. S

    expanding wine?

    tl;dr, I ended up answering my own question, so this is just a story now. Also, I don't currently own a specific gravity meter, and have been guesstimating according to taste, smell and sound. I figure the added accuracy isn't worth the effort when experimenting with one gallon batches. So...
  4. Nova_Scotia_Canada

    First Batch Temperature Question

    Hi, I've just started my first batch of wine ever! It's a Chardonnay wine kit from Costco. I started my primary fermentation on Monday, June 25th. Everything is going well so far, getting bubbles in the airlock, but I have a dilemma.... I have to go away this weekend for four days and an...
  5. BookWalker

    I Want Vinegar!

    Hi everyone, I would like to make apple cider vinegar. I can find all kinds of information on this, buuuut I need some very specific details due to the temps where I live. All of the people offering information online are people into health and homesteading, with warm and cozy environments year...
  6. winedegasser

    Vacuum degassing - How much vacuum should I pull and why

    The reason why degassing is important in home wine brewing is that during the fermentation process of wine making, carbon dioxide is released and dissolved in the fermented juice. Vacuum is a very effective way to extract Co2 from the wine. But how much vacuum should we pull? Too low it won't...
  7. Saxman11290

    Greetings from New York!

    Just thought I'd drop a quick post to say hi and get the ball rolling. Picked up a standard starter kit with everything I need (I think) along with an Eclipse Columbia Valley Riesling over the holidays. Thinking about getting it started over the next few weeks. Any general tips or useful...
  8. W

    WineXpert Primary Fermentation Temp...

    I started the primary fermentation on the Winexpert Select Estate - Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon kit aprox 4 days ago. The original temperature when the yeast was pitched was at 75 degrees. On day 3 the must temp has risen to 82 but the ambient temp is at 72. The instructions state the temp...
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