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  1. J

    Fast ferment question's

    I just recently got a 3 gal fast ferment connical fermenter fory birthday. I'm thinking about returning it and getting 3 gallon carboys. I mostly do wines from fresh frozen fruit and I think they produce too much sediment for the connical fermenter to work correctly. What's everyone else's...
  2. Tomich Icons

    Tomich Icons

    W.C. Fields once said “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” How do you like to eat?
  3. Leo Beck

    Leo Beck

    Hello. I'm experienced certified sommelier, also recognized as one of the top sommeliers in the region. Wine is my life!
  4. R

    Is that normal??

    Ok so i decided to make my really first wine so it's juice of orange (red one) and added some sugar and yeast like i read at the net forst day a yellow/white thong appeard in the top of the recipient (u can see the residu is still) after one week it fall to the bottom and today it looked like...
  5. M

    Iridescent Spots on Year in Bottle Blackberry Wine

    Hi everyone I'm new here and couldn't find an answer through other peoples questions so I thought I'd ask. I have a bottle of Blackberry wine I made in February of 2020. I made it from full Blackberry's pureed and strained through cheese cloth, and some lemon juice. Primary and secondary went...
  6. Davielovesgravy

    Other Recommendations for wine kit to suit my price range and taste please??

    Hi all, I am looking for some recommendations for cheaper 30 bottle wine kits that may suit my taste please. I want cheaper as I am out of work at the mo so times are a bit tight. The only wine kits I’ve made so far are the MYO white and red kits from The Range, they were both ok, drinkable...
  7. peter.povy

    Green fungi during red wine fermentation

    Hello, I'm tring to make my first red wine. Now it's the second week of fermentation and when I made a small control of the wine I noticed a few, small (2-4mm), green color particles. Is this a mold contamination? Smell of the wine is fine. What should I do now? Thank you Peter
  8. T

    IPA Oats Technique applied to Wine

    Hey, I'm new to the forum, but I've lurked here for a bit, since I first got interested in winemaking. I've made a few good batches of wine, all made from juice as a base, but with various additional ingredients, and I've also made mead, and thought it would be cool to try something new. What...
  9. B

    Need help with stalled fermentation (tricky)

    I’m taking over winemaking this year for my father for the first time (medical issues-memory), and having an issue with what seems like a stalled fermentation. We’re making Alicante from grapes, crushed and initially 19 Brix, added sugar and brought up to 22 Brix, then fermentation started...
  10. M

    Mustang Grape Wine

    Hello! First-timer here! I'm fermenting about 1.8 gallons (juice and skins) of Mustang Wine in an 8 gallon fermenting bucket. Ingredients: Mustang Grapes, 8 lbs Granulated Sugar, 2 lbs Boilding Water, 5 pints Campden Tablet, 1 crushed Pectic Enzyme, 1tsp Yeast 7/28/20 around midnight Starting...
  11. T

    Racking Wine?

    Can you store your wine in mason jars or does that not give a good enough seal?
  12. Davielovesgravy

    Help with Carbonating Elderflower Champagne please

    Im in need of A bit of help for my Elderflower Sparkly wine/champagne please. I am about a week into fermenting 23L and I just took a sample, the SG is now at 1010, it tastes lovely and it is still bubbling every 30secs or so. My question is about the carbonation, I want it nice and fizzy so...
  13. T

    How do I taste my wine while it’s fermenting?

    If I remove the lid and pour it into a glass will oxygen ruin the rest of the wine? Or does that only happen if it’s exposed for a long time to oxygen? Thank you!!!
  14. T

    How do I taste my wine while it’s fermenting?

    If I remove the lid and pour some into a glass does that allow to much oxygen in to the fermenting wine? Or is oxygen only a problem if it’s exposed for a long period of time?
  15. B

    Favorite Wine tracking app

    hi all, Just wanted to share a little side thing I worked on, a webapp where you can take a photo of a particular wine you like and save it with a description. It's just a neat way to remember wines you really enjoyed over the months and years. At this point its really bare-bones, but I would...
  16. A

    Calculate The Amount Of Yeast And PH

    Hi First i need say thank you that shares your experience to me. Second I have 2 question 1- My first question is Calculate the amount of yeast for making wine. So I went to this website https://vinoenology.com/calculators/fermentation/ and so they write “yeast rate addition” in index of...
  17. A

    Sparkling without disgorging?

    So I'd planned on making a sparkling pineapple wine in the champagne style, but recently realized that our tiny freezer (it's the kind where the freezer is just a drawer under the regular fridge) won't fit bottles upside down. So I can't really do the whole riddling and disgorging method usually...
  18. 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 :)
  19. B

    Best British plum for wine?

    Hi there Anyone have an oppinion on which type of plum or combination of different types makes the nicest wine? Thanks :) Barney
  20. 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...
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