Been a while since I have posted. I wanted to give an update on my exploits.
So, before the pineapple fiasco mentioned above, I had tried a few different wines and pretty much ended up with spiked juice. Had a completely, "well duh" moment and realized that I needed to add some sugar prior to fermenting to get the alcohol level where I wanted.
With that being said, I now have about 2 gallons of a concord grape in secondary that certainly smelled and tasted like it had some decent alcohol content in it. Looking forward to playing with that a bit (with some peanut extract later).
I just ordered a few 6 gallon carboys to start on bigger batches as well as some pineapple concentrate to try this pineapple thing again. The one bottle we did try was pretty good, albeit weak.
I also ordered the All In One pump which is a godsend. I ordered it and within minutes Steve was calling me to talk things wine which I really appreciated. It's a wonderful item and now that I am going to move up to bigger batches, it will come in handy for racking those big boys.
Back to work for the second half of the day!