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waynep

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Hello, I am in NW Arkansas. I have made one batch of a kit Riesling. It was ok. Here it is 8 years later and I am going to start another batch! :) Hopefully this one will be better tasting!
 

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Welcome !! your gonna like it here, hope there are many more kits/batches to come!
 

waynep

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is your second batch gonna be a riesling, too?
No, I was not super happy with it. I am really thinking about a fruit wine. Peach maybe.

I also have a couple one gallon jugs. Maybe I should try something in those. Would need a small primary fermenter I think than the 6 gallon one I already have.
 
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yaah wayne!
there are tons of fruit pickers; fruit winemakers; fruit wine recipes on this forum. u can't go wrong!
what's ripe in ur area right now?
 

waynep

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yaah wayne!
there are tons of fruit pickers; fruit winemakers; fruit wine recipes on this forum. u can't go wrong!
what's ripe in ur area right now?
I just bought 20+ lbs of nice peaches to make jam with. I am thinking about going back there and getting another batch to make some peach wine. Can't get started though for another week. I found all my equipment today finally.
 

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how big a batch u gonna make? most recipes seem lacking in pounds per gallon, but the recipes here are cranked up!! my peach (backsweetened/flavorpac) has turned out awesome, even after the fermentation stunk the house up:sh
but other people's peach (per threads on here) did not seem to have the same problem. with help from this forum, i may have narrowed it down to how i cleaned them at the very beginning. a couple of other websites recommended cleaning the peaches with a mild bleach/water solution. i will probably just wash with plain water next time.
 

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My equipment is for 5 gallon batches. I have thought about picking up a 3 gallon carboy for a smaller batch. We have not drank alot of my wine since we were not really happy with it. I have since decided that I don't like Rieslings very well, even commercial ones. I do like Pinot Grigio's though. My wife's dad makes wine and his plum wine is really good. I think the wild plums are still out on my in-laws place. I may go see if I can round up enough of those for a batch.

I'll decide in a week when I get through this week. I think I would like to try a couple 1 gallon batches of something. We have a home brew shop close so I'll go see if I can get a 3 gal carboy also.
 

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Peach wines can be great. You need to watch your specific gravity and use a good fruit wine yeast.
 

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