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ok i made it from fresh peaches and it sat in primary for about 10 days racked it to 2nd it looks good not too clear yet but ....i tasted it and :re woah very sour not rotten but sour? will it get better? or do i add suger? thanks in advance for your help.

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Fruit wines take longer for the taste and aroma to get better. My Strawberry wine was that way - it very very tart at first. I backsweetened and it has been 2 months now - and it not as tart and it tastes a lot better.

Did you add k-meta in your primary?

10 Days seems a bit long - was the fermentation slow?
 

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Whats the gravity?
Like what Bud said give it time.
 

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.990 i just know its got to get better cause in cant get no mopre bitter LOL
 

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Fruit wines take longer for the taste and aroma to get better. My Strawberry wine was that way - it very very tart at first. I backsweetened and it has been 2 months now - and it not as tart and it tastes a lot better.

Did you add k-meta in your primary?

10 Days seems a bit long - was the fermentation slow?
it was slow fermating and so far iv never used k-meta-- i take it thats one more thing i need to make easy homemade wine huh?

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cider is the same..very sour at bottling.

6 months later ( for cider) it's perfect for drinking and that is a still/unsweetened cider.

give it time.. IF you want to drink sooner, sweeten it.

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it was slow fermating and so far iv never used k-meta-- i take it thats one more thing i need to make easy homemade wine huh?

Bud :se
Do you never use k-meta - or you just didn't know to?

K-meta aids in winemaking to help preserve - kill off wild yeasts and bacteria that can cause the wine to go bad.
 

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thanks

i just didnt know i needed it. --learn something every day in here.
 

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i just didnt know i needed it. --learn something every day in here.
Also remember to add 1/16 tsp of k-meta per gallon of wine every 3-4 months of bulk storage as well.

You can also add 1/4 tsp to a gallon of water to make a sanitizing solution.
 

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Also remember to add 1/16 tsp of k-meta per gallon of wine every 3-4 months of bulk storage as well
You can also add 1/4 tsp to a gallon of water to make a sanitizing solution.
The instructions i saw was 2 oz per gallon for sanitizing. Is this too much?
How much contact time do I need to sanitize equipment?
 

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That is true if you were to save that solution and sanitize. Kinda a typo here.

Also remember to add 1/16 tsp of k-meta per gallon of wine every 3-4 months of bulk storage as well.

You can also add 1/4 tsp to a gallon of water to make a sanitizing solution.


1st part is right. The second sentence is not. What I do is mix the 2 tbs in a gallon save it by adding a airlock. take 1 qt out and put in a spray bottle for sanitizing small items like spoon, hydrometer.. etc.
 

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When and if you sweeten your peach wine, even just a bit it will really bring out the flavor. You could backsweeten with pure peach juice. This will give it a more intense taste.
 

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That is true if you were to save that solution and sanitize. Kinda a typo here.

Also remember to add 1/16 tsp of k-meta per gallon of wine every 3-4 months of bulk storage as well.

You can also add 1/4 tsp to a gallon of water to make a sanitizing solution.


1st part is right. The second sentence is not. What I do is mix the 2 tbs in a gallon save it by adding a airlock. take 1 qt out and put in a spray bottle for sanitizing small items like spoon, hydrometer.. etc.
Ahh - didn't know you needed an airlock on it to keep it good. I just have an open one inside my corkidor.
 

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The instructions i saw was 2 oz per gallon for sanitizing. Is this too much?
How much contact time do I need to sanitize equipment?
I think Tom touched oh how much to use for sanitizing - but usually i just clean spray with sanitizing solution and let drip dry. If i am using the equipment - i just spray it down shake it dry a bit and use.
 

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Actually, since I have been in here is 2-3 Tablespoons per gallon!! If you put it in a spray bottle, just a quick squirt on your hydrometer etc., waitabout 60 seconds and good to go.

Same ratio for your carboys etc. T rinse or not after? I think we still argue about that.

I dont have running water, so I do things a bit different.

I fill up my 3 gallon BB carboy half way with warm water, add 5 or 6 tablespoons Kmeta. Put a bung on it and shake the hell out of it for about 5 miutes, drain quick rinse and drain.

I think I got the 5 minute contact info in here, but just not sure.

Sanitizing as w know is crucial.

But when added to your wine in the primary is important as well and in fact, IS a form of sanitizing. 1/4 teaspoon, not TBLS, in 5 gallons should be around 50ppm. Thats what you want.

I am sure others will chime in, keep an eye on this thread.
 

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Actually, since I have been in here is 2-3 Tablespoons per gallon!! If you put it in a spray bottle, just a quick squirt on your hydrometer etc., waitabout 60 seconds and good to go.

Same ratio for your carboys etc. T rinse or not after? I think we still argue about that.

I dont have running water, so I do things a bit different.

I fill up my 3 gallon BB carboy half way with warm water, add 5 or 6 tablespoons Kmeta. Put a bung on it and shake the hell out of it for about 5 miutes, drain quick rinse and drain.

I think I got the 5 minute contact info in here, but just not sure.

Sanitizing as w know is crucial.

But when added to your wine in the primary is important as well and in fact, IS a form of sanitizing. 1/4 teaspoon, not TBLS, in 5 gallons should be around 50ppm. Thats what you want.

I am sure others will chime in, keep an eye on this thread.
Keep an eye on this thread? Naw.. I am keeping an eye on U ! LOL!
BTW no neet to add so much water to sanitize. Just need a gallon. The fumes not the water sanitizes. when finished return to a 1 gal jug and airlock it. Reuse again and again as lons as you can SMELL the sulfite.
 

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Thanks for the advise always looking to save water.

I actually considered that washing these out. In fact I took a chance without asking and have indeed used only one gallon, 3 TBLS and sook it like crazy. Soon, I will need water for two!!! LOL.

I quess I did know that. The fumes do it, not the water, but am I correct on the 5 minute part?
 

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2 oz or 3 tbls of k-meta per gallon and really 3 tbls of citric acid also as that increases the sanitizing strength considerably!
 

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I am scaring myself. I really do pay attention.

If you are going to do it, then lets do it right.

I do remeber hearing that the addition of a bit of citric acid acts like a catalyst.
 

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Dang did i start all of this?? LOL well at least we b learning huh? thanks.

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