when good wines gone bad

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  1. joeswine

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    BALANCE OFFLOW TO FOLLOW.................ADDING GRAPEFRUIT ZEST ADDS BITE OR BRIGHTNESS TO THE FINISH...
     

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    WE WILL START TO BOTTLE TOMORROW....ALL THREE
     
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    this white is a great combination of smooth and grisp...follow the flow on this one.......
     

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    Semillon SAUVIGNON CONTINUED
     

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    STILL NOT DONE YET BUT ALMOST...............
     

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    BLACK CURRENT DESERT WINE THIS WILL BE MY SECOND BATCH OF THIS ONE IT'S SPOT ON AND WITH A FEW MINER TWEAKS IS DELOUSE
     

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    THIS IS A LONG ONE DON'T GET BORED.....
     

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    FOLLOW THE FLOW THERE'S A LOT TO THIS ONE ,BUT IT'S WORTH THE READ...
     

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    OKAY JUST A LITTLE MORE THE PROCESS IS NOT AS IT USE TO BE ...ROUGHTLY 39 STEPS TO THIS PROCESS IF YOU TAKE YOUR TIME THE OUT COME WILL BE WORTH THE EFFORT..
     

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    Elizajean Gaining experience one carboy at a time.... Supporting Member

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    Just starting this thread, but also read this last page....more exciting than the first page, but will now go back. Quick question.....rack splashing, is it to help with degassing? I'm always careful not to splash, but have a lot of work degassing. I was wondering if there is a correlation. Thanks!
     
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    Elizajean,YES it helps a lot to degasing, if you noticed I was using an all in one vacumepump..i have also done most of the wines you've listed except the blueberry mist.There is a lot to view on this thread if you don't find what your looking for just ask.:dbjp
     

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    Elizajean Gaining experience one carboy at a time.... Supporting Member

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    Read the whole thread, as well as Tweakng Cheap Kits. Whew! Now to plan my next batches. Will be back, thanks!
     
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    yes there is a lot of info on both those threaded isn't there..that's for taking the time to read them..jp
     
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    Elizajean Gaining experience one carboy at a time.... Supporting Member

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    View attachment 45165 These arrived today from FVW. These are MM, Summer Breeze preach Chardonnay and wild berry white Zin, $64, I selected them because they show as a 3 on the sweetness scale and I do not like sweet wines, but do enjoy a lighter alcohol slightly sweet wine chilled to drink on hot summer evenings while grilling and sitting around a fire. Made the WE Island Mist, only slightly sweet (2/3 fpak upfront) and was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this type of wine can be! So....which thread, thus or Tweaking Cheapies, should I be using for this journey? By the way, lived in Waterford my senior year and college (Glassboro) years.
     

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    Tweaking cheap wine kits with the addition of a each fpac( fresh) see making a fpac for directions. If you can find fresh peaches at this point in time it works out just fine I've made this kit. I LL post it for you
     
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    peachy island mist kit.
     

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    peachy breeze kit
     

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    balance to follow....great taste in the end not over powering.
     

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    Elizajean Gaining experience one carboy at a time.... Supporting Member

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    Thanks! So, here's what I've gathered for my Peach Chardonnay, so far. Peach fpack (no fresh peaches, but I could use high quality frozen), I do not want to increase ABV as I like these wines "drinkable" on hot summer days. Make five, instead iof six gallons. Put provided fpak in secondary where it will continue to ferment and reduce overall sweetness. Am I on track, so far?
     
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    For 'cheapo' kits, like the one you mentioned, the fpack is the heart and flavor profile for the final product, so you don't add it to let it ferment (unless you add some of it in primary).

    Fpack is added at the end when fermentation is done and once you're in the clearing stage.
     

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