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Evets 01-29-2007 02:41 AM

Apple Wine (Not Apfelwien)
 
I bottled my Apple wine (11% ABV)tonite with the bottles I scored last week and my new corker. http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...e/grain013.jpg
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RichBrewer 01-29-2007 02:43 AM

Good looking wine. When do you think it will be ready?

Evets 01-29-2007 02:56 AM

It's actually pretty good right now. I used premium apple cider for this back in Sep., I think it was. It'll probably get a bit better with another six months or so. I'm still pretty new to the wine making thing. I've also got a Strawberry and an Elderberry almost ready to bottle, and I just started a Blueberry. Plus , I'll be starting a blackberry in a week or so.

RichBrewer 01-29-2007 03:06 AM

I'm even newer than you are. I did a couple 1 gallon attempts at apple wine so far. I'm looking forward to trying fresh fruit.

Flyin' Lion 01-29-2007 03:18 AM

Evets,

Did you have any trouble corking your bottles completely? I bottled some wine for SWMBO a couple weeks ago and the cork stands out of the bottle about 3/8". When I brought this up with my LHBS they said I filled the bottle too much, but your bottles are just as full as mine. I adjusted the corker as far out as it would go and did dry runs (ruining half a dozen corks), but could not get the corks in any further.:o


Maybe I got a bad corker?

Evets 01-29-2007 03:24 AM

I've had good luck with frozen fruit, actually. You gotta figure that they freeze it at the peak of ripeness/sweetness, whereas with fresh, you never really know how good it is, weather it be local or shipped in from somewhere else. At least my frozen Strawberry tastes pretty good so far, and the frozen blueberry seems promising.

Evets 01-29-2007 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyin' Lion
Evets,

Did you have any trouble corking your bottles completely? I bottled some wine for SWMBO a couple weeks ago and the cork stands out of the bottle about 3/8". When I brought this up with my LHBS they said I filled the bottle too much, but your bottles are just as full as mine. I adjusted the corker as far out as it would go and did dry runs (ruining half a dozen corks), but could not get the corks in any further.:o


Maybe I got a bad corker?

No, I had no trouble whatsoever. Do you have the same corker as in my post? I used the expensive synthetic #9 corks( they don't dry out, so you can store the wine up-rite) wetted with sanitizer. They went right in.

Flyin' Lion 01-29-2007 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evets
No, I had no trouble whatsoever. Do you have the same corker as in my post? I used the expensive synthetic #9 corks( they don't dry out, so you can store the wine up-rite) wetted with sanitizer. They went right in.

Pretty much the same corker, I didn't wet the corks before hand though. I think I used the same corks as well, I recognize the grapes on the corks.

Evets 01-29-2007 03:50 AM

I don't even think mine is adjustable. They went in really easy.

Sir Humpsalot 01-29-2007 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evets
No, I had no trouble whatsoever. Do you have the same corker as in my post? I used the expensive synthetic #9 corks( they don't dry out, so you can store the wine up-rite) wetted with sanitizer. They went right in.


Ahhh.. I always suspected you were a cork soaker.... :p



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