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Old 09-13-2012, 01:48 PM   #10271
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i have a batch that has been in carboy for 3+ months that i would like to bottle this weekend. Will be bottling still and not carbonated. Is there anything special I need to do? Add any conditioners, camden tabs, etc? This is my first time bottling a wine. I have floor corker, bottles and a bag of corks. Anything else I need to consider/have on hand besides sanitizer?

Sounds like you have everything you need. I bottle most of my wines without adding additional camden tablets at bottling ( a preference). Since I didn't back sweeten this back there was no need to add P-Sorbate. All I do is sanitize the bottles, cyphering equipment and corks. I let it rest upright for about 24 hours after corking then I put the caps and labels on. I live down south so I store mind in a wine cooler, when the cooler is full I store the remaining wines in my pantry stacked in a pyramid covered with towels. The temperature in there is about a constant 76 deg and its always dark.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:00 AM   #10272
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Bottled 9/10/2012. Age approximately 3 1/2 months in carboy.

Man, this looks great.

After brewing 4 beers in the span of a week, I could go for an easier project like this. Since I don't have a Costco/Sam's Club membership, gonna talk to someone I know who does tomorrow to see if I can cut down on my juice cost. Hehe.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #10273
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Man, this looks great.

After brewing 4 beers in the span of a week, I could go for an easier project like this. Since I don't have a Costco/Sam's Club membership, gonna talk to someone I know who does tomorrow to see if I can cut down on my juice cost. Hehe.
Where I live Aldi is just as cheap as samsclub on apple juice. I think it was under $20 for five gallons of juice and 4lbs brown sugar.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #10274
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Bottled 9/10/2012. Age approximately 3 1/2 months in carboy.
Looks good! I may bottle a few still in wine bottles, what worries me is i want it carbonated and Drinking an entire wine bottle of this stuff unless you have a few people could make the night very interesting
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I decided against the Aldi regular apple juice (1.50 half gallon) since it was from China. The Organic AJ (2.50 half gallon) at Aldi was from New Zealand and Argentina. As a matter of preference I do not buy foods from china. It should be fine, but it's just preference. Planning on starting another batch of apfelwein this weekend with some other juice variety this weekend. About to see what Trader Joe's has.

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Where I live Aldi is just as cheap as samsclub on apple juice. I think it was under $20 for five gallons of juice and 4lbs brown sugar.
I was at my local Kroger tonight and they had a sale on half gallons, $1.89 each. Needless to say, I'm stocked up on juice, sugar, and yeast.

Too bad all my carboys are in use. Dunno if I wanna throw this guy into a plastic fermenter.
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Making a batch of this with five gallons of Welches white grape cherry juice plus two lbs of corn sugar

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Old 09-15-2012, 11:30 AM   #10278
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I was at my local Kroger tonight and they had a sale on half gallons, $1.89 each. Needless to say, I'm stocked up on juice, sugar, and yeast.

Too bad all my carboys are in use. Dunno if I wanna throw this guy into a plastic fermenter.

Why would you be concerned over plastic,it will not hurt anything.
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Why would you be concerned over plastic,it will not hurt anything.
Oh. More than anything, I'm just so used to using carboys for everything. I'm used to seeing my works in progress. Hehe. Either way, whipped this up into a fermenter last night. Now the wait begins!
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Why would you be concerned over plastic,it will not hurt anything.
If plastic is good enough for Ed Wort (Better Bottles), then it should be good for the rest of us. I have used glass carboys, better bottles, and a fermentation pail without any issues. Go forth and ferment.
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