Originally Posted by Kdog22
It's a shame it tasted like crap after all that time. I suppose it's a lesson learned under the belt? At least it wasn't expensive to put together!
Have you dumped it yet? If not try mixing in dry milk powder. Let it settle back down and rack off. The applewine has oxidized for sure. The milk powder reduces the off flavors. I don't remember how much milk per galleon, maybe a Tab?
For vinigery taste but not flavor lots of backsweetening helps. Bump it up to 1.010. Use apple juice concentrate. Flavor bost it at the same time. Adding tannin smoth it out a little too.