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Old 08-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #11
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Le gasp! so so sorry for suggesting it then... I have no idea what happened.

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #12
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Not a big deal, just curious why it happened. I usually don't have any problems with my cider...

Could excess yeast nutrient or higher pitching rates cause this I wonder?

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #13
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That is some beautiful looking wine-to-be!!! Love the color!

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #14
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I've found on wines that have a lot of fruit content that you can get a "chapeau" or cap of solids that will rise with fermentation, it could be that.

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:35 PM   #15
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I've found on wines that have a lot of fruit content that you can get a "chapeau" or cap of solids that will rise with fermentation, it could be that.
That's exactly what it looked like! There was pulp like material in the neck and air lock.
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The other thing is color. It sure seems like the darkest purple wines bubble over onto light hardwood flooring- especially wines that stain!

I usually top off after fermentation slows way down- or when I rack.

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The other thing is color. It sure seems like the darkest purple wines bubble over onto light hardwood flooring- especially wines that stain!

I usually top off after fermentation slows way down- or when I rack.
We call that sods law
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I recently started some blackberry wine and it had the same pulp type bubbles.

You can see the plum wine int he background has settled down a bit and changed color.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #19
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I just made a test batch of plum wine that was simply a couple pounds of plums cut up and mixed with water. Then pressed thru a strainer. I didnt have any wine yeast so I tossed in some dennys fav 50 ale yeast and away it went. Three days with a nice krausen and tons of airlock activity. Now its just barely bubbling and I tried a little taste and it certainly tastes like wine! Crazy stuff but I have a HUGE plum tree that I need to find something to do with all the plums...

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I have plums falling off the tree too. What's a good yeast to use for plum wine?
Also, is it a good or bad idea to press the plums in my apple press and just use juice, as opposed to chopping and putting in boiling water?

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