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Old 04-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #451
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Wow that was a quick response !!! Did rack over those four months and use a campden or anything ?
Yes, it may need a racking. You could just follow the instructions and it'll turn out perfectly.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:00 AM   #452
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2nd try doing this one, i rushed the first it was drinkable but this batch is better already, 1.5 tsp of acid blend it tasted just a bit tart before fermenting, 4 days later 1.091 to .0997 racked to a 1 gal carboy and a 12 oz bottle, tasted it and it has quite the bite, but not wrinkle your nose, with some age and a bit of sweetening i think it will be just right, on my first batch i used 1 tsp and was not able to pick up the acid blend at all. Still learning every thing but this is a great simple recipe to work with.

it is the only red or dark colored drink i have made and the first time i though it was clear and it wasn't even close so plenty of time will be set aside for clearing this time around.

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:08 AM   #453
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Have to bump this thread as I just started a 6 gallon batch. 4 years ago this was my first recipe I attempted and so far it has been my best.

Currently I am enjoying the last 10 bottles of cranberry concentrate which I made with this same recipe but substituted grape juice for a generic cranberry canned concentrate. It's been aging for two years. Yes, two years. I went away to school and let all my wines sit in their secondaries for two full years. They are all amazing tasting and for $12 per 40 bottles of concentrate wine you simply cannot beat it.

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:30 AM   #454
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How long are people leaving this is primary for? Mine has been in for 15 days. Is that too long?

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #455
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Just started 3 batches of this, they are still sitting for the 12 hours before adding yeast.
First brew, I followed the recipe, but added ~1/2 lb blueberries.
Second brew, I followed the recipe, but added ~1/2 lb blackberries.
Third brew, I followed the recipe.

I didn't have any yeast nutrient. I am going to use Lalvin EC-1118. Do I really need the nutrient?

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #456
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How long are people leaving this is primary for? Mine has been in for 15 days. Is that too long?
i forgot one batch for 6 months in primary. and it didn't hurt it at all.
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So I just racked to secondary after two weeks in the primary. Tasted a bit, extremely carbonated and sweet. Fitted the airlock and no action at all for 10 hours. Do I need to add some more yeast or is 2 weeks enough time for all the alcohol to have been produced and I should let it sit?

The fiancé was kind enough to shatter my hydrometer so unit I can pick up another I'm sol.

Thoughts gentleman?

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So I just racked to secondary after two weeks in the primary. Tasted a bit, extremely carbonated and sweet. Fitted the airlock and no action at all for 10 hours. Do I need to add some more yeast or is 2 weeks enough time for all the alcohol to have been produced and I should let it sit?

The fiancé was kind enough to shatter my hydrometer so unit I can pick up another I'm sol.

Thoughts gentleman?
I'm not a gentleman, but I can try to answer. If it's sweet, it probably isn't done. When you get a new hydrometer, you can check and see if it is.
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Lol thanks for the clarification!

So if the SG is still > 1 what then? Pitch more yeast? There was a nice amount of solids on the bottom of the primary if that says a thing. Could I have choked the yeast by having too much sugar? Is there such a condition?

Heres the batch in secondary.

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