Last Activity:01-19-2009 3:41 PM
Posted in thread: Aging Apfelwein on 01-14-2009 at 09:51 PM
if you age it in a carboy bulk age, you will get a more uniform flavor through the batch. if
you age in bottles you will have possible sediment, less uniform flavors, and its possible to
have one or t...
Posted in thread: Did I ruin this wine? on 01-13-2009 at 08:55 PM
you could make a starter, and slowly add your must (wine) to the starter until fermentation is
vigorous, then add that mix to your must.or just use lavin EC-1118. that stuff is probably one
of the str...
Posted in thread: Freakin' cool degassing technique! (video) on 01-13-2009 at 08:52 PM
Thanks 199q-I think I will look another direction than with using a better bottle.no problem!
also if you filter your wines, that helps alot too. such if I filter my wine, I usually only
Posted in thread: Need help with an off flavor! on 01-13-2009 at 07:36 PM
TwoHeadsBrewing is right! the Campden bonds with the chlorine and evaporates when it is boiled,
and also can evaporate overnight like what is mentioned above.
Posted in thread: Wine Degassing on 01-12-2009 at 10:50 PM
oh man that vac-vin deal takes forever! esp if you have a kit wine. I would go the brake
bleeder route, thats what I have done and it works great.
Posted in thread: Freakin' cool degassing technique! (video) on 01-12-2009 at 10:46 PM
to make it totally de-gassed I usually let it sit for at least overnight with a vacum on it.
here is how I vac degass with the brake bleeder.....I attach my set up to a full carboy. I then
pump it dow...
Posted in thread: Freakin' cool degassing technique! (video) on 01-12-2009 at 09:54 PM
don't use the plastic carboy it will collapse. the glass is ok.. I use a brake bleeder and
regularly pull 20-25in with out any problem. I know my wine is degassed if it will hold 20in
for more than an...
Posted in thread: First batch of apfelwein, a bit odd during racking on 01-09-2009 at 04:51 PM
wait why are you racking it?? I just let mine sit and then bottle. the directions say no
Posted in thread: Wines for Christmas 09 on 01-08-2009 at 06:05 PM
sweet! I will need to try this one out this week. Sounds really good! I will make 2 gallons
though. what if you were to get them whole and crush them? I think that would be really good
too. I might tr...
Posted in thread: Wines for Christmas 09 on 01-07-2009 at 04:27 PM
+1 on the cranberry wine! I have 6 extra one gallon carboys and I would love to try that one!