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Posted in thread: Best option to raise pH, cherry wine? on 06-30-2013 at 11:43 PM
I have a 3 month old cherry wine. Using color test strips, I've measured the pH to be between
2.5 and 3! Thinking this could not be true, I purchased a second pH testing set...it's
true!What is my bes...
Posted in thread: Toasted Almonds in Cherry Wine? on 04-13-2013 at 09:37 PM
I would not try overtoasting them--I would see that just not working like you plan...unless you
like the flavour like that. Try not to add the skins, unless you want the bitterness from that.
Posted in thread: Toasted Almonds in Cherry Wine? on 04-04-2013 at 03:26 PM
Last night I started a 5 gallon batch of tart cherry wine. I was considering adding toasted
almonds, but didn't really know how to go about it. I was planning on toasting almond slices.
Should I dump ...
Posted in thread: blueberry wine on 04-04-2013 at 02:52 PM
Dougen, please be sure to let us know how this tastes at bottling. I tried a 1 gallon batch
using Trader Joe's "Blueberry Estate". I have to smile a bit as I type this (because I'm still
Posted in thread: Temp changes during fermentation, low temps this winter on 11-14-2012 at 01:51 AM
Perfect! Thank you for the reply. To be honest, I do not know if my garage will drop into
freezing temps. I'll have to monitor it this year. I've decided to place my carboys and buckets
up on top of t...
Posted in thread: Temp changes during fermentation, low temps this winter on 11-10-2012 at 02:35 PM
I picked up this hobby over the summer...started in my garage. Living in Oregon, we are
starting to hit freezing temps at night (but high 60s during the day).I have decided to leave
one 5 gallon carbo...
Posted in thread: Adding alcohol back in to raise ABV ??? on 10-16-2012 at 01:11 AM
Great suggestions, thank you! I should also add that this is apple wine. Having said that, what
would be the best alcohol to add in?
Posted in thread: Adding alcohol back in to raise ABV ??? on 10-15-2012 at 03:32 AM
Started a new batch in a bucket, and apparently I only made about 4 gallons. After two weeks my
abv was at 11%. Perfect!Here is the problem I've created: After two weeks I racked the 4
gallons into a ...
Posted in thread: Can I open my fermentation bucket? on 09-19-2012 at 02:48 PM
Thank you everyone for the reassurance...sure enough, it started bubbling away after about 24
hours.For the 1st 24 hours the smell was very sweet. Now, at 36 hours I do smell the sulfur
with my nose n...
Posted in thread: Can I open my fermentation bucket? on 09-18-2012 at 02:08 PM
Hi everyone!I started my first batch of wine last night (Apfelwein recipe from this site) in a
fermentation bucket. I see a lot of people say things like "it's still bubbling away". Even