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Posted in thread: Leaving fruit in fermenting wine....? on 08-14-2014 at 07:27 PM
it will slow the decay but it won't prevent it from happening. Liquor will prevent decay but
wine doesn't have enough alcohol by volume to preserve fruit.
Posted in thread: Blackberry wine - correcting high OG on 08-14-2014 at 03:23 AM
I would just go with it and make sure you use a yeast with a high alcohol tolerance. You will
likely end up with more residual sugars so the wine may be sweet when it is done fermenting. If
you took t...
Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 08-14-2014 at 02:04 AM
I tried this recipe once and couldn't get a good fermentation going..maybe ill just try a one
gallon batch this time.
Posted in thread: Leaving fruit in fermenting wine....? on 08-14-2014 at 12:42 AM
not all of the fruit is turned into alcohol so essentially what you have is decomposing organic
matter. Wine does not have a high enough alcohol content to actually prevent the fruit from
Posted in thread: A problem in the bottle on 08-14-2014 at 12:29 AM
the more i look at it i think i am leaning more towards the sediment side as well. I had the
same thing happen to a pear wine I made after sweetening it with pear juice.
Posted in thread: Looking for wine fermenter. on 08-13-2014 at 10:13 PM
7.8 gallon bucket is what i use for primary fermentation. I have no clue where you would find
something that big. The biggest buckets i can buy are 5 gallon at the farm store.
Posted in thread: A problem in the bottle on 08-13-2014 at 10:03 PM
Its possible that they are tartaric crystals....one way to check is by cooling your wine down
to like 40 degrees and then try and dissolve them...if they don't dissolve at this temperature
then its li...
Posted in thread: First Wine attempt, no boiling? on 08-13-2014 at 09:50 PM
I stir mine for the first couple days and then i air lock it and leave it alone until it gets
too about 1.010.
Posted in thread: Aging in a carboy?? on 08-13-2014 at 04:27 AM
primary fermentation does not rely on what vessel you have it in. It is a measure of the
initial strong fermentation. Simply starting and keeping a fermentation in one vessel does not
mean you are sti...
Posted in thread: Aging in a carboy?? on 08-13-2014 at 03:47 AM
make sure you fill the carboy up good and keep the airlock full and you are fine.