Last Activity:11-04-2010 3:06 PM
Posted in thread: Reusing plastic juice jugs on 01-15-2010 at 05:58 PM
before you think about using one of these plastic jugs as a secondary take a very close look at
the insides to see where the old yeast and possible bacteria might have started growing.
Posted in thread: First time brew - Coopers lager. on 01-15-2010 at 12:11 PM
Hey guys... I've been making wine exclusively for about a year and a couple of weeks ago I
bought a Mr. Beer kit. I had a hard time refusing the 40%-off sale so I put together a couple
of batches (2 g...
Posted in thread: Candy cane wine - fermentation slooooow on 01-15-2010 at 11:51 AM
Kicking myself for not picking up some green candy canes... something about a green wine just
seems so damned cool :)
Posted in thread: Reusing plastic juice jugs on 01-15-2010 at 11:47 AM
I've used them as primary fermenters a few times but never reuse them because the yeast will
settle on every ridge (which most plastic jugs have.) It's just a big pain the butt to be sure
Posted in thread: Candy cane wine - fermentation slooooow on 01-14-2010 at 07:14 AM
Well... I'm a little miffed about what the acronym ETOH means. I actually didn't take any
readings on this batch... really winging it this time around. My guestimates say the ABV should
be around 14% ...
Posted in thread: Candy cane wine - fermentation slooooow on 01-05-2010 at 01:29 AM
ec-1118... but now that you mention it. Hmmm, maybe I'll pick up a few packets of rc-212
tomorrow.... I have enough candy canes and jugs to experiment.
Posted in thread: Candy cane wine - fermentation slooooow on 01-05-2010 at 12:27 AM
Well... put together a batch a few minutes ago. Don't really have a clue if this will turn out
okay but I have 12 packages of candy canes ($1.10/each at walmart... made in canada.) 32 canes
into 3.5 ...
Posted in thread: Candy cane wine - fermentation slooooow on 12-26-2009 at 07:48 PM
Bought some candy cane sticks today and I'm getting ready to do this... except the recipes I've
seen so far make no mention of adding (nutrient or energizer, which I will be doing) and acid
Posted in thread: Plum Wine: Ring of white growth in carboy above wine on 08-02-2009 at 11:54 PM
looks normal to me... I think that stuff ends up there because of all the bubbling on the top
surface of the wine. each popping bubble sprays a little bit and that stuff accumulates on the
Posted in thread: Can I make great red wine in a carboy or do I need a barrel? on 07-30-2009 at 06:38 AM
I understand the point Asimov is making in his article but I feel his conclusion about a
cheapening effect is misguided. It's not just the producers of wine that are dealing with the
realities of the ...