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  • Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-10-2015 at 01:56 AM
    A thought just occurred to me. My wine is stored in a musty basement (a situation I'm working
    to correct, by the way). The steady temperature is great, but do you think the musty air might
    be infiltra...

  • Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 02:30 AM
    It >is< possible that is more than 1/4" of lees when I rack. That's the one part I'm not
    >quite< as stringent about as I should be. But by the time I'm bulk aging for a longer period
    of time, there ar...

  • Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 02:14 AM
    Ok, sounds like a bottling issue then. How are you preparing your corks, bottles, bottling
    equipment, etc, and what kind of corks are you buying?Anything else that we should know? Do you
    rack to a bot...

  • Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 01:46 AM
    I add campden at every other racking. I have not added any sulfite at bottling (or less than a
    month before bottling). And in the case of the Grigio, it smelled and tasted delicious when I
    bottled it....

  • Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 01:24 AM
    I'm hardly the most experienced winemaker around, but I have had many successful and delicious
    batches of wine (mostly reds) and mead in the past 4 years. However, lately I've had a problem
    cropping u...

  • Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 08-28-2014 at 12:03 PM
    Hops in a bochet might actually be an interesting thing!I started a hopped bochet last year;
    and will be bottling it this weekend. It's already really interesting, although the flavors
    still need time...

  • Posted in thread: Wine filter good or bad? on 07-28-2014 at 02:14 PM
    You cannot filter a non-clear wine. The filter will just get plugged up. Filters are only for
    final polishing of a wine or to keep minor sediment from forming in the bottle (by minor, I
    mean just a ti...

  • Posted in thread: banana wine question on 06-20-2014 at 05:01 PM
    I have made banana wine only once and I used about 4 lbs to the gallon. I think the more fruit
    you use the richer the banana flavor will be so 6 lbs should be OK. I chose not to use skins as
    I have se...

  • Posted in thread: Cuties for JAOM on 06-13-2014 at 12:18 PM
    I made a 3-gallon JAOM last year with Cuties. I used 6 -- they're a lot smaller than a regular
    orange. I didn't peel 'em -- just cut 'em up per the classic JAOM - and it came out
    delicious.Cuties are ...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew wine worthwhile? on 04-17-2014 at 06:00 PM
    I got into homebrew when I got a kit for Christmas and have a few extract batches under my
    belt. Unfortunately I only have one other beer drinker in the family so I don't have too many
    people to share...


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