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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
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
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
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...