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  • Posted in thread: First ever batch of hard Cider this fall on 07-26-2015 at 09:39 PM
    Treat it like a white wine, pectinase helps it clear easier, try a batch with some oak in it if
    you like oaked white wines. October is long way away now isnt it:) WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: What to do with leftover liquid from soaking fruit on 07-25-2015 at 09:08 AM
    So has it shot out the top yet? An open bucket might be a better option for the first week. You
    picked a good yeast, it is a strong fermenter and will do a good job with what you have. One
    future expe...

  • Posted in thread: Perry throwing weird lees on 07-23-2015 at 11:39 PM
    You have not been stirring it have you so stuff settled out and maybe stratified, any chance
    you took some sg readings? Since it feremented well you obviously didnt have any preservatives,
    if you thin...

  • Posted in thread: Creating a queen annes lace recipe on 07-17-2015 at 08:42 AM
    You didnt add any of the root to boost the flavors? WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: killing yeast/backsweetening/pitching yeast again on 07-15-2015 at 07:39 AM
    To tangy and to dry are two different things. The camden wont kill the yeast but you might need
    to add more yeast if its already very clear and yes you can overdo it and add too much sugar
    and pop tho...

  • Posted in thread: Ribena wine?? on 07-15-2015 at 12:02 AM
    Does Ribena have sorbate in it? We usually use it in ports to top up after the first racking to
    add some cassis tastes. I think it has preservatives in it, I have seen people boil it to
    deactivate sor...

  • Posted in thread: Servomyces? Overkill? on 07-07-2015 at 11:56 PM
    Had that happen also, saw a few drops of liquid at the base of a 3 gal carboy, looked and could
    see crack going around the base so we carefully slid it off of the table into a bucket and
    saved the win...

  • Posted in thread: Servomyces? Overkill? on 07-05-2015 at 02:43 AM
    How did your carboy destroy itself? Did it jump off the kitchen counter? WVMJ

  • Posted in thread: Thirteen questions about winemaking from an experienced homebrewer on 06-27-2015 at 10:48 PM
    First, since you already have all the skills needed to make wine, and then some, why would you
    start with a kit? What advice would you give someone making a beer kit vs what you already know
    about how...

  • Posted in thread: First mead from my backyard honey! on 06-16-2015 at 07:21 AM
    Its not even a year old yet, leave those bottles alone for a while, time hasnt even begun to
    give you a great mead yet:) You will find this funny, one of our top bar hives filled up a
    double comb on o...

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