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Posted in thread: Recommend me some good corks? on 11-13-2010 at 03:33 PM
They're not so much "breaking" as "dissolving". There are tiny little particles of cork
floating around in the wine, like the glue that holds them together is breaking up or
something. At least I'm as...
Posted in thread: Recommend me some good corks? on 11-13-2010 at 02:35 PM
I'm about out of the first batch of corks I bought when I first started making wine and am
looking for recommendations for a resupply. The ones I have are "Altec" corks and what I really
don't like ab...
Posted in thread: Do I have an infection? on 06-16-2009 at 10:44 PM
The OG was 1.112 and it was down to 1.017 when I racked after 20 days. There aren't any
tendrils or anything, just that really thin mat of white on the surface. I pulled the stopper
and gave it a quic...
Posted in thread: Do I have an infection? on 06-16-2009 at 02:17 AM
I'm not sure how it tastes. I didn't want to open it anymore than I have to so I was gonna wait
until the next racking to check for any odd odors/tastes. I should probably go ahead and do
that soon in...
Posted in thread: Do I have an infection? on 06-16-2009 at 12:03 AM
Today I noticed a thin, sticky-looking, white film on the surface of my mead. I've been reading
threads and looking at pics trying to decide if I have a problem or not. I keep flip-flopping
Posted in thread: Does topping off affect the % abv calculation? on 06-08-2009 at 11:05 PM
Thanks once again for the even more info! It just keeps coming! Making extra for topping up
sounds like a good idea. I'll be sure to do that next time. I'll probably do at least a 3
gallon batch as we...
Posted in thread: Does topping off affect the % abv calculation? on 06-07-2009 at 10:07 PM
I read through the sticky but apparently not thoroughly enough. Somehow I completely missed the
spreadsheet. I'm gonna read it a couple more times before I ask anymore stupid questions.Thanks
Posted in thread: Does topping off affect the % abv calculation? on 06-07-2009 at 07:39 PM
Thanks for the info (and the welcome)! I thought that would be the case I just couldn't find
anywhere it was explicitly stated. Is there a way to account for post-OG additions and still
get an accurat...
Posted in thread: Does topping off affect the % abv calculation? on 06-07-2009 at 03:56 PM
I'm almost a complete brewing noob and will soon be racking my first attempt at mead. Somehow
I've ended up quite a bit shy of the gallon I was going for and will need to add close to 4
cups to bring ...