Last Activity:06-28-2011 10:57 AM
Posted in thread: Degassing hell on 06-28-2011 at 04:56 PM
Just spent 35 minutes with my drill and the carboy.I stirred the hell out of it, but the
bubbles kept on coming.Vacuum degassing would have straightened it out in minutes with no
Posted in thread: Is this classed as a wine? on 06-14-2011 at 10:02 PM
If I use fresh bananas, I make an extract from it, screen and filter it, then add the extract
to the fermenter to keep the bananna mush out of it.
Posted in thread: Wine fermenting smell on 06-14-2011 at 09:53 PM
My house smells like a bakery making the morning bread when I make it.
Posted in thread: Dandelions on 06-14-2011 at 09:50 PM
The dandelion has mild hallucinogenic properties that can give it a little boost. ;)
Posted in thread: Degassing - Different size bubbles on 06-14-2011 at 09:40 PM
Here is just another idea I was working on before I retired from wine making.Vacuum Degassing
VOC'sI have been a big fan of vacuum degassing CO2 when racking from primary to carboy. After
Posted in thread: Stirring? on 04-23-2011 at 03:25 PM
Airlock before the sugar is gone and you should be fine. There is a technical discussion of
this here somewhere.
Posted in thread: Applejack-like Apple Spirit without Distillation on 04-21-2011 at 12:32 PM
....plus odds are I will produce less of the bad alcohols that will make it taste bad and are
very bad for you....Bad alcohols are produced from the destruction of the pectin chain. This
Posted in thread: Applejack-like Apple Spirit without Distillation on 04-21-2011 at 03:53 AM
Thanks for that! I will probably have to do about exactly what you did. Only I brew in 1 gallon
glass jugs at the moment.. Might have to do things a bit differently. And I wonder if the
Posted in thread: Applejack-like Apple Spirit without Distillation on 04-19-2011 at 07:07 PM
I am planning to make a very strong, spirit-like drink.I made many of batches last year like
that. I run it up to 20%abv and it seems to be the cut off line between sipping/drinking and
having to get ...
Posted in thread: Green Wine/Fusels = Headache???? on 04-03-2011 at 01:30 PM
If you used pectic enzymes, you will just have to give it more time.