Last Activity:10-03-2012 7:19 AM
Posted in thread: Crabapple Wine on 09-25-2012 at 01:11 PM
Thanks Yooper! That makes sense! I've got it going now so I'm just in the waiting game...
Posted in thread: Crabapple Wine on 09-20-2012 at 02:30 PM
Yooper - I'm hoping you can help a newbie... If I've got a bucket with apples/water/sugar up to
my desired mark how accurate is my initial sg reading? I'd imagine once the apples are removed
on day 5 ...
Posted in thread: Larger volume in primary to prevent racking loss? on 01-19-2012 at 09:52 PM
Yup, you got it. You should be doing a yeast starter anyway....you can scale that up easily
enough, too. There are plenty of online calculators for yeast starters for beer, wine, and
Posted in thread: Larger volume in primary to prevent racking loss? on 01-18-2012 at 06:57 PM
I am just curious why top up with marbles??? I understand the concept, not wanting to dilute
with water and the marbles will displace enough fluid, but to me it would seam like a
contamination risk, a...
Posted in thread: Larger volume in primary to prevent racking loss? on 01-18-2012 at 06:54 PM
Thanks DarkBrood! I'm assuming if you are taking a 5 gallon recipe and converting to a larger
recipe you'd multiply everything but yeast by 1.2 for a 6 gallon batch or 1.3 for a 6.5 gallon
batch. I'm ...
Posted in thread: Larger volume in primary to prevent racking loss? on 01-18-2012 at 02:13 PM
I've got a few wine batches under my belt but I'm still trying to figure a few things out. This
is quite the learning process!I'm trying to prevent loss when racking from my primary to my
Posted in thread: Stalled....maybe? on 03-04-2011 at 11:11 PM
I learn something new everytime...now I know how to make a sweet wine. *sigh* not what I had
intended on this batch. Do you know if they will taste sweeter when cooled or less sweet? I
thought the tas...
Posted in thread: Stalled....maybe? on 03-04-2011 at 11:08 PM
I was wondering if it had to do with to high of a SG. Unfortunately I weighed the recommended
sugar out and added it - now I'll know to just add the sugar to the recommend SG and not worry
Posted in thread: Stalled....maybe? on 03-04-2011 at 03:08 PM
I've got three batches of wine that are about 6 months old but seem to be stalled...1 gallon
Red Current 8/14 - Montrachet yeast, SG 1.130 12-16 reading 1.042, 3/2 reading 1.0361 gallon
Posted in thread: Bozeman, MT, anyone live there? on 01-27-2011 at 08:04 PM
Oh yes - a balmy 30° today! I actually went out for a run over lunch!I'm a newbie homebrewer
myself so I actually just heard about the club. It doesn't show on their website but the next
meeting is ne...