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Posted in thread: Wine tastes wrong on 10-02-2009 at 05:51 PM
I'll second the "don't be afraid to really shake it up" advice. I followed the directions for
my first kit to a T, and was surprised to find my first bottle was slightly fizzy (although
Posted in thread: Wine? on 09-29-2009 at 07:50 PM
Any chance the growler had been formerly occupied by some beer? Maybe that's not quite wild
yeast you've got in there (although beer-yeast-wine might be a bit odd).
Posted in thread: First kit... fizzy? on 09-24-2009 at 06:42 PM
Alright, 2 weeks later (3 weeks after bottling) I cracked another bottle just for fun, and the
fizziness is *significantly* reduced. It also tastes much better :)Either way, my next batch is
going to ...
Posted in thread: First kit... fizzy? on 09-10-2009 at 04:11 PM
Thanks for the reply! Glad to hear it's not *entirely* ruined - I think decanting before
drinking is a much easier solution than rebottling. I'll just chalk this one up to "experience"
and hopefully m...
Posted in thread: First kit... fizzy? on 09-09-2009 at 11:19 PM
I decided to make wine on a whim, and picked up what is probably a pretty low-quality wine kit
on the recommendation of the guy in the shop:Vintners Reserve Valpolicella (a "28-day" kit). On
Posted in thread: Dry Ice Carbonation on 09-13-2007 at 08:31 PM
Thanks for the links and help guys, I forgot about using google to search. Looks like dry ice
carbonation is something generally not recommended... at all...
Posted in thread: Dry Ice Carbonation on 09-12-2007 at 08:37 PM
I apologize if this has already been discussed, but I can't search for dry ice on the forum
because both words are too short, and who says "frozen CO2"?In any case, has anyone done any
Posted in thread: Help with ingredients on hand (wheat) on 08-21-2007 at 07:29 PM
If you use that much raw wheat you might think about adding some rice hulls, otherwise I
understand that the mash can get doughy and "stuck". Not that I know that from experience, just
what I've been ...
Posted in thread: Help with ingredients on hand (wheat) on 08-21-2007 at 07:11 PM
I'm looking to try my quasi-first batch of all grain, and I've got a bunch of raw organic wheat
from my roommate's farm as well as some Canada malting 2-row ("minimum D.P. 125"). Would I be
insane to ...
Posted in thread: What do you do for a living? on 08-17-2007 at 08:29 PM
What kind of engineer? Where do you go to school?I'll call it biomedical... technically
"biological engineering", but I'm in the biomedical stream (the other one is bioprocessing,
much more relevant t...