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  • Posted in thread: No Camden, can I use just my Potassium sorbate? on 04-11-2014 at 01:04 PM
    YOU CANNOT STOP FERMENTATION!!!!! The best you can hope for is to keep the remaining active
    yeast cells from reproducing with the sorbate. Eventually, the alive cells will start to dye
    off and fall ou...

  • Posted in thread: No Camden, can I use just my Potassium sorbate? on 04-10-2014 at 03:18 PM
    Since they do not even share the same functionality, NO...you cannot substitute sorbate for
    campden.

  • Posted in thread: any one made Williams Brewing 2.5 g wine kits? on 04-09-2014 at 11:44 AM
    I make the 5 gallon ones. I love the finished product, at least the Merlot and Pino Noir so
    far. Started the Viognier last night. I follow more along the lines of the 180 day extended kit
    instructions...

  • Posted in thread: Oak for Red Wine on 04-07-2014 at 04:05 PM
    If you got a kit, oak will be included.You can always add more, but be careful, its easy to
    over-oak and render your wine useless for several years.

  • Posted in thread: Wine- First Stab on 04-04-2014 at 11:42 AM
    Buy a mist type kit. They are easy, quick and darn tasty! Makes the next one easy because
    you'll have 30 bottles to drink while you wait.

  • Posted in thread: 1 cup of sugar=.??? SG per gal on 03-28-2014 at 12:44 PM
    8 ounces of sugar added to 1.000 water should give you 1.020. I don 't know how much a cup of
    sugar weighs...8 oz???

  • Posted in thread: Transporting Wine on 03-28-2014 at 12:30 PM
    If you get a "mist" style kit, it can be ready to bottle in just over a month. They are very
    sweet and low alcohol, so they don't need (nor improve much) with ageing. Most kits tell you
    that they will...

  • Posted in thread: Still wine in beer bottles? on 03-26-2014 at 12:34 PM
    Corks do not "pressurize" the wine, they are porous!Wine in beer bottles is just fine, still or
    carbonated. Lots of people do it.Corks also allow micro-oxygenation that caps may not. That
    might affect...

  • Posted in thread: How much headspace is okay? on 03-21-2014 at 06:26 PM
    so, I'm making a 3 gallon ice wine kit, OG 1.120, instructions say to use a 7-12 gallon primary
    bucket, and only a 3 gallon carboy secondary. it's a 4 week kit (2 weeks primary, 2 weeks
    secondary). I ...

  • Posted in thread: Barrel aging on 03-20-2014 at 04:35 PM
    I'd primary in a bucket and secondary in a carboy. Let all of the lees fall out of suspension
    before ageing in the barrel. You shouldn't need any clairification additives, but it would take
    less time ...

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