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Posted in thread: Bubbling like mad in secondary fermentation on 09-24-2016 at 12:35 AM
So far, so good.1.080 is a bit low to start, but will give you a nice soft wine between 10 and
12% depending on where it stops.
Posted in thread: Just checking - kit wine ready in less than a year? on 09-14-2016 at 12:14 PM
I think you can make it worth with kits....START now. I always extend the time line of kits vs
what the instructions say...like 4 month instead of "wine in 30 days"! So, if you bottled
around New Year...
Posted in thread: Rubbing Alcohol flavor in wine on 09-14-2016 at 12:13 PM
Time will cure that.
Posted in thread: Just checking - kit wine ready in less than a year? on 09-13-2016 at 07:48 PM
1 year should be plenty for most red kits. Of course, longer would be better, but a year is
pretty good. Bottle at 10 months and sit for 2.
Posted in thread: How long will yeast keep? on 09-12-2016 at 02:26 PM
Archeologists have found thousands of year old living yeast cells. At that 2% per month, and a
billion cells or so to start, I think they are good for a while.
Posted in thread: Snap top bottles on 09-12-2016 at 02:23 PM
I won a case of 1 litre swing-tops at a wine competition and use them. You do need to replace
the gasket, but that's the cheap part. I like them for the Mist kits. Less bottles to open
since they hold...
Posted in thread: I have a ? for ya on 09-11-2016 at 01:45 PM
Campden will not kill wine yeast, just stun it. Stir it until it gets going again. Miht take a
few days, but at least the child protected it for you, make sure you thank him.
Posted in thread: Do I need to top up after 1st fermentation? on 09-10-2016 at 11:43 PM
It should be OK for a short while, keep checking it's SG until it goes down below 1.000, then
Posted in thread: Adding grapes to concentrate. on 09-10-2016 at 11:37 PM
Yes, very thick grape goo with lots of skins and seeds and a few small sticks... Kind of
reminds me of the old Creech and Chong bit..." No stems no seeds that you don't need"
Posted in thread: Non distilled brandy on 09-08-2016 at 12:02 PM
First, there is no way it turns out to be 17 or 18% ABV. "Yeast cake" is the clue. "Yeast cake"
generally refers to bakers yeast and it isn't very good at producing high levels of
alcohol.Second, it i...