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  • Posted in thread: Help with wine concentrate wine- stoped fermenting? on 10-12-2016 at 11:54 AM
    You started with way too high a SG to ever reach .995That would give you about 18% ABV and not
    too many yeasts can do that without extreme measures.Stick to below 1.095 and you will be much
    better off...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie looking to break more into wine-making - requesting kits to avoid, and tips! on 10-05-2016 at 01:09 PM
    Any of the major brand wine kits will do. Even the low-dollar Amazon kits can be helped, but
    the better kits don't need a lot except time.Keep clean and add 6 months at the back end for
    the wine to bu...

  • Posted in thread: well water on 10-05-2016 at 01:05 PM
    Yea, you might want to filter that water before using it on wine. That sulfur smell can be
    mighty persistent.

  • Posted in thread: How can I avoid cough syrup taste? on 10-02-2016 at 06:39 PM
    With that high a potential alcohol, that is not going to taste like cough syrup, it is going to
    taste like paint thinner.I do not understand the need to overpower fruit with alcohol...1.08
    would make ...

  • 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 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...

Just because something CAN ferment, does not mean it SHOULD be fermented.