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  • Posted in thread: Need help understanding what happened. on 11-20-2015 at 03:07 AM
    Dissolved CO2. You rushed to the bottle and are now paying for it. Time allows the CO2 to fome
    out of the wine. CO2, when it hits your tongue, creates a carbolic or carbonic acid that gives
    it a sharp...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a Sangria recipe. on 11-18-2015 at 01:02 PM
    The kits are red wine with added fruit flavoring.

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a Sangria recipe. on 11-17-2015 at 01:38 AM
    Sangria is a mix of a red wine and fruit juice, generally tropical fruits. There isnt a
    "recipe" as it is mixed with what you got.

  • Posted in thread: Beer Brewer Seeking Wine Advice on 11-17-2015 at 01:32 AM
    Not waiting 3 or 4 months will only dissapoint you and anyone that tries it. Hell, most of us
    age 6 months to a year before bottling and then age another 6 months to a year.If you dont want
    to wait, t...

  • Posted in thread: Wine making advice for a beer brewer? on 11-11-2015 at 03:22 AM
    Patience is certainly not the issue. I've got a rack in the basement that holds roughly 250
    wine bottles. I have other homemade wines down there varying from 1-3 years of age... I'm just
    looking to ta...

  • Posted in thread: filtering wine on 11-09-2015 at 01:18 PM
    I do filter some wines, but not to remove sediment. That takes place during the 6 months in the
    carboy.And NO!!! you cannot use a filter and funnel. You need a sealed environment to filter,
    funnels an...

  • Posted in thread: Wine making advice for a beer brewer? on 11-09-2015 at 01:14 PM
    The one thing you, as a beer brewer, need to learn is that this aint beer.Very little of the
    techniques are the same, in general they are, but not in execution.For example, adding O2 is
    probably the m...

  • Posted in thread: doubling a recipe on 11-04-2015 at 05:50 PM
    Once you press the grapes, you should be fine. Be aware that 2 gallons of must does not make 2
    gallons of wine. You are going to lose around half a gallon to lees and samples.

  • Posted in thread: Why is it harder to do fresh grape juice than a kit on 10-27-2015 at 02:06 AM
    Not harder, just different.When I finish s kit, it IS wine. When I finish a juice bucket, it IS
    wine, when I finish a fruit batch, it IS wine...contrary to the elitists opinion.

  • Posted in thread: I think I used bad corks on 10-22-2015 at 11:59 AM
    The kits corks may have just dried out so much that they didn't expand. After they sat with
    wine up against them, it may very well have sealed. If the wine stain doesn't get an bigger, I
    would just le...

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

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