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Posted in thread: "sweating" apples on 09-08-2013 at 03:43 AM
I'd like to maximize the juice output of the apples but, more importantly, maximize the quality
of the cider. Do you think one or two weeks at autumn temperatures is 'pushing it'? Would you
Posted in thread: "sweating" apples on 09-07-2013 at 05:14 AM
I get mixed opinions as to whether or not to sweat apples (let them sit for a week or two
before pressing them). Some folks say 'yes' and others say either 'no' or '2 days maximum.' I
am new at this a...
Posted in thread: need help with carbonator on 06-05-2013 at 05:50 AM
I have acquired an older model Simgo brand venturi type carbonator. It seems pretty
straightforward -- beer in, CO2 in, carbonated beer out -- but the advice of the person I got
it from (who I know an...
Posted in thread: looking for small berry crusher on 05-27-2013 at 05:18 AM
Thanks! Can't see the throat but I'll pursue it.
Posted in thread: looking for small berry crusher on 05-26-2013 at 04:06 AM
Both (well, three) suggestions sound good. I'll check them out. Thanks!
Posted in thread: looking for small berry crusher on 05-25-2013 at 04:58 AM
Our group does a lot of berry wine each year and we're going crazy crushing blueberries and
black currants (we usually do a few hundred pounds of each). We'd like to find a hand-crank
type of crusher ...
Posted in thread: Disacidificante Bianco Neve? on 11-12-2012 at 05:17 AM
Posted in thread: Disacidificante Bianco Neve? on 11-10-2012 at 05:05 AM
Has anybody heard of this product? It's supposed to reduce acid in wine. When I Google it all I
get is a safety sheet. The source I usually get potassium bicarbonate from raves about this
Posted in thread: pH for fruit wines? on 07-25-2012 at 05:08 AM
I'd like some guidelines for pH in fruit wines. I tried Googling but didn't get what I wanted.
The closest I've come is a general statement that a range of 3.4 to 3.6 is good. I'm about to
start a bun...
Posted in thread: need opinion on pectic enzyme on 06-22-2012 at 05:04 AM
yes, I have been in touch with RJS several times about this. They deny it's their product at