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Posted in thread: pectic enzyme - when? on 06-09-2015 at 04:38 AM
I've been adding pectic enzyme to my berries before crushing them (I put the berries in a
primary with some water, add sulfite, wait 24 hours, add pectic enzyme, wait another 24 hours,
crush the berri...
Posted in thread: plum wine clearing -- not on 11-04-2014 at 05:28 AM
I have had great success with various hazy wines with just an addition of pectic enzyme. You
will be surprised how quickly it clears too, and being a plum wine full of pectins this will
Posted in thread: cylindrical filter cleaning? on 09-03-2014 at 03:18 AM
These are $65 filters (pleated polyester) and are meant to be cleaned. I've been doing so for
15 years with great success. I just can't get the cleaner anymore.
Posted in thread: cylindrical filter cleaning? on 09-02-2014 at 04:27 AM
I have a triple cylindrical filtering system (i.e. the pleated 10" tall filters) and was
wondering what the best product was for cleaning them. I've been using Microzyme but it's not
available from my...
Posted in thread: plum wine clearing -- not on 08-18-2014 at 04:14 AM
Do you have a cold place to get it in for a while? While very cold would be better, often just
a drop of 10 degrees will get a stubborn wine to drop clear. If you could try cold
stabilization, that mi...
Posted in thread: plum wine clearing -- not on 08-16-2014 at 03:06 AM
I do use a mesh bag but I don't squeeze it when I pull it out -- just let it drip for a while.
I've tried every fining on the market; no luck. Time and gravity is the only choise it seems.
Thanks for ...
Posted in thread: plum wine clearing -- not on 08-15-2014 at 03:51 AM
I freeze my fruit, then thaw it, add 50ppm sufite for two days then pectic enzyme for 1 day,
then yeast (EC-1118). I use 30lbs. of fruit for 6 gallons. I don't use a water softener. All my
Posted in thread: plum wine clearing -- not on 08-12-2014 at 03:42 AM
Yooper:Yes, I've tried KC SuperKleer. I also tried it with an extra package of kiesesol
(somebody recommend that); it helped a bit. My routine now is sparkolloid, wait several months
then add KC. Stil...
Posted in thread: plum wine clearing -- not on 08-11-2014 at 04:08 AM
I make a lot of plum wine each year and always have problems with it clearing. I've tried every
clearing agent ever made (!) and a few bizarre ones too but no luck. I end up waiting for up to
a year f...
Posted in thread: slow blueberry ferment on 02-12-2014 at 04:26 AM
I got a good ferment going in the beginning (both times) and I did raise the pH (to 3.8) so I
think I did everything right. I don't think it's actually 'stuck' but the slowness puzzles me.
I've made a...