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  • 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
    fruit wines...

  • 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 03:26 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...

  • Posted in thread: slow blueberry ferment on 02-11-2014 at 04:04 AM
    My blueberry wine has been underway now for 3 months and the SG is now only 1.030 (it has come
    down from an OG of 1.090). I'm a very experienced fruit wine maker - hundreds of batches over
    time - and ...

  • Posted in thread: "sweating" apples on 09-08-2013 at 02:43 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
    press them...

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