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Posted in thread: Bottle Bomb's - how to proceed on 07-28-2015 at 03:46 PM
After letting a 5 gallon carboy of sauvignon:( age for a year, it tasted almost right. I back
sweetened to the proper level and added metabisulfate to prevent fermentation.I then bottled
it. I tried a...
Posted in thread: is it ready ? How to tell? on 03-13-2015 at 06:40 PM
May I ask what your "recipe" is to back sweeten? This is my first time with muscato and I'd
like to get it as close as possible to California muscato's. How much of what?
Posted in thread: is it ready ? How to tell? on 02-25-2015 at 11:52 PM
I put in sodium metabisulfate, if that's the same as campden then yes.The juice comes available
as early as late September. I started these mid October. Racked twice.As far as aging, I
honestly don't ...
Posted in thread: is it ready ? How to tell? on 02-25-2015 at 12:53 AM
I've made several batches of wine, almost all (one turned into vinegar...)were really good.Now
though I have a dilemma. I have 2 carboy's of white wine. Muscato and Pinot Grigio, that came
from a loca...
Posted in thread: How to add alcohol before bottling. on 04-04-2014 at 06:20 PM
HelloI have several different carboys of wine in various stages, but I have 2 I'd like advice
with.First one is a California Muscato from a kit that has cleared up nicely and is ready for
Posted in thread: Cold Crash Red Wine on 12-22-2013 at 09:55 PM
that's kind of what I was looking for. Its long done with fermentation, just aging. I'll rack
it around the 2 week of January and again the end of Feb. At that point I'll stick it in the
garage while ...
Posted in thread: question about apple wine from cider progress on 12-21-2013 at 08:35 PM
Water reads 1.00I have several batches going in different stages. Mostly red wines. This is my
first attempt using fresh cider. Its not the hydrometer.
Posted in thread: question about apple wine from cider progress on 12-20-2013 at 08:21 PM
In my notes I didn't write down the name of the cider. Should have. I highly suspect that the
producers added sorbate or something in the process and it wasn't on the label. Next year if I
do apples a...
Posted in thread: question about apple wine from cider progress on 12-20-2013 at 08:08 PM
Oh yeah, the original Hydrometer was 1.080 now its down to 1.050. about 4% alcohol for 8
Posted in thread: question about apple wine from cider progress on 12-20-2013 at 07:51 PM
I'll make this short but this batch had been giving me problems from the git go.6 gallon cider
to wine is the goal.The cider I purchased said no preservatives but I don't believe it. I have
had so muc...