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Posted in thread: How to add alcohol before bottling. on 04-04-2014 at 07:20 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...
Posted in thread: Cold Crash Red Wine on 12-20-2013 at 07:34 PM
don't mean to jump in on this thread but my question is very similar but more to do with
timing.I have racked my red wine once about 30 days ago. there is sediment on the bottom so I'd
expect to rerac...
Posted in thread: crystals after bottling red wine on 11-10-2013 at 09:59 PM
OK, I'll try to discern a difference better. A couple times you mentioned bulk aging... I'm
very new to winemaking, what does that mean? All I've done in the past was to keep re-racking
after a time. ...
Posted in thread: crystals after bottling red wine on 11-10-2013 at 06:08 PM
The only "but" to that is that is that I cannot see into the must even with a good flashlight
so Its quite difficult for me to tell when the lee's stop falling out. Late last spring I
finally was able...
Posted in thread: crystals after bottling red wine on 11-10-2013 at 03:30 AM
OK, I will cold stabilize. The question then becomes when. I live in the Northeast (Western NY)
Cold is not a problem, but what about timing? Its been in secondary fermentation since mid Oct.
I plan t...