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  • Posted in thread: How to fix first wine batch on 07-30-2012 at 04:12 AM
    Both strawberry recipes I know of say to let it sit for a year before real tasting. Every batch
    I've down has been not good at 6 months, pretty decent after a year.

  • Posted in thread: my first wine, i choose strawberry, need advice on 03-16-2012 at 06:24 AM
    X2 on golden raisins. I did 2 1 gallon batches a year+ ago, one with and one without. Otherwise
    identical recipe. The plain batch is ok, very light taste. The raisin batch better body, better
    flavor. ...

  • Posted in thread: undrinkable rocketfuel, or cheap desert wine? on 10-09-2011 at 03:27 AM
    Bottled and sampled tonight. Aged on the lees with no racking until tonight.Results are...
    according to the wife... really good. Alcohol tastes fairly raw still, but bottle aging will
    likely mellow it...

  • Posted in thread: undrinkable rocketfuel, or cheap desert wine? on 08-17-2011 at 04:12 PM
    Time will tell. If it doesn't eat through my carboy I'll post results and recipe which isn't
    fancy.But 4 cans grape juice concentrate, 2+lbs sugar and topped to 1 gallon along with some
    red star. Suga...

  • Posted in thread: Open Fermentation Question on 12-13-2010 at 05:44 AM
    I use a paper towel secured with a rubber band. I'm high tech.

  • Posted in thread: Bottling... finally! on 12-13-2010 at 05:40 AM
    I soak in 1 step for an hour or so and they go in pretty easy with a double arm corker. No idea
    what they're actually called. Then let them sit upright for a day or so and after that they're

  • Posted in thread: Raketenkraftstoff ummm, wein. on 12-13-2010 at 05:36 AM
    If you put 'rocket fuel' into babelfish and convert it to german you get Raketenkraftstoff. So
    I made some Raketenkraftstoffwein. I don't know if I can fit that on a label.So I started with
    the usual ...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein question on 11-22-2010 at 05:17 AM
    It tastes better sweetened, brings back some of the natural flavors. I've got a bunch that I
    didn't do anything with besides bottle and as a wine it was pretty unimpressive. I started
    putting it over ...

  • Posted in thread: I'm making strawberry wine on 11-12-2010 at 10:13 PM
    I've done 3 batches of strawberry so far, they smell terrific while they ferment. I haven't
    touched them in probably 2-3 months. Back then they didn't taste good at all. Recipes I have
    call for at lea...

  • Posted in thread: Big bottle pump on 11-12-2010 at 06:37 PM
    I was browsing the harbor freight website looking for items for an upcoming move and stumbled
    across this. got 2 batches sitting in 5g water bottles waiting for me to get off my butt and
    bottle them....