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  • Posted in thread: Fruit in the primary ? on 11-28-2012 at 10:42 PM
    i still like cooking my pears till there soft, then mashing in a mesh bag, 5 or 6 days in the
    bucket, then pull bag and squeez the devil out of it, solids are reduced by more than half,
    racked to carb...

  • Posted in thread: When should I bottle my wine? on 11-28-2012 at 10:19 PM
    let it sit, if you can degass, do it, getting the co2 out will speedup the clearing process,
    then move to the coolest spot u got, keep covered and wait, i think i would also add my k-met
    and sorbate t...

  • Posted in thread: 8 oz coke bottles for wine on 10-30-2012 at 03:45 AM
    i just came to my attention (i don't get around much) that Coca-Cola is selling glass 8 oz
    bottles of coke again with crown caps. sounds like a match made in heaven for the people who
    just want a litt...

  • Posted in thread: Question on blackberry wine volumes on 08-29-2012 at 01:30 AM
    you need to remember the berries are about 70 to 80% juice, first mash the berries up that will
    reduse the vol. by half, i do 5 gal blackberry batches in a 8 gal fermenter and have no
    problem, and use...

  • Posted in thread: first grape wine (scufadine) on 08-28-2012 at 07:08 PM
    got about 40 lbs of scufadines this am (more to come) any suggestions. i plan on freezing this
    batch for a few days, then mashing and starting a ferment. cant make up my mind to use natural
    yeast or p...

  • Posted in thread: water wine topped up for flavour? on 08-28-2012 at 06:58 PM
    check out watkins coconut extract there extracts used to be top of the line.jim

  • Posted in thread: Clearing Wine Faster? on 06-06-2012 at 02:59 AM
    freezing apple cider is the old timers way of making applejack ,

  • Posted in thread: Clearing Wine Faster? on 06-06-2012 at 02:54 AM
    cold crashing is not done by freezing solid, it is done in a temp controled freezer holding the
    temp around 29 to 32 degrees to help clear wine and reduce tartic acid. goggle the term for a
    more compl...

  • Posted in thread: 1st timer - understanding before I'm too involved on 06-04-2012 at 04:29 PM
    if you dont have a hydrometer put an egg in the must and add sugar untill the egg floats that
    will give u about 1.085 which translates to about 11% ABV. you can also get a small paint
    strainer bag and...

  • Posted in thread: Super Kleer Question on 05-17-2012 at 01:53 AM
    give it time, ive got a 5 gal of peach and 5 gal of pear 5 mos along that were treated with
    superkleer over 3wks ago, took 1 1/2 wks to start clearing, but every couple of days there is a
    marked impro...