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Posted in thread: Because Im stuck at work. Making a De-gassing wand DIY!!! on 04-29-2012 at 11:46 PM
Resurrecting the thread, I can only say: I did this yesterday, and it saved me $12 over buying
one at the LHBS. I cut it to fit the mouth of my Better Bottle, and it worked perfectly when
Posted in thread: Vino Italiano Gewurztraminer wine kit on 04-27-2012 at 03:59 AM
I've got a batch of the Vino Italiano Rosso Magnifico (their "Super Tuscan") that I made not to
volume, but to SG of 1.090 - it came out at 5.3gal in primary. I also used Lalvin Bourgovin
Posted in thread: Slow apple and ginger wine. on 04-20-2012 at 06:23 AM
It could just be off-gassing. The bubbler is not the definitive indicator that fermentation is
complete: the hydrometer will tell you. If you take readings on three consecutive days and it
reads the s...
Posted in thread: Rapid fermentation? (and topping up) on 04-20-2012 at 05:51 AM
By 'let ferment dry' do you mean let it ferment without adding water?No, "let ferment dry"
means let it go as-is until the yeasts have eaten all the sugars, so that it tastes dry (versus
sweet or "off...
Posted in thread: My 1st kit is underway: RdC Amarone - Questions on 04-20-2012 at 02:39 AM
Thanks for the recommendations! I'm procrastinating working on a paper that's due tomorrow, so
I think I'll rack some wine instead!
Posted in thread: My 1st kit is underway: RdC Amarone - Questions on 04-19-2012 at 11:35 PM
My first batch of kit wine has been underway since the start of the month (19 days now), and I
thought I'd follow Jack's Extended Kit instructions. One thing he didn't list was the use of
Posted in thread: help! accidentally restarted fermentation =( on 04-19-2012 at 09:03 PM
Wait. The heat will die down. Eventually.Or leave it as-is, keg it, and mix with fresh lemonade
as you serve. that will kick up the lemon flavor and tone down the hooch-taste at the same time
Posted in thread: Corny Chargers on 04-17-2012 at 06:00 AM
I have and use one, and can confirm that you will go through 2-3 chargers to serve a keg. You
do indeed need to carb the keg either with sugar or force-carb with a full-size tank/regulator,
but this d...
Posted in thread: forgotten skeeter pee on 04-05-2012 at 08:33 PM
Degass using Food Saver.... brilliant!Now you got me thinking...
Posted in thread: Wine Equipment on 04-05-2012 at 08:22 PM
Let me lead off with this warning: I don't have enough experience as a vintner to provide a
definitive answer, but here are a few thoughts to consider:*Most kits start with 6 gallons in
primary, a por...