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Posted in thread: Infected DJ on 02-18-2009 at 10:48 PM
Bleach water with detergent will do the trick. Just soak it for a day or two and grab a carboy
brush and scrub anything stuck to the inside off. Rinse very well so you don't get bleach
Posted in thread: Cheeto Mead. on 10-09-2008 at 04:47 PM
Hey BK I was just wondering how this one is coming along.
Posted in thread: Vintner's Harvest fruit bases on 10-08-2008 at 12:34 AM
I really liked the way that Lalvin's KIV - 1116 or, some numbers, worked. It finished really
smooth after about 5 months and really left a lot of the fruit flavors. I've never tried the
Cotes des Blan...
Posted in thread: Color evolution on 09-16-2008 at 03:45 PM
That looks very good. And what a difference. I had the same thing happen with a strawberry
Posted in thread: Topping up with sugar syrup? on 09-13-2008 at 06:43 PM
Nevermind the amount of lees in the bottom was very decieving. After racking it the carboy was
filled up to a level that is fine. Maybe next time I'll rack it first before i worry about
things that I ...
Posted in thread: cold condition wine???? on 09-13-2008 at 12:59 AM
I've done it before and worked out pretty well. Let it sit on a cold floor or in a
refridgerator fo about 2-3 weeks and it should be pretty well clear.
Posted in thread: Topping up with sugar syrup? on 09-12-2008 at 09:32 PM
I think that I'm going to rack it and see where I am at after that. I wish that I had a 3
gallon carboy but I don't. If there isn't too much headspace I'll just use water and if there
is a lot I'll us...
Posted in thread: Topping up with sugar syrup? on 09-12-2008 at 09:05 PM
I saw a thread similar to this the other day but it didn't quite have the answer. I made a
strawberry wine about a month and am going to be putting it into tertiary. There is a lot of
lees in the bott...
Posted in thread: Zork Corks? on 09-12-2008 at 01:30 PM
I think that the seal should last for a while. When I was on vacation in the Outer Banks I saw
a brand in the wine shop that was using those Zorks for all of their wine. (not sure what the
Posted in thread: Loosely Cover or Tight?? on 08-29-2008 at 02:50 PM
I cover mine with a kitchen towel for the primary fermentation. I tie it around the top of my
bucket and this keeps any flies and nats out but lets the must get plenty of oxygen during
primary. The ma...