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  • Posted in thread: DIY degasser $12 on 03-15-2013 at 08:01 PM
    Even 50 pumps a day for a week will not usually be enough. Good find though on the vacuum pump.
    I am looking for better ways to do it but I seem always find my way back to a electric vacuum

  • Posted in thread: Filtration unit for escaping gases on 03-05-2013 at 12:19 AM
    Two options could be using the glade oil in your airlock as long as you are careful or somehow
    have it pass through baking powder. Another option is just have a few glade plug ins around it.

  • Posted in thread: Storage life on 02-13-2013 at 03:34 PM
    I am not sure on the yeast nutrient or the tannins but the potassium sorbate, Camden tablets
    and the acid blend has the potential of lasting years as long as you keep it dry. They are
    salts that do no...

  • Posted in thread: Degassing wine trick on 02-11-2013 at 08:02 AM
    I'm not going to pretend to understand how screws make your wine bubbly... Though bubbly wine
    often makes me screwy :DAny word on the shop vac?Shop vac seemed to work. The wine I had was
    already great...

  • Posted in thread: Degassing wine trick on 02-06-2013 at 06:41 AM
    Anybody done this? Seems like it might actually work. know there's a way to embed the video,
    but I'm technologically incompetent.So I have had the pump for a week and the rubber gasket
    blew out. I bo...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a muscato. Any tips on 02-06-2013 at 06:31 AM
    I can't say much as far as what grape juice but I do know that many moscatos are around 5.5
    percent alcohol and have some apricot added in. I am very sure they are back sweetened so you
    will need pota...

  • Posted in thread: Adding "Kick" to peach wine on 02-04-2013 at 06:21 PM
    I would try doing a reduction and a simple syrup. I would do it because you don't want to over
    sweeten the wine but you want to make sure you get the max flavor. Wait till after adding the
    potassium s...

  • Posted in thread: Degassing wine trick on 01-30-2013 at 02:41 AM
    I wouldn't worry about it. The carbon dioxide will come out of solution well before the alcohol
    will. When the carbon dioxide is done coming out of solution there should be a gap in pressure
    before an...

  • Posted in thread: Island Mist Kit question on 01-27-2013 at 11:45 PM
    I started my first wine kit, Island Mist Exotic Fruits Zinfandel. I sprinkled yeast over the
    must last night, covered it and inserted airlock. Do I stir the top half daily? The
    instructions do not men...

  • Posted in thread: Degassing wine trick on 01-27-2013 at 10:45 PM
    The physics makes sense and I myself just bought the vacuum pump. It should be here later this
    week so if you want to wait till then I can give you a review on it. I have also seen people
    use their sh...