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  • Posted in thread: Bottling for carbed cider - when to bottle? on 03-03-2010 at 02:16 AM
    Very timely thread for me. Just racked my first batch of cider for the second time. Went from a
    6 to a 5 G carboy. The balance went into (1) me and (2) champagne bottles. I carbed them mildly
    (not to ...

  • Posted in thread: Red Raspberry Wine on 03-03-2010 at 01:41 AM
    I like my wines dry, so backsweetening is heresy to me. YMMV, but I propose an alternative:
    time.I just last week opened a red raspberry I made last summer. I loved it, but there's room
    for improvemen...

  • Posted in thread: Time - how long to age? on 03-03-2010 at 01:32 AM
    It seems that the more time I allow my wines to condition, the better the end product.
    Generally, I rack 2-3 times and age about 6 months before bottling. After bottling, I typically
    let it sit for an...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on Blueberry Wine Recipe on 02-28-2010 at 05:38 PM
    I'd consider adding maybe 1/2 teaspoon of tannin to a batch that size. Maybe just a hair more
    pectic enzyme, too, although some folks can be sensitive to off flavors from it. It's never
    bugged me thou...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle storage on 02-28-2010 at 05:32 PM
    I've been storing wine on its side in plastic tubs in my basement. I get the flatter ones so
    that the bottles don't get layered more than 2-3 deep. No problems or accidents so far. I think
    the tubs (w...

  • Posted in thread: screw caps on wine bottles? on 02-28-2010 at 05:27 PM
    Yes, I have used them with success. The vessel is a (1) glass (2) bottle. I'm baffled why it
    should be different if it is threaded on the outside. A cork of a proper size would function
    inside the nec...

  • Posted in thread: Massive newb question on 02-28-2010 at 04:51 PM
    FWIW, when using a "plastic bucket", I think it goes without saying that we are all referring
    to a "clean, food-grade plastic primary fermenter that has not been used to store paint or
    kitty litter". ...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 02-28-2010 at 04:37 PM
    15951. I made 7 gallons of substantially similar stuff, with 5 aging in a carboy right now. The
    original 2 were cyser, but the last was more faithful to the EW recipe.

  • Posted in thread: screw caps on wine bottles? on 02-28-2010 at 04:34 PM
    I have re-used screw top bottles with corks. I'm fairly sure I have never used anything but
    #8s, but take an example bottle to the shop and compare. My corker has not failed me in the
    case of bottles/...