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Posted in thread: Oak?! on 08-19-2014 at 04:02 PM
I take it you wouldn't oak a peach wine then?
Posted in thread: Guide to set internal chest freezer thermostat to >32F; Eliminate external control on 08-12-2014 at 06:54 PM
Could the temperature be set as high as say 64F (18C) for storing demijohns of wine? I have no
cellar so my plan is to insulate the inside of a brick outhouse and take the door off the
fridge unit - w...
Posted in thread: Clearing with egg white on 05-24-2014 at 10:05 AM
I'm trying an experiment in clearing a little wine (oak leaf) using egg white and would like to
call on the experience of others who have cleared wine this way. I understand the method is to
use half ...
Posted in thread: My Banana Melomel on 05-03-2013 at 09:01 AM
I've been wanting to have a go at this for a while now - a one gallon batch tho.I'd like to get
a balance between the bananas and the honey and I thought clover honey would be good to go with
Posted in thread: Suggestions please for over-rich elderberry on 01-20-2013 at 08:25 PM
...I would bottle a few at 1.011, a few at 0.994 and then blend the rest if you so desire.Gr8
idea! I'm up for doing just that. Cheers!
Posted in thread: Suggestions please for over-rich elderberry on 01-20-2013 at 06:45 PM
Mikey....do you plan to bottle this spiced or just when serving? You may consider bottling some
plain and/or backsweetened and allowing to age--just enjoyed a two year old semisweet
elderberry a few w...
Posted in thread: Suggestions please for over-rich elderberry on 01-19-2013 at 11:47 PM
Thanks WVMJ. did a test in a clean jam jar with mulling spices and it worked a treat - keeping
it at 1.017 and not adding any more sugar the wine seems well balanced. So have put in small
Posted in thread: Suggestions please for over-rich elderberry on 01-19-2013 at 01:55 PM
Add some pure alcohol to raise the levels up a little bit. Elderberry blackberry is one of our
favorites. WVMJWouldn't that mean it took longer to mature and mellow out?Anyone had any
experience with ...
Posted in thread: Suggestions please for over-rich elderberry on 01-18-2013 at 05:50 AM
Hi. I made the mistake of racking too early and as I'd used 18% yeast I put extra fruit in. The
wine has stopped fermenting at 15% and sg 1.017, and tastes over-rich. It's mainly elderberry
but with a...
Posted in thread: Troublesome ferment with costco honey on 01-07-2013 at 08:11 PM
I was under the impression that the ph is best kept at 3.4 - 3.5. I had a must that was very
slow to start - the ph was abut 4.5. I added some orange and some lemon juice to bring it down
to between 3...