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Posted in thread: Use of campden tablets on 10-13-2012 at 12:07 AM
Campden does not kill yeast! I find for best results I make a good starter of the yeast I want
before I even start making the must. I don't even both with K Meta or campden. The strongest
yeast will w...
Posted in thread: Fining question on 07-07-2011 at 02:46 AM
You may of added stabilizer to early. Adding K-Meta is done at end of fermentation . After you
have had the same SG reading 3 days in a row. It may ferment a little more and you may need to
Posted in thread: Dandelion wine sg / stuck on 07-07-2011 at 02:41 AM
Check SG. if its to high the yeast wont like it. The raisins have a lot of sugar and some have
preservatives that will prevent or retard fermentation. Check temp. get it into middle 70's.
check ph, sh...
Posted in thread: (Alexander's Sun Country Concentrates) ?? on 07-07-2011 at 02:34 AM
I made Riesling using them. Used 3 cans to make 5 1/2 gallons. I hate weak wine
Posted in thread: Degassing question on 05-11-2011 at 04:19 AM
Reds make one hell of a mess of carpets when they go. Oxy-clean is for bottle labels and wine
Posted in thread: Wine SG readings on 05-02-2011 at 07:08 PM
Rack it off the lees. Dont worry about getting some with the racking because you will be doing
it again and dont need to lose any more volume than needed. Yes for most part there will be
enough yeast ...
Posted in thread: First Time Making Wine on 05-01-2011 at 06:04 PM
You need to get it off the gross lees or they will leave a bad taste in the wine. If all you
have is a 5 gallon carboy then use it and put extra in gallon jug.You can use it as topping off
and taster ...
Posted in thread: Wine SG readings on 04-27-2011 at 04:54 PM
Strawberry always has a ton on bottom any way so don't panic if it seems like you have way to
much. It will seem like it because you transferred early.
Posted in thread: Mead help? on 04-18-2011 at 04:32 PM
Posted in thread: Proper way to backsweeten? on 04-17-2011 at 09:18 AM
It has only started fermenting once, the first time. Now I wait 6 months or more to bottle. It
could go longer because mead this strong needs at least a year to drink and be good. Some of
the locals d...