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Posted in thread: Extended Maceration (Blueberry Wine) on 12-06-2009 at 02:39 AM
I've read a bit lately about extended maceration--up to 21 days on skins--and the benefits of
its application to red wines, but I'm wondering if I could apply this to the 5 gallons of
blueberry wine I...
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Fruit & Apple Wine on 10-24-2009 at 10:10 PM
Quick update: it's been over a month now and the wine is still cloudy. It's interesting: in
both the primary and now in the secondary there is a layer of compacted lees on the bottom with
3/4" or so o...
Posted in thread: Tomato Wine on 10-20-2009 at 02:14 AM
Well, I divvied up the whole gallon amongst friends and a local sommelier. She--the som--noted
it was better than she expected, but would definitely recommend boosting the sugar.So, next
batch I'll be...
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Fruit & Apple Wine on 09-26-2009 at 08:21 PM
UPDATE: I ended up inoculating with Lalvin EC-1118, following my better judgment. We'll see if
a future batch would stand to benefit from Safbrew T-58 or not.The aromas it's producing right
now have m...
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Fruit & Apple Wine on 09-23-2009 at 06:23 AM
My wife bought me a quart of local prickly pear fruit juice, as I've been talking up a prickly
pear fruit brew for a while. Whelp, here's what I did:1/3 cup Sonoran prickly pear fruit juice
(~$40 for ...
Posted in thread: Apfelwein Oak'd on 09-04-2009 at 06:57 AM
I have some French "House Toast" oak cubes that I will be tossing in a gallon of my 50/50
filtered/unfiltered organic juice, organic cane sugar Apfelwein. I'm even more excited after
reading of your s...
Posted in thread: Tomato Wine on 09-03-2009 at 07:50 AM
I also want to point out a major time difference in Yooper and my recipes: Yooper's aged for
over a year, mine has aged about 4 months and--according to the Home Winemakers
Companion--should be consum...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 09-03-2009 at 07:39 AM
Original recipe .... 13622 + 5 = 13639LOLz ...too much Apfelwein :)
Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 09-03-2009 at 07:37 AM
Hey, can I join?!13,653 +1 = 13,654Used .5 gal unfiltered organic juice, .5 gal filtered
organic juice, 1/3# organic cane sugar, and original yeast :) I have some oak cubes that I may
rack onto in sec...
Posted in thread: Tomato Wine on 09-03-2009 at 07:14 AM
Were you and Yoop leaving the skins in or just using the juice? Skins in for a few days might
add color.Been meaning to try this real soon though I might try my own version.The recipe I
used said to f...