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  • Posted in thread: Going for a dry apple wine with honey, looking for advice on 10-02-2016 at 05:17 PM
    On filtering vs stopping fermentation; My current decision is to add sorbate or sulfites (or
    likely both) Once I feel the fermentation has completed to the level I want it; and then either
    bottle or b...

  • Posted in thread: What size corks do I need? on 09-20-2016 at 02:43 PM
    If you are using standard 750 ml bottles, you'll want to use the #9, either the 1.5 or the 1.75
    will work fine. If you plan on making wine again and bottling, I'd spend the money on an
    Italian floor c...

  • Posted in thread: Vintners Best difficulties, anyone else?? on 09-20-2016 at 02:30 PM
    What temp is the must? If it is too cool, it will slow down. Have you tried to add any yeast
    nutrient such as fermaid K?

  • Posted in thread: Wine packaging help! on 09-20-2016 at 02:11 PM
    I use to use these shippers, never had any issues, click hereYou can also get the double
    shippers to send 2 bottles.This isn't the only source, google wine bottle shippers and you'll
    find a bunch of s...

  • Posted in thread: Brown Must. Yikes! on 09-20-2016 at 01:41 PM
    Did you add any potassium metabisulfite (Meta)?

  • Posted in thread: Going for a dry apple wine with honey, looking for advice on 09-18-2016 at 03:39 PM
    You are basically making a cyser (mead with apples), I've used honey to sweeten many batches of
    fruit wine; the honey will give it more body and mouthfeel than cane sugar can, but it will
    also take lo...

  • Posted in thread: Need Cigar Recommendation for Tomorrow on 09-17-2016 at 12:22 PM
    Usually, anything from Rocky Patel will be great, Drew estate cigars are very nice as well. My
    go to cigar is Drew Estate Tabak Especial Limited Cafe con Leche, this is one of the smoothest
    cigars tha...

  • Posted in thread: How long will yeast keep? on 09-17-2016 at 12:14 PM
    No disrespect intended, but why risk having a crappy fermentation when wine yeast is very
    cheap, you run the risk of several potential issues with old yeast, use a fresh packet.

  • Posted in thread: How long will yeast keep? on 09-13-2016 at 02:35 AM
    Your best bet is to follow the "use by" date stamped on the package of yeast, some of the yeast
    cells will be viable longer, but leaving it to chance when a packet of yeast can cost as little
    a $1.00 ...

  • Posted in thread: Storing extra wine for top up... on 09-13-2016 at 02:32 AM
    You need to put it into a smaller container or it will spoil in as fast as a few days.

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July 5, 2016  •  12:27 AM
I would like your homebrew wine recipe with fruit. Thanks!

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