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Posted in thread: RE: Adding Oak Chips - Sanitize or None Required on 11-29-2015 at 04:30 PM
Oak chips usually impart all of their oak within 2-3 days, once you boil them you are loosing
so much oak that I wouldn't bother using them, you'd be better using the water that you boiled
them in. Un...
Posted in thread: Aging question on 11-29-2015 at 04:18 PM
Bottle shock does not happen to every wine, as a matter of fact, I believe that I've had it
happen once or twice, and I make a good deal of wine every year. I typically let mine sit a few
weeks when I...
Posted in thread: RE: Adding Oak Chips - Sanitize or None Required on 11-29-2015 at 03:46 PM
No need to sanitize oak chips, by the time you sanitize them, all of the oak would be washed
away. I've never sanitized oak chips. A word of advice, next time add the chips to the
fermenting bucket, o...
Posted in thread: Beer Brewer Seeking Wine Advice on 11-26-2015 at 06:05 PM
1.5 - 2 yrs is the very least that I have my wines aging, I have to agree with DoctorCad
regarding the mist kits.
Posted in thread: First time from grapes on 11-26-2015 at 05:01 PM
Did you ferment the Muscat and the Zinfandel separately? The muscat grapes being a white grape
are normally destemmed, crushed, and pressed before the must is fermented, it doesn't usually
Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 11-26-2015 at 01:36 AM
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Posted in thread: need a yeast recommendation for a sweet wine on 11-25-2015 at 03:17 AM
What you are looking for is a yeast that will stop fermenting early, before the wine has
fermented to dry in order to retain some of the natural sugars, this is called residual sugar.
Off hand, I don'...
Posted in thread: Cherry instead of oak wood on 11-24-2015 at 04:46 AM
Very cool! I'll have to experiment one of these days.Thanks for the update!
Posted in thread: what is this on 11-24-2015 at 04:44 AM
It looks exactly like my cider, I used Pectic enzymes as well. I don't think that there is
anything to worry about, but if you want to be sure, smell and taste the cider, be careful,
that cider isn't ...
Posted in thread: making quality wine in a conical fermenter? on 11-24-2015 at 04:35 AM
The original poster - Brewhound28 asked: Does anybody know if you can make wine in a conical
fermenter? The answer is Yes it can, Billtzk has addressed almost every variable and a bunch of