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Posted in thread: Should I take out all this stuff on top? on 03-24-2014 at 06:24 PM
I used one pack of yeast because it was all I had on hand for 8 gallons and it fermented just
fine. Generally speaking though one pack is good for 5 to 6 gallons.
Posted in thread: Can it be fixed? on 03-24-2014 at 06:22 PM
It will be EVEN better with a few months aging!
Posted in thread: Can it be fixed? on 03-15-2014 at 10:30 PM
FWIW, this IS our favorite kit; have made 3 of them. We let them age for 3 months before we
even try a bottle. We add 5 lbs of sugar up front or until we reach 1.085 and then the full
f-pak at the end...
Posted in thread: Apple Wine Spices on 11-04-2013 at 04:15 PM
Look in the baking aisle for the spices. Look for Apple Pie Spice. It is everything you need in
one jar. That will keep you from buying multiple jars. I use this for my apple pie wine.
Posted in thread: Primary Fermenting wine on 11-02-2013 at 08:44 AM
I too use a towel until the reading is 1.020 to 1.010 and then siphon off the lees to clean
Posted in thread: yeast slurry longevity on 11-02-2013 at 08:42 AM
"I" would have not added water. The slurry would have kept just fine in the fridge. I have even
frozen it and used it months later.
Posted in thread: Show us your bottled wine. on 10-26-2013 at 10:13 AM
Hello where are you in NC? Always looking to hook up with vintners and doing some trades.We
don't make grape wine, only fruit wines and we have every fruit wine imaginable with many
variations of the ...
Posted in thread: Show us your bottled wine. on 10-26-2013 at 10:10 AM
Not technically "dust". The wine cellar we had dug was flawed and we could not get it below 75
degrees this past summer so we had to add an air conditioner. Due to the way it was constructed
it meant ...
Posted in thread: Show us your bottled wine. on 10-23-2013 at 10:04 PM
Photos are of our wine cellar we had dug this spring.Photos were taken a few months ago and
there is more bottles in the cellar now.Just yesterday we combined shelves to make more room
for more bottle...
Posted in thread: Do I really need a secondary? on 10-23-2013 at 11:38 AM
It will spoil if you don't put it in a smaller secondary. Once fermentation is done there
cannot be but an inch or so of head space.You need to get a smaller carboy (3 gallon) or 3 one
gallon carboys ...