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Posted in thread: how do I stop fermentation? on 07-28-2010 at 05:10 PM
I'm making wine.Sorbate doesn't kill the yeast, it just prevents it from multiplying. It won't
stop it from fermenting to totally dry. The cracking comes in when I rack it after it clears
up. Putting ...
Posted in thread: how do I stop fermentation? on 07-28-2010 at 07:03 AM
How do we stop it? I did try to stop it. The way I did it was to just add some potassium
sorbate and stick it in the fridge.The problem with this is sometimes the glass cracks. I'd
like to avoid this....
Posted in thread: maple syrup? on 07-06-2010 at 07:38 PM
I'm sure this is the wrong topic to post this in. I just started my first real mead, but I
noticed I have lots of maple syrup in the fridge. Does it work the same way as honey?If one
uses maple syrup ...
Posted in thread: Kilju (Sugar Wine) on 07-05-2010 at 06:03 AM
Yeah, turbo yeast expels a higher percentage of fusal alcohols. It also doesn't like to settle
out, requiring filtering. That's too much work.Anyway, I've recently found that I've been using
Posted in thread: Sanitation: How long does Star-San stay good for (mixed up)? on 07-05-2010 at 04:54 AM
I'm sorry to resurrect this, but I'm so glad to those who wrote it! I just happen to have an RO
filter at home and decided to give it a try. WOW! My solution used to get cloudy in a matter of
Posted in thread: Welch's Grape Juice Wine on 06-29-2010 at 10:31 PM
Sorry for this, but I just have to because I'm very excited (and a little tipsy)! Okay, I've
only been making my own wine for about six months now, but this is amazing to me.About three
weeks ago I st...
Posted in thread: Kilju (Sugar Wine) on 06-29-2010 at 10:13 PM
I gave a good deal of thought to your post and decided to try something a little different.
:)Add 1 oz of raisins to the must. WOW! What a difference!I read somewhere that you can add up
to 1lbs. per ...
Posted in thread: Kilju (Sugar Wine) on 05-30-2010 at 07:34 AM
I've been trying to make sugar-wine (pure rocket fuel) to ferment to dry. So far it hasn't
happened. I must have tried 4 batches so far, and to date, no joy. I've been using 3 lbs. sugar
with 1 tsp nu...
Posted in thread: Welch's Grape Juice Wine on 05-27-2010 at 12:53 AM
I'll admit, I did not take an OG. I guess I must have felt it wasn't necessary , since the
sugar content of the concentrate should have been a known variable. Maybe Welches grew super
grapes last year...
Posted in thread: Welch's Grape Juice Wine on 04-25-2010 at 07:27 AM
I like EC-1118 myself for this. It bubbles up a lot as first but it seems to finish fast with
no bad flavor to my taste.Later: But I don't age my wines. I prefer them fresh, as soon as they