Last Activity:10-22-2012 9:31 AM
Posted in thread: pH adjustment after fermentation on 10-16-2012 at 03:58 PM
I think I'll leave it alone and see what time does for me. I found this article on high pH /
high TA wines. Looks like my TA is in the correct range, but the higher pH could lead to
spoilage. I'm afra...
Posted in thread: pH adjustment after fermentation on 10-16-2012 at 01:13 PM
OK, so I measured the TA last night using the titration method two ways - color change and ph
change. I believe I did this correctly and got similar results. Based on the color change
method, I came u...
Posted in thread: pH adjustment after fermentation on 10-15-2012 at 05:16 PM
My notes are at home, but I believe it was around .6%, assuming I did the test correctly.The
instructions with my kit said to stop when any color change was seen. Other instructions say
the diluted so...
Posted in thread: pH adjustment after fermentation on 10-15-2012 at 02:19 PM
I just tested the pH of my Merlot with a meter I borrowed. It's coming in at about 3.98-4.00. I
didn't have the meter during the crush, but I did check the TA of the must with an acid test.
It looked ...
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 10-05-2012 at 08:28 PM
I'm trying 2 gallon batches of hard cider this fall. I have 1 gallon of sweet cider from a
local orchard (pasteurized, but no preservatives). No idea what the apple make-up is, but
assume it's sweet. ...
Posted in thread: When to rack my wine? on 11-14-2010 at 08:34 PM
Thanks for the replies. Since this is my first attempt, I'm just going to follow the process
that all the old Italians have been using for years. I'll plan to rack it in the next day or so
and plan to...
Posted in thread: When to rack my wine? on 11-13-2010 at 11:30 PM
I am in the process of making wine for the first time. My in-laws are from Italy and have been
making it for years. I decided to get in on the action this year.I bought 3 cases of Barbera
grapes. We c...
Posted in thread: Wine from fresh juice on 02-06-2010 at 02:56 AM
My local brew shop is taking orders for fresh Chilean grape varieties and fresh juice. I'm
considering the 6 gallon bucket of juice, but wondering what experience others have had with
this method. It ...
Posted in thread: When to bottle / drink? on 12-10-2009 at 01:48 PM
OK, so after reading a bit more, I realize that I may not end up with clear cider anyway. This
is my first batch ever and I sort of jumped right into it. I did heat the cider to around 160
(no boil or...
Posted in thread: When to bottle / drink? on 12-09-2009 at 04:47 PM
I started my first attempt at hard cider back on October 4th. My OG was 1.071. I checked it
about 1.5 weeks ago and it had dropped to about 1.004 or 1.006, can't remember. I then racked
it over to a g...