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  • Posted in thread: It's IPA Day! on 08-01-2013 at 04:04 PM
    What a great idea, thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Kit wine, fermenting time on 01-09-2007 at 09:09 PM
    Yup, just follow the kit directions. If the SG is right, just rack as instructed.

  • Posted in thread: Wife wants a wine. on 06-20-2006 at 08:23 PM
    You might consider going one step more and having her pick out the kit. Just be sure she knows
    it will be several months before it's ready to drink! It's worth the wait, though.

  • Posted in thread: Cherry Wine on 06-20-2006 at 08:15 PM
    I'll be needing a few extra supplies for this. Probably won't be able to do this before next
    weekend. The cherries are ripe now. Should I harvest now,crush and freeze, or maybe pick and
    refrigerate, o...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Corn Mash, Dry Method on 05-11-2006 at 07:20 PM
    I've made wine using potatoes, but what you'll need to get that alcohol content is
    distillation, which I believe requires a federal license......

  • Posted in thread: Bordeaux Winemakers Reveal What's in the Bottle (WSJ Article) on 05-11-2006 at 05:58 PM
    As my Mamaw used to say "Nothing funnier than people!" Wine seems much more approachable now
    than I remember it being in the past. There was all this esoteric, mystical stuff that one had
    to learn to ...

  • Posted in thread: Bordeaux Winemakers Reveal What's in the Bottle (WSJ Article) on 05-11-2006 at 02:51 PM
    Thanks for posting this. I wonder how much of the buying changes are anti-French sentiments
    (which I've heard lately) and how much is that people have access to inexpensive but good
    wines. letting the...

  • Posted in thread: sanitizing wine corks on 03-13-2006 at 08:07 PM
    I just boil the corks for a few minutes, then cover the pan till cool, or if I'm in a hurry,
    dump out the water first. If I really want to cool them in a hurry I'll pop them into some no
    rinse sanitiz...

  • Posted in thread: Bad News on 03-07-2006 at 07:24 PM
    Sometimes it takes 2 or even 3 days for fermentation to really get going.

  • Posted in thread: Did I over-aerate? on 03-01-2006 at 06:37 PM
    I'll let those more expert than I speak to contamination, but my guess is you'll probably be
    OK. Just a guess, though!As for faster cooling, I've had good luck putting the brewpot into my
    sink, covere...

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