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Posted in thread: Oaking on 04-05-2013 at 01:41 PM
I will say that I made a recent wine, fermenting a mix of Welch's White Niagara grape juice and
Knudson's Black Cherry juice. It, like all wines of this ilk, was not (nor was it meant to be)
a fine wi...
Posted in thread: Banana Wine on 03-28-2013 at 07:22 PM
I am having a similar issue, I've been on the raisins for a month and no activity. I pitched
some more champagne yeast that I made a starter with first and still no luck.Mine, also, was
stuck; and I'm...
Posted in thread: Vanilla Extract on 03-20-2013 at 06:29 PM
Wait, cinnamon extract.... ?Yup! Easy peasy -- put a couple or three sticks of cinammon in
about 8 oz of light (or dark) rum; cap it; let it infuse for a couple of months (shake it every
couple of day...
Posted in thread: Vanilla Extract on 03-18-2013 at 03:32 PM
Now I am going to start making my own vanilla extract! Love this! I always learn something when
I come on this site.I love my homemade vanilla extract. Easy; cheaper than grocery; and WAY
Posted in thread: Did I go overboard with equipment?? on 02-22-2013 at 11:45 AM
Welcome! I always remember what one of the members here has as their signature: "It's a fine
line between hobby and mental illness!"
Posted in thread: Finding Mead: Western PA and NE Ohio on 02-16-2013 at 04:06 PM
There is a lovely little place called Jilbert's in Valley City, maybe 30 minutes south of
Cleveland. They make a nice average mead (they simply call it honey wine). It's a good (but not
Posted in thread: Distilled Water on 02-05-2013 at 04:25 PM
I do have to say, I always -- beer, wine, or mead -- boil my tap water to de-chlorinate it. Any
issues with that?And/or is it necessary?
Posted in thread: When to remove the pulp? on 01-30-2013 at 01:27 PM
Until fermentation is >completely< and forever done (which honestly, is only (maybe) after
stabilizing), I wouldn't worry too terribly much about re-establishing a CO2 cap. Even after
the yeast slips ...
Posted in thread: Newbie question on 01-30-2013 at 01:06 PM
Oh, and for the actual mixing, a wine whip is inexpensive, and lets the drill do all the work.
Works amazingly well.
Posted in thread: how do you bottle your mead? on 01-30-2013 at 12:39 PM
Here's what I've found works well for (most) wine bottles and beer bottles. Fill the bottles
with hot water (no soap or anything -- the heat just helps melt the glue). Soak the filled
bottles in a tub...
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