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Posted in thread: Brewers Best Holiday Ale kit on 11-17-2015 at 01:42 PM
I missed it, but the directions call for the spices to be added with that last hops --the last
15 minutes of the boil.Instead, I added them to the steeping grains, and steeped them at 160
degrees for ...
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Holiday Ale kit on 11-16-2015 at 05:01 PM
On this kit, when does it call to add the spices to the boil? At the end?P.S. I'm in
Strongsville as well. Small world.I missed it, but the directions call for the spices to be
added with that last ho...
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Holiday Ale kit on 11-16-2015 at 04:11 PM
I made a mistake with this kit -- misread the directions (my bad, I know) and added the spices
to the steep, rather than the boil. I'm afraid I won't have much flavor from them now.Should I
add some o...
Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-10-2015 at 01:56 AM
A thought just occurred to me. My wine is stored in a musty basement (a situation I'm working
to correct, by the way). The steady temperature is great, but do you think the musty air might
Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 02:30 AM
It >is< possible that is more than 1/4" of lees when I rack. That's the one part I'm not
>quite< as stringent about as I should be. But by the time I'm bulk aging for a longer period
of time, there ar...
Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 02:14 AM
Ok, sounds like a bottling issue then. How are you preparing your corks, bottles, bottling
equipment, etc, and what kind of corks are you buying?Anything else that we should know? Do you
rack to a bot...
Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 01:46 AM
I add campden at every other racking. I have not added any sulfite at bottling (or less than a
month before bottling). And in the case of the Grigio, it smelled and tasted delicious when I
Posted in thread: Unpleasant Smell -- HELP! on 07-06-2015 at 01:24 AM
I'm hardly the most experienced winemaker around, but I have had many successful and delicious
batches of wine (mostly reds) and mead in the past 4 years. However, lately I've had a problem
Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 08-28-2014 at 12:03 PM
Hops in a bochet might actually be an interesting thing!I started a hopped bochet last year;
and will be bottling it this weekend. It's already really interesting, although the flavors
still need time...
Posted in thread: Wine filter good or bad? on 07-28-2014 at 02:14 PM
You cannot filter a non-clear wine. The filter will just get plugged up. Filters are only for
final polishing of a wine or to keep minor sediment from forming in the bottle (by minor, I
mean just a ti...