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Posted in thread: Fantastic Red Wine Success Wanted on 09-16-2010 at 04:37 PM
What I was looking for was what process others have used that that have been very successful.
What grapes with what yeast worked the best. After racking of the lees when to put into the oak
Posted in thread: My first Norton on 09-16-2010 at 04:01 PM
I do not have any acid testing equipment, so I did not test beforehand either. I recently
started another thread about having too much acid in my Norton from last year, so I'm inclined
to believe you ...
Posted in thread: Fantastic Red Wine Success Wanted on 09-14-2010 at 03:58 PM
I'm no master brewer or anything, but I guess I'll chip in my two cents since no one else has
replied. With grape wines, I don't really think in terms of "recipes". Buy the juice of your
choice, pour ...
Posted in thread: Too much acid- want to try MLF. Suggestions? on 09-14-2010 at 03:19 PM
As luck would have it, I had 5 gallons in one carboy, and then 2 one gallon jugs. I bottled the
one gallon jugs already, so I can try putting some of those in the fridge for a while & see if
Posted in thread: Too much acid- want to try MLF. Suggestions? on 09-13-2010 at 07:36 PM
Last year I tried making some Norton wine with grapes from a local vineyard. I think the grapes
could have used some more time on the vine; they were only like 22* Brix (if I'm remembering my
Posted in thread: My first Norton on 09-13-2010 at 06:27 PM
I pitched the yeast on 90 pounds of Nortons last night, myself. This morning they smelled
heavenly- like some kind of pastry. They were 25* Brix, so they can and do get enough sugars,
even though I wo...
Posted in thread: Sweet-her Cider Recipe on 10-30-2009 at 06:36 PM
sorbate leaves a discernable tasted in the cider. Some people are OK with it, but I'd recommend
against. Yes, the above idea would have to assume that a person is OK with the sorbate taste.
Myself, I ...
Posted in thread: Sweet-her Cider Recipe on 10-30-2009 at 06:21 PM
So, if we want to make a cider that's both carbonated and sweet, it sounds like the
main/popular methods use a yeast that will die in the bottle before using up the available
sugar, use kegging equipm...
Posted in thread: What is cider? on 02-01-2005 at 03:49 PM
I'm really enjoying my latest batch of cider right now. I had one batch go bad on me, though.
Still haven't figured that one out. Janx-It always seems my biggest problem is bottling. Since
I work for ...
Posted in thread: Belgian Ales!! on 01-27-2005 at 10:38 PM
Wow. Thanks for the quick and detailed reply, Janx. Your descriptions of their different
"personalities" is exactly the kind of info I was hoping for! I owe ya, man. I'm actually
printing out a copy o...